At Home with Birds
What you'll learn
- Learn about the incredible mental and physical benefits of engaging with the natural world around you
- Come together with your family, from grandparents to grandchildren, to pets and friends, and learn simple steps to make your home a haven for our bird cousins!
- Learn about the species you can most often see in your community
- Discover the most basic bird necessities for birds to thrive around your home
- learn the most common behaviours you can witness at home, including the difference between songs and calls, bird feeding patterns and the territorial behaviours
- Take on habitat improvement measures around your home in order to attract, protect, feed, and water all manner of birds!
- Adopt tips that will help you attract specific species like hummingbirds
- Learn the most important tips to make your home safe for birds
- Learn about feeders, feed, and garden architecture to support birds at home
- Expand outward by creating an environment welcoming to species other than birds, and discover new worlds of engagement!
- There are no prerequisites, but you would benefit to take our bird identification course "The Beginners Guide for Bird Watching"
- You will require a desire to learn more about them, and the motivation to deepen your connection with nature to enjoy all the benefits from the experience
Research confirms what every nature lover knows in their heart and mind - having more birds around you can make you more joyful. A recent study by Methorst et al. (2020) shows that having more bird species in a person's vicinity can increase their life satisfaction as much as earning an extra $150 a month. A MONTH!
Our new course, at Home with Birds comes to you when you need it the most! To bring release, relief and enjoyment through birds right at home. In this second course from Passerina, we take a more intimate approach to bird connection. Learn how connecting with and healing the land around you can help in-turn heal yourself. From bird habitat needs to personal mental and spiritual health, to scientific participation, At Home with Birds provides a fundamental understanding of all this and more.
Join Andres Jimenez Monge and Junaid Shahzad Khan on a joyous journey into your own home. As bird populations are decreasing, you can shift the situation by taking simple and enjoyable actions with the practices we will show you, and create deeper connections with nature and people all around us. Join us!
Creators: Andrés Jiménez, Junaid Shahzad Khan and Carolina Ramírez.
Special thanks to:
Jorge Eduardo Ramírez Conejo for supporting the course with over 300 bird photos.
José More for the stunning composition of the music.
Who this course is for:
- This course is recommended for all who are interested in enjoying birds; you don’t need to be an expert, but it is best if you know a bit about how to engage birds, and a bit about bird identification.
- People that want to support nature and conserve wildlife
- People who are interested in engaging with birds for the first time at home
- Ages 10 to infinity! Parents interested in teaching about at-home nature engagement, grandkids interested in connecting with grandparents over birding, all those looking for ways to help support and heal the environment they live in
- Students who have taken Birding for beginners: finding birds and happiness.
- People who have some experience in identifying birds
- People who have experience and love gardening
Your lecture is given by Andrés Jimenez, a passionate Costa Rican biologist who strives towards creating deeper connections between people and the planet.
He is currently Urban Program Coordinator at Birds Canada, but his career started in his teenage years as a naturalist guide, hosting an ecological radio program and leading multiple conservation projects.
He is a wildlife photographer with exposure from his blog Raza Verde, to international expositions across the globe. Through storytelling, his pictures highlight the wilderness that surrounds us.
In 2014 he was recognized as an Emerging Caribbean Wildlife Conservation Leader by IFAW, WWF and the US Wildlife and Fisheries Service.
Today he will share with you one of the things he loves the most, teaching people about wildlife, how to create deeper connections with nature and enjoy the outdoors even more