The Bird Language Apprenticeship provides the opportunity to study birding and bird language interpretation on an on-going basis with experienced birder, Filip Tkaczyk. Learn how to understand bird communication to find other animals hidden on the landscape. Through monthly field trips, bird study activities, and support for individual research, students improve their birding skills and understanding of bird behaviors.
Filip has extensively studied the birds and ecosystems of Washington state for over a decade. He has lead programs for Seattle Audubon and the Wildlife Society. He earned a B.S. in Wildlife Science from the University of Washington and is also a professional wildlife photographer.
The Bird Language Apprenticeship is kept to a small group so that it can be mobile and personalized. Field locations include forest, coastal, and riparian zones of Western Washington and mountain habitats of the Cascades.
Dates: Field days are on the second Sunday of each month, September through June.
Location: A variety of sites within Washington State.
Enrollment: New enrollments are accepted year-round based on available space. Register for the Bird Language Apprenticeship.
The Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship and Bird Language Apprenticeship take place on the same weekend each month. You can choose to participate in both to create a whole weekend of monthly nature training!