Bird Walks

Great Barrington Bird Walks

In collaboration with The Great Barrington Land Conservancy, Ben leads a weekly bird walk right in the town of Great Barrington.  

Our Spring Bird Walk series will run weekly, April through May.  Our group meets at the Great Barrington Food Co-op at 5:30 PM on Thursdays.  Come join us—beginners are welcome!

Spring Bird Walks (click to open pdf)

Birdwatching Basics

This year, Ben will lead a bird watching course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.  Course description below:

There is spectacular biodiversity all around us--though often it is hidden in plain sight.

Perhaps no taxonomic group has captivated the human imagination quite like birds.

In Ancient Greece, oracles looked to birds in the skies to foretell the future.  Throughout recorded history, birds have played a symbolic role in art and literature.  They fascinate us with their flight, dazzle us with their beauty and serenade us with song.  In this course, you will learn how to find and identify many of the amazing birds that inhabit the forests, fields and ponds of the Berkshires.  

There are few other outdoor pursuits that that offer physical, intellectual and spiritual benefits that come quite naturally with learning to notice, identify and watch birds.  

Our aim is for each student to gain a greater connection and appreciation for the natural world though the gateway of bird watching.

Book a private bird walk

Ben also leads bird walks for other organizations and community groups upon request so reach out if you want a knowledgeable and engaging host for your group.