What Is Bird Language?

Interpreting bird language—what the birds are “saying” and how and why they’re saying it—is an ancient skill that people have used for thousands of years. Birds are keenly aware of their surroundings and often very vocal about what they observe—songbirds especially. Through their songs, companion calls, alarms and other voices, we can gain insight into the movements of predators and other events that are unfolding in real time on the landscape. But that’s not all. Tuning into the birds, who are present whether we find ourselves in deep woods or the city center, helps us to expand our awareness, deepen our listening and re-discover ourselves within a web of relationship that many have forgotten in these modern times.

About The Event

During these experiential events, you will join a group of mentors and learners led by Weaving Earth co-founders Lauren Dalberth Hage and Dave Hage, who have been studying and teaching bird language for nearly a decade. Your participation in course activities will help you to:

  • Deepen your relationship to wild nature
  • Improve your tracking and pattern recognition
  • Refine your ecological design capacity
  • Gain tools to be more attentive to your surroundings, sensitive to your effect on others and wild nature, and walk with a quiet mind

Bird-Language-Leaders-YellowThe Saturday Series events are affiliated with Bird Language Leaders, a new collaboration with the National Audubon Society intended to awaken deep nature connection through understanding the bird communication patterns in a landscape.


Dates for our Bird Language Saturday Series are forthcoming. To receive updates about this and other Weaving Earth programs, join our mailing list. Please contact Sam Edmondson if you have any questions.