Then Pierre introduced us to the study of bird language, based in indigenous practices of deep nature awareness and connection. This is a whole new way (for me) of observing birds. He explained how birds convey so much information about what’s going on in the landscape- what predators are on their way, whether a fast-flying bird-of-prey from above or a hunting mammal from below, where the deer are etc.
Golly, I wish I had a Go-Pro camera on my head yesterday during the Birding and Bird Language field walk! An astounding thing happened that convinced me how awesome bird language is. It was a soft overcast morning with few bugs, and our guides Simon and Pierre started us off with a relaxed amble, stopping to hear which birds were singing and doing their companion calls. We learned to identify some birds by sound and heard stories about survival strategies.