Bird Voices - Learn song & language in Dartmoor Woodland
Map Grid Reference SX785839
Directions will be provided via email to you a few days prior to the event
AboutWhich bird voice can teach you that a sparrowhawk is approaching? Unlock the secrets of the Dartmoor woodland, heath and wetlands by learning Bird Language, and the different voices of the birds.
Dartmoor is rich with native birds as well as migrants. Using their song to identify the Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Buzzard, Crow, Skylark, Siskin, Gold Crest, and many more, we will also listen to their other calls. Understanding the difference between alarm calls, mating calls, and territorial calls can deepen our awareness and understanding of what's happening in the natural world, and strengthen our connection to the birds at this time of Spring.
Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Robin Bowman to tune into and experience different bird voices. The day will consist of an inspiring mix of bringing our different senses alive, a sit spot, and walking together to different parts of the woodland listening and identifying bird song.
An avid birdwatcher since the age of 6, Robin Bowman grew up walking, camping , swimming, and of course birding, in the wild places. For the past 15 years he has worked with a large variety of schools and organisations facilitating nature connection and wilderness awareness programmes. He currently runs the Hunger Games programme for teens through WildWise, and works with prisoners with the Write to Freedom charity. In his spare time he runs a smallholding with his young family on Dartmoor, and still loves birds so much he named his first child after one!
£35 per adult and £20 older, engaged children/teenagers under 16. Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential.