A book of engaging games for teaching bird language. These exciting games can be played at a beginner's level up to the more advanced level, depending on the group you are working with, or even just to have lots of fun with your family and friends.
Each game is designed to help you to connect with birds and to understand their language, and you do not need to even know their names.
Who is it for? Whether you're a bushcraft school running bird language courses, a forest school or a scout leader, a teacher, or you just have an interest in nature and birds, then Exploring Bird Language is the book for you!
'Today, I study Bird Language extensively through a network of affiliated Bird Language clubs, collaborating with birding organizations, and by visiting with the San Bushmen each year in western Botswana. I am aware that Bird Language is a 'new' branch of ancient animal behaviour studies.Among the San, it is learned by necessity to avoid dangers from lions, hyenas, leopards, large herbivores and poisonous snakes-among other hazards. The San People's knowledge of Bird Language is extensive and nuanced. Their mentoring begins early in life, and the elders play a vital role. As I think of ways to reduce search costs and speed the learning of Bird Language in the post-modern world, I have come to the conclusion that games are among the most important tools to help build the connection needed to understand this nuanced language most effectively.
Thanks to Geoffrey McMullan's important work here. Games are vital to the growing community of Bird Language , citizens and scientists contributing their stories of experiences to help expand on our understanding of this fascinating world of inter-species communication.
And, it's FUN to learn this way!'
'Discover Nature Awareness is really great. It's got such a nice, concise treatment of some very important parts of the nature connection journey. I really like the book and found it useful immediately... Impressive.'
-Jon Young, author of 'What the Robin Knows'