Join (POST) Peninsula Open Space Trust for the first of two free bird language sessions!

Local Environmental Educator Jeff Caplan is teaching the first live virtual workshop on the Backyard Bird Language May 15, you’ll be able to use your understanding of bird languages in your own backyard! Open to nature-lovers of all ages, no experience necessary. Be sure to register for both workshops and mark your calendars, these sessions are live and will not be recorded. Registrants will receive instructions on how to access the webinar.
In these workshops you will learn:
  • The five most common voices of songbirds and variations
  • How to differentiate their communication between sound, movement, and alarm
  • How to observe, journal and interpret conversations
  • The bird language skills to use on a hike, in your backyard, or sitting quietly in the city


Workshop 1: Bird Language and Human Language

Songbirds are the inter-connected eyes and ears of our ecosystems. But can we learn what they are saying? This first session explores the connections between bird language and human language. You’ll learn the most common forms of bird language and methods to help you understand what the birds are saying – you’ll even use emojis to help you remember! All registrants will receive a downloadable Bird Language mini-journal for the bird conversation homework before Workshop 2. Register below for Workshop 1. This session is live and will not be recorded.


About Our Instructor – Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan has has more than 30 years experience as a naturalist and a teacher of communication skills. He has lead workshops in Yosemite through the University of California as well as internationally in Malaysia, the Galapagos and in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador. His Bird Language Workshops help participants cultivate a common language for connecting more deeply with nature and birds. ​For more info on Jeff’s future workshops please go to




This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public as well as POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community as well. Find out more about how you can support POST here:

To register and learn about our second workshop please see our event page Backyard Bird Language Part 2 .


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