My bird outings are inclusive of all ages, gender pronouns, sexual orientations, races, cultures, abilities, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Bird outings are limited to a group of 10 or less.
Those that are bird curious at any and all levels are always welcome! I'm happy to tailor a trip to your needs.
Accessible bird outings or bird sits for those with mobility, sensory and or neurological challenges are available as well. There are several great accessible urban birding spots in Seattle.
Mindful bird outings and bird sits are an option for those wanting a slower paced, more connected nature and birding experience.
Rates for a 2 hour bird outing: 1-2 persons $125.
3-4 persons $175. Additional $25 per persons up to 10 people.
It's my deep passion to share the joy of nature, birds and birding with my guests and I hope you will join me.
My bird outings are typically 2 hours long. During our time together we will go over binocular use and terms, field guides and bird apps, keys to identifying birds (Size & Shape, Color Pattern, Behavior, and Habitat), expected bird species to see based on the seasons and bird songs and calls. We will then put all we learn into practice, observing birds in the field. Locations are based in urban Seattle or surrounding areas that are accessible by public transportation (bus and or light rail). I will meet guests at our chosen location.
While we are out in the field observing birds, I will incorporate a more mindful approach to birding which utilizes the senses to enhance a connection to birds and nature. In addition to learning keys to identifying bird species and quiet time in observation, I will discuss healthy, simple and easily attainable actions we can achieve to support birds in our community.
I will have binoculars for you to borrow if need be. I will also have a birding field guide and birding apps to help us identify what we see. Please dress for weather. During fall and winter, it is recommended to wear water/mud proof shoes as some of the trails get muddy. Wearing layers is advised for warmth and feel free to bring any snacks/hot or cold beverages you need to ensure your comfort. Public restrooms are generally available.
My bird outings are perfect for the beginning birder who has recently discovered the joy of birds and also for those birders familiar with birding, who are looking to deepen their practice of connecting to birds and nature in a more curious, exploratory and restorative manner. I'll be there to assist you every step of the way!
I'm happy to answer any and all questions. For inquires on rates for longer bird outings and non urban birding destinations, please email me at Roniq@shebirds.com.
Wishing you health and good spirits!
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