4/20, Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Are you curious about the lives of the birds around you? Have you ever wondered what they eat, where they rest at night or what they’re saying? This half-day field workshop blends a little bit of bird identification with seeking out bird tracks & sign, interpreting their sounds and understanding their lives. Spend the morning with bird language expert & wildlife tracker Dan Gardoqui to gain a deeper connection to the birds.
Participants should be dressed to be outdoors for the entire 3 hours – regardless of temperature. Dress in layers. Bring snacks and a drink. For Adults & Interested Teens. Group size is limited to 15 people, and advance registration is required. Please register using the form below. The price is $20/ person ($25/person for non-members), payable by cash or check at the workshop. Participants who are members of either YCA, Maine Audubon or the Wells Reserve qualify for the member price. Note that this same workshop is also being offered on Sunday, May 5th.
This workshop is being co-hosted by YCA and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, but reservations are being taken only through this YCA website (below). Participants who are members of either YCA, Maine Audubon or the Wells Reserve are eligible for the members price.
Robin on nest – Seth Davis photos
Dan Gardoqui is a co-founder and Executive Director of White Pine Programs, a nature connection nonprofit based in York, Maine. He has been studying naturalist skills, wildlife tracking, bird language, and mentoring for over 25 years. Dan has a M.S. in Natural Resources, is a Certified Wildlife Tracker, Registered Maine Guide, and served as Science Faculty at Granite State College for over a decade. Through wildlife tracking, Dan has contributed to wildlife studies and served as science editor for the bird language book What the Robin Knows. While not navigating the landscape of nonprofit leadership and management, Dan loves spending time trail running, hunting, playing music, and being a dad to his boys.