Spring Wings: A Seasonal Birding Apprenticeship

$125.00$230.00

NEW!  Spring Wings is a seasonal birding apprenticeship for adults (& interested teens) looking to dive deep into the world of birds. Winter birding is magical (and underrated!). Come enjoy the magic of peak songbird migration (May session) and/or the onset of baby bird season (June session). Adults can sign up for consecutive monthly sessions to build upon knowledge and experience gained in the field with a professional bird guide. Each session includes 8 hours of quality field time with a seasoned mentor. Group size will be limited to eight to allow for personal attention.

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NEW!  Spring Wings is a seasonal birding apprenticeship for adults (& interested teens) looking to dive deep into the world of birds. Winter birding is magical (and underrated!). Come enjoy the magic of peak songbird migration (May session) and/or the onset of baby bird season (June session). Adults can sign up for consecutive monthly sessions to build upon knowledge and experience gained in the field with a professional bird guide. Each session includes 8 hours of quality field time with a seasoned mentor. Group size will be limited to eight to allow for personal attention.

Topics Covered will Include:

  • Identification & Behavior: identification basics & pro tips for breeding plumages.
  • Bird Language: learn how to detect and interpret interspecies communication.
  • Bird Family Studies: spring families include warblers, wading birds and shorebirds (to name a new)
  • Migration & Seasonality: learn about migration and breeding habitats.
  • Ecology: understanding how birds are connected to larger ecosystems and specific habitats.
  • Bird Advocacy: actions we can take to protect and conserve bird populations and species.
  • Bird-Finding: learn about where to go and how to find both common and unusual birds.
  • Bird Tracks & Sign: we’ll learn about birds’ lives via the spoor they leave behind

Dates & Locations

  • May 11th – Migration Madness! Coastal York County, Maine (Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Wells and/or Biddeford Pool).
  • June 15th  – Breeding Birds & Baby Birds! York County, Maine ( (Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Wells and/or Biddeford Pool)

Timing: 7am-3pm

Cost: $230 for both sessions (save $20) or $125 per session)

Your Guide: Dan Gardoqui is a seasoned mentor, skilled birder and engaging guide. He encourages curiosity and humility while creating an inclusive place to explore and learn from more-than-human-world.

Dates

Both Saturdays, May 11th, June 15th

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