Bird Language 101

Saturday, April 30, 2016*
9:00 a.m.
Location: MHLC’s Holt Preserve
Cost: Free

Program is FULL 
To be placed on a waiting list please call or email Tina Bateman at or 518-436-6346. Thank you for your interest!


The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s fields and forests are brimming with a ‘news service’ signaling to all who are aware.  Birds report everything to each other– and understanding this language is an amazing way to deepen your Capital Region outdoor experience. Understanding bird language is an effective, fun, and exciting tool for observing the relationships of the natural world. Imagine being led on adventures to find great horned owls, coyote, and much more due to your understanding of bird language!

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures as they offer this interactive outdoor workshop, Bird Language 101 on Saturday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with extra time set aside after for those looking to practice their new skills. During this excursion on an MHLC preserve, you will be provided with the tools you need to see the landscape through the eyes of birds, bringing you to a more intimate relationship with the world unfolding outside your door.  You will leave the session equipped to decipher the language hidden in the vocalizations and behaviors of common Capital Region birds.  This class does not require any prior knowledge of bird species or their calls.

To Bring: notebook and pencil/pen, lunch/snack, and weather appropriate clothing.

Directions to the Holt Preserve:

From Route 32 in the Town of New Scotland turn east (left if you are coming from Albany) onto Route 301 (Cedar Grove Road).

At about 2.4 miles, turn right onto Route 108 (Copeland Hill Road).

At the top of the hill (about 1 mile) turn right onto Appleby Road.

Proceed about 0.9 miles to the preserve entrance and parking area. Do not drive further on this road; it is impassible by motor vehicle, but is a nice walk.

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*Event is weather dependent

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