BirdFUNfestival! Sept 14-16, Kick-off in Downtown Santa Cruz

Our Progams

Bilingual Birdwalks on the Water

Join us for a Bilingual Family Birdwalk in Watsonville and Santa Cruz

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Intro to Bird Language

What are they saying? Our last Class + Brunch sold out (and it was  fun!)

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En Español

Programas para familias y comunidades en California y Ecuador

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En Español

Primer Festival de Artes de las Aves

Sigue mirando para más invitaciones al festival de arte familiar en el museo en Septiembre 2018

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Conexción con las Aves por las Escuelas

Enseñamos a estudiantes de la primaria y secundaria como hacerles sabios de las aves

Enseñanza en las Amazonas de Ecuador

"Gracias Jeff. Tus talleres han motivados muchos a observar, presentar y tener más conexción con nuestro parque nacional."

          - Gabriel Maldonado, Tecnico, Coordinador de campo de la Parque Nacional Yasuní

Guía de Aves en Español

Descargue a su teléfono esta guía bilingüe de las aves del Río San Lorenzo en Santa Cruz 

Aprenda las Aves

Andar con las Aves

Paseo familiar bilingüe por el Río San Lorenzo el Sabado el 15 de Julio. 10-12. 

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Más Caminatas Bilingües

Caminar con nuestros compañeros Latino Outdoors en la Bahia de San Francisco

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Connecting Communities

Relation to the River

Enjoy family walks on Saturdays, in Spring and Summer: discover local and migratory birds. 

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Join us at the Santa Cruz MAH, Museum of Art and History for the BirdFUNfest.
September 14-16

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Local Bilingual Bird Guide

Download this one page guide to river residents. Learn about birds in Spanish or English or both!

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Bird Language Campout

Join John Young author of What the Robin Knows, for an intensive week of bird fun and connection. Workstudy and $100 early discounts available

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Teaching Birding in Schools

Working with students in schools and After-School to bring up more Young Birders

Inspiration in the Amazon Jungle

"Your nature workshops have motivated so many to observe and have more connection with our National Park." 

-Gabriel Maldonado, Coordinator of Amazonia National Park Yasuní, Ecuador

Bird Language Book for Class and Personal Study

Learn the Basics of Bird Laguage

This book is an excellent companion to our classes or for home study.  You will learn:

  • The 5 different voices of the birds
  • To begin to interpret their communication from sound, movement and alarm
  • Skills you can apply in your backyard, on a hike or sitting quietly observing

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Learn the 5 Voices of Bird Language

These compliment John Young's Book What the Robbin Knows

Listen to Bird Language

Your Smart Phone Knows that Bird

Download the FREE Merlin Bird ID app to easily identify many birds 

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Best Binoculars for Birds, Bugs and Blooms

This pair goes from Binoculars to Microscope with a spin of a dial

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Festival Details

Join the Free Fall Kick-Off Festival for cultivating our Connections to Birds!

As part of a the international celebration of 2018, the Year in of  the Bird, Santa Cruz will have a month of activities and events  connecting humans to birds. The MAH will host three days of celbration,  art, inspiration and support for birds of downtown and beyond. (Museum of Art and HIstory, 705 Front Street)

See the scheduled month of events listed at

Other Bird Events this Month include
•Bird Language Class and Pelican Photo Show at India Joze Restaurant
Monterey Bay Bird Festival with talks, walks and family fun!

Weekend Activities at the MAH (Sept. 14-16)

MAKE  Masks and join a mini-migration (Friday 9/14 from 5-8pm)
MOVE and listen to bird language along the San Lorenzo  River (Saturday 9/15 from 10am-Noon)

PLAY with images and art materials, all about Birds who live in  Downtown Santa Cruz and Beyond! (Sunday 9/16, from 11am-2pm)

Contact Us

Custom Programs Available!

Let us know the kind of Nature Connection you Envision

We love helping people connect. Give us a call to set up an appointment in person.

Common Language for Nature Connection

Santa Cruz, CA 95062, US

(831) 420-7558

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Birds and Brews Class and Conversation

Share a Brew or Coffee too, and a Bird Story

A little Bird told Me...But What was it Saying?
Bring your questions, stories and curiosity about Birds to this regular class and conversation to connect with nature and other people like you.
Santa Cruz Class fee also includes first organic beer, local chai, coffee, wine or artisanal fizzy drink for free!

About the Class

"Your bird language class made a lot of people happy and helped all of us to appreciate the birds so much more!"

—Debbie Diersch, Development Director, Watsonville Wetlands Watch

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