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AT24-079 Birding by Ear Workshop, Chaetura Canyon, Austin

February 17 @ 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

$30.00

Event Title: Birding by Ear Workshop, Chaetura Canyon, Austin

AT-VMS: AT: Hill Country Chapter Other Approved Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)

Comments: AT24-079 Birding by Ear Workshop, Chaetura Canyon, Austin, Presenter:

Mikael Behrens (AT=3.0h)

Event Dates: 2/17/2024

Event Time: 7:30a-10:30a

repeats 3/16/2024

Event Summary:
Birding by ear is a way of finding and identifying birds without having to see them.

Event Description:
The Texas Hill Country supports many species of birds, but its dense oak-juniper woods can make them difficult to see. Birding by ear is a way of finding and identifying birds without having to see them. And it’s so much more! Tuning into the subtle sounds birds make increases awareness and mindfulness, enhances bird behavior interpretation, and helps to make your birding a strong and lasting form of nature connection.

This three hour workshop, led by Mikael Behrens, will focus on identifying and appreciating birds by sound rather than sight, on Travis Audubon’s Chaetura Canyon Sanctuary. It’s a combination of stationary listening and a slow walk on the canyon trail (which is steep and narrow in places.) In this workshop we will:

Identify the bird sounds we hear.
Learn about the reasons for and context of bird sounds.
Learn a context for interpreting bird sounds that does not require identifying the bird.
Tune in to subtle sounds in general and learn how our ears both help us and hinder us.

A restroom is available at the start and end of the workshop.

Limit 10 participants. For more information, contact Mikael at birdingonbroadmeade@gmail.com

Cost: $30

Register @: https://travis.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/travis/eventRegistration.jsp?event=7979

Event Location: MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED AND HAVE PAID FEE

Travis Audubon’s Chaetura Canyon Sanctuary
Chaetura Canyon is situated on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, 1.25 miles southwest of Mansfield Dam, in Travis County, approximately 12 miles northwest of Austin, Texas.
For exact driving directions contact Mikael at birdingonbroadmeade@gmail.com

Presenter: Mikael Behrens

Contact Information:
info@travisaudubon.org
512-300-2473

Organization Website:
https://travisaudubon.org/?event=birding-by-ear-workshop-6&event_date=2024-02-17

Sponsoring Organization:
Travis Audubon Society