Learning and recognizing bird calls can enhance our birding experiences and enjoyment. But what about how the birds themselves communicate to each other?
Jonathan Poppele considers birds the alarm system of the forest, broadcasting the whereabouts of other birds and creatures that share our natural world. Learning bird language allows us to see more wildlife and feel more connected to the environment. Experienced bird language observers use their skills to identify the cat moving unseen through nearby thickets, or to predict the approach of hikers before we see them.