Bird Sit at Agua Nueva Park with Peggy Steffens
Trip Difficulty: A short walk carrying a chair that you bring on mostly flat surfaces. You will be sitting for the majority of the field trip.
**You will need to bring a chair and you will need to carry your chair several minutes from where we park the cars into the park.**
Take a break from your busy life with a Bird Sit at Agua Nueva Park (the ponds across the street from Sweetwater Wetlands, formerly known as Roger Road Wastewater Treatment.) A bird sit is like an outdoor meditation with a focus on birds. The benefits include relaxation, quieting the mind and cultivating a deeper connection to the birds. This field trip is not about labeling and listing the birds, but about slowing down and truly observing the birds. We will start with a guided meditation to awaken your senses. Then we will sit in silence for about 30 minutes and tune into the birds through deeper listening and observation practices. After the bird sit, we will come back together and discuss the experience and learn how to develop a mindful birding practice that will help you fine-tune your birding skills for the future. Come experience birding from a different perspective. Exact directions will be emailed to participants. Limited to 12 people
Leader: Peggy Steffens
Header image: Belted Kingfisher by Janey Smith