Bird Sense

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
State Botanical Gardens
S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA
Sarah Hubbard


Bird Sense

An Introduction to Bird Watching

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Did you know an Eastern Mockingbird perfects each song it learns before it moves on to another?  Did you know that a juvenile bird needs to eat up to a third of its body weight with each feeding?  Are you curious who that bird you see is every day on your walk home is?  Or who sings that beautiful song every night at dusk?  Maybe you wonder who that little brown bird is in the grocery store parking lot eating bread crumbs.  Perhaps you already love birds and simply want to know more about them and who is coming to your feeder.

Birds are endlessly entertaining.  Everything they do is about their survival and yet, they do it in a way that (at least looking at) seems effortless and beautiful.  Their simple lives are fascinating and they willingly share their world with us.   All we have to do is listen and watch closely.

In this class we will explore:

  • Learning the steps to easily identify your bird neighbors
  • Bird Behavior and other Animal Species Behaviors
  • Habitats and Food Sources
  • A Brief introduction to Bird Language and Alarms (Birds are the gossips of the Natural World)
  • How to attract more birds into your life

Spend a Saturday in an intimate class setting while exploring the world of birds with Naturalist, Storyteller, and Nature Connection Mentor Sarah Hubbard.

Sarah Hubbard has been a mentor at Wild Intelligence for 7 years.  She has nurtured a life-long relationship with the natural world and loves learning new things  – especially with people who love it as much as she does.  For the last 6 years she has maintained a daily practice of getting outside and connecting to the Earth through her sit spot practice while also studying bird language with Rick Bedsworth & Dan Gardoqui – both of whom contributed to Jon Young’s book ‘What the Robin Knows’.  She has lived in Athens, Georgia all her life, and homesteads with her husband and two children on land she was raised on.  Sarah describes herself as a pathological earth lover.  She has a daily photo journal which she shares on her instagram  You can find more of her moments from her sit spot, stories, photos, meditations, and poetry on her blog at



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