Bird Sense


  • March 26, 2017 9am - 2pm
  • State Botanical Gardens; Athens, GA 30602


We all know birds sing and we know they chip.

But what do those sounds mean?

Just like we talk to one another the birds communicate through their voices – each has its own song or sound.  By learning how to pay closer attention to the birds melodic communication and their behaviors their simple lives easily open themselves up to us.

The birds communicate when there is a hawk or owl around very specifically and their body language and sounds can reveal rabbits, coyotes, deer, and many other things that are going on in world of the great outdoors.  All we have to do is listen.

In this short course Sarah Hubbard will share with you everything BIRD as well as skills you you can use to develop your own Bird Sense.

In this class we will explore

  • Bird Language
  • Bird Behaviors
  • Who our most common local birds are (Master Lists)
  • How to attract them to your yard

Come spend a Sunday in an intimate class setting while soaking in beautiful woods, watching the birds, and sharing in ways to connect to the natural world around you.


Sarah Hubbard has been a mentor at Wild Intelligence for 5 years.  She has nurtured a life long relationship with the natural world and loves learning new things  – especially with people who love it as much as she does.  For the last 4 years she has had a daily practice of getting outside and connecting to Earth while also studying bird language with Rick Bedsworth, Dan Gardoqui both of whom contributed to Jon Young’s book ‘What the Robin Knows’. She is a life long resident of Athens still living on land she was raised on with her husband and two children.  Sarah describes herself as a pathological earth lover.  She writes a daily journal where she shares moments from her sit spot, stories, photos, meditations, and poetry on her blog which can be found at