Voices of the Birds:
A Birdsong Immersion Retreat
with Laura Whittemore
Saturday, May 19th at 1:00 pm to
Sunday, May 20th at 12:00 pm
Immerse yourself in springtime birdsong in this unique overnight retreat which will help you identify birds by their distinct voices and understand what they’re communicating. You’ll learn to focus on the sounds around you, get to know a bird’s world, experience the dawn chorus and connect more deeply with nature. Longtime Audubon ear birding teacher Laura Whittemore will guide you through basic birdsong ID, deep listening, naturalist practices, the benefits of a daily sit spot, and more.
Two delicious meals will be prepared for you and overnight accommodations are included.
Maximum retreat size: 8 – 10
$200 – Accommodations in cabin, bunk room or hide-a-bed in living room (4 spaces available)
$185 -Accommodations on covered porch on comfy cots, bedding provided (2 spaces available)
$170 – Camping with own gear (4 spaces available)
Instructor Laura Whittemore has been teaching classes in beginning birding and birding by ear for the Audubon Society of Portland since 2000. She loves to teach people about birds and open the door to learning more about their fascinating and interesting lives. Her goal as a teacher is to help students raise their awareness of the natural world around them. Laura finds that taking just five minutes to slow down and watch birds creates a meaningful and inspiring connection with creatures other people might pass by.
Michelle Fox, founder and director of TreeSong, is delighted to assist Laura in bringing retreat participants closer to nature. Michelle brings her experience as mother, teacher, massage therapist and yoga/meditation practitioner, along with her love for and knowledge of the natural world, to her joyful heart-work here at TreeSong.