Birding by Ear

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7:30am – 9:30am Save to Calendar

Join expert bird mimic Dan Gardoqui to learn bird songs and calls!



Please email or call Suzanne at (207) 646-1555 x116 to register.


  • Members: $20.00
  • Non-Members: $25.00



Expert bird mimic Dan Gardoqui will help you connect with birds you can't see by getting to know their songs and calls (as well as what they're saying). In this program, we'll do a little exploring on foot, but a lot more listening with our ears. Dan can help you learn the calls by mimicking them for the group as you hear and see the actual birds in the field.  If you're experienced with visual bird identification, this course will be a good next step in building your birding skills. All are welcome. Maximum group size is 10 people. The Wells Reserve is co-hosting this program with partner York County Audubon.

The Wells Reserve operates in accordance with orders from the Governor of Maine and instructions from the Maine Center for Disease Control. Reserve leadership will monitor, evaluate, and adapt as needed to ensure all programs operate safely and effectively.

Please have a mask on hand if you are not vaccinated and/or feel safer being masked in a group setting.

About the Presenter

Dan Gardoqui has been studying naturalist skills, wildlife tracking, bird language, and mentoring for nearly 30 years. Dan has a M.S. in Natural Resources, is a Certified Wildlife Tracker, Registered Maine Guide, and served as Science Faculty at Granite State College. Through wildlife tracking, Dan has contributed to wildlife studies and served as science editor for the bird language book What the Robin Knows. Dan co-founded and led the nature connection nonprofit, White Pine Programs for 20 years. He currently runs Lead with Nature, where he helps leaders find success and meaning through nature-based consulting services & adventures.

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