Bird Language Workshop with Jeff Caplan
About This Registration Songbirds are the inter-connected eyes and ears of our ecosystems. But can we learn what they are saying? This workshop explores this question and is great for beginners, families, and everyone who enjoys nature. The workshop will include a short lecture at SFBBO's conference center in Milpitas followed by a morning of listening in the field at Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara to try to unravel the story of bird conversation and behavior. In the workshop you will learn: - The five different common voices of songbirds - How to begin to interpret their communication from sound, movement, and alarm - Skills you can apply in your backyard, on a hike, or sitting quietly observing in the city Jeff Caplan weaves 30 years as a naturalist and a teacher of communication skills to cultivate a common language for connecting more deeply with nature and birds. Working privately and through the University of California, he has given workshops to hundreds of people in the Bay Area, Malaysia, and Ecuador. He combines storytelling, citizen science and strengthening observation skills to inspire connection and stewardship among his audiences. Please contact Science Outreach Intern Gabbie Burns at email@example.com for more information.