My bird outings are inclusive of all gender pronouns, sexual orientations, races, cultures, abilities, ethnicity, ages and socioeconomic status. Current bird outings are limited to a group of 8 or less.
Accessible bird outings for those with mobility, sensory and or neurological challenges will be listed in the description.
Those that are bird curious at any level are always welcome.
Guest safety is my top priority. Proof of vaccination and I.D required for all bird outings.
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 focus is on urban birding and I will meet guests at the chosen location. Locations are typically in urban Seattle and accessible by public transportation (bus or light rail).
During our outing 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.
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. 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.
While we are out in the field observing birds, I will focus on a more mindful approach to birding where in addition to learning keys to identifying bird species and quiet time in observation, I will discuss ways we can provide healthy support for birds in our community through simple and easily attainable actions.
My bird outings are perfect for the beginning birder who has recently discovered the joy of birds and also for those wanting to deepen their practice of connecting to and experiencing birds and nature in a more nourishing 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 questions and birding rates please email me at Roniq@shebirds.com.
Wishing you health and good spirits!
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