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Bird Migration: An Epic Journey


Come join Dan as he shares his passion and knowledge about the feats, perils and fascinating facts regarding bird migration. Content will include bird natural history; fall raptor migration identification tips; a deep dive on a weekly focal species’ migration story; real-time migration info; bird-finding tips during migration and much more.

This course involves both live online sessions as well as opportunities in-between classes for more learning. Join weekly sessions live (via Zoom) and/or watch the recordings at your leisure.

Ever wonder how millions of birds successfully prepare for and survive one of the most amazing feats of nature year after year? BIRD MIGRATION is truly Epic Journey.

  • Live, interactive sessions with Dan & your classmates (optional)
  • Personalized connection with an expert naturalist and birder
  • True Stories of Migration that will expand your mind and awareness.
  • Anytime Access to recordings of our live sessions.
  • Exclusive content on a dedicated course page.
  • Optional Assignments & Challenges to push you further.


  • Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 19th, 26th, and October 3rd & 10th, 2023.
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm EST – Wednesday Evenings.
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: $165 (on sale for $199.50)

Each class session will include: up-to-date curricular content, first-hand stories; bird migration updates; and guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) for the class.

Tracker Training Classes

Tracker Training Session Listings

Can’t make it in person to study wildlife tracking? Sign up for one (or more) of these affordable ($just $20 each), 90-minute wildlife tracker training sessions focusing on the tracks and sign of mammals, birds, herptiles and invertebrates. Originally designed to prepare those with an upcoming wildlife track and sign evaluation, these classes are useful to anyone brushing up on their wildlife tracking skills. The classes give provide breadth (many track and sign pics) an depth (deep dive natural history & stories).


  • Length: Each class recording is a 90-minute lesson, facilitated by Dan & Bill.
  • Cost: only $20 per session! Get yours now!

Trainers: Dan Gardoqui of Lead with Nature has been training and mentoring wildlife trackers for over 20 years. He is an expert naturalist, bird language specialist and registered Maine Guide. Bill Marple has trained trackers for nearly two decades, mostly via the Tracker School and the United State Marine Corps, where he served for 8 years. Both Bill & Dan are dedicated to passing on the skills of tracking through their work.

Talking with Birds

Next Class dates TBA

This 4-week online journey focuses on how to understand and communicate with birds. Experience unique, interesting and engaging lessons with bird language expert, Dan Gardoqui. Each week, Dan shares content, stories, tips as well as provide guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) to your “flock.”

  • Live, interactive sessions – join live OR watch class recordings on your own time 24/7
  • Personalized connection with an expert naturalist and ecologist
  • True Stories of how listening to birds can clue you into other wildlife
  • Anytime Access to recordings of our live sessions
  • Exclusive content on a dedicated course page
  • Optional Assignments & Challenges that will push you further
  • Private Student Page & Group Forum for 24/7 access to learning

Class size is limited to ensure attention and mentoring from Dan. Each session will include: new content and stories; student updates; and guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) for the class.


  • Dates: next class dates TBD
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm (eastern time) via Zoom (join live or watch later)
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: $165

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