Start learning bird language through our free 10-part email course!

Get a new lesson every few days, packed with fun bird language skills you can explore right in the backyard or local park.

This 10 part e-course introduces you to the basic skills and concepts of bird language.

Whether you are new to birding or are an experienced bird-watcher, this free course can help you gain routines for delving deeper into the lives of the birds and other animals around you.

The course includes an introduction to:

  • The basic core routines of Bird Language, the art of interpreting the voices, postures and movement of the birds to locate hidden animals and better understand their behavior
  • The “shapes of alarm”, the sound & motion-based alarm signature that each animal generates as it moves across the landscape
  • How to diminish your field of disturbance in the field and see more wildlife
  • Fun field practices to boost your learning journey

How it Works:

Every three days you’ll receive a new email to access a new course lesson, posted on our online Bird Language Basics course portal.

The course includes 10 free lessons, and beyond that you’ll also receive updates with the latest blog posts, events, and other learning resources. You can unsubscribe easily at any time.

You'll also receive updates on other great nature connection and mentoring resources and trainings from the 8 Shields Institute.

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Meet Your Guide:

Author of the book Conscious Nature: The Art and Neuroscience of Meditating In Nature, Josh Lane is a lead mentor with the 8 Shields Institute, offering personalized mentoring in holistic tracking, mindfulness, and connection with the natural world.

For 20 years, Josh has practiced mentoring skills that support transformational journeys for individuals and groups, as passed down through the ancient arts of holistic tracking, bird language, Qi Gong, and other primal awareness skills.

Josh is a storyteller, author and presenter whose work has appeared in various online trainings, including Awakening the Senses in Nature and Backyard Bird Language. In addition, he’s contributed to books and articles on bird language and holistic tracking, including What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World.

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