April 29th – May 1st

Program Cost:*


*plus housing

The $350 fee covers the cost of the program and is paid during registration online. For further details about housing costs, which may be paid at any time up to arrival on-site, please visit our Conference Rates and Cancellation Policy page. These prices will also be listed on the registration.

About The Program

Wouldn’t you like to be able to understand what the birds are telling you? Spend a weekend of mindful learning with the more-than-human-world. “Talking with Birds” will help you understand how to tune into the language of birds (as well as other wildlife) through simple routines and awareness techniques. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll mix quiet observation time with exploring the landscape, engaging in play and sleuthing mysteries to make deep connections with the natural world. Adults of all experience levels are welcome.

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Meet the Presenter

Dan Gardoqui

Dan Gardoqui

Dan Gardoqui is a nature-based consultant, skilled mentor, bird language expert, certified wildlife tracker with over 30 years experience. He has a M.S. in Natural Resources and served as Science Faculty at Granite State College for a decade. Dan has contributed to wildlife studies and served as science & audio editor for the book What the Robin Knows. You may know him from his “Learn a Bird” series on YouTube and Instagram TV or his bird mimicry skills. Dan is the founder & principal of Lead with Nature based in Southern Maine.