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Slow Birding Presentation - OLLI Newport

  • Hebard State Office Building 100 Main Street Newport, VT, 05855 United States (map)

A presentation looking at how we've learned to learn birds and how we can go one step further deepening our connection to not only birds but the places they (and we) call home. 

For some, birding is an adventure to seek out and document as many bird species as possible. We chase, we check-off our lists, and we move on to to the next exciting sighting. Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, will introduce another birding approach that will help us slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds. Starting with the usual suspects in your backyard, Bridget will share how to read bird body language, how to listen beyond just birdsong, and how to discover your own sit-spot to achieve a more intimate look at the natural world.

Based on the work by Donald & Lilian Stokes who published a set of books called Bird Behavior and the teachings of John Young and Dan Gardoqui who wrote What the Robin Knows, slow birding came together as a way to enjoy birds wherever you're at, rather than chase-and-identify birding.

Please click here to visit the Newport/Derby/Stanstead OLLI website for details.