The VWS Bird Language Club

Bird Language is an approach to studying the calls, postures, and other behaviors of birds that leads the attentive, trained observer to deduce the location of predators and other forces on the landscape.  The VWS Bird Language Club is an open community of learning for birders and trackers of all experience levels.  Join us!

To get involved, or to learn more, please contact Ben Riseman at 802-490-4194, or

TO REGISTER: Complete the form at the bottom of this page.

About the facilitator:  Ben Riseman is a longtime VWS community member, former apprentice and ex-board member. He has over 15 years of experience in tracking, bird language and the Art of Mentoring.


Dates:  Four Sundays in Spring/Summer 2016,  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • April 24
  • May 22
  • August 21
  • September 18

Location:  In the vicinity of the Retreat Meadows/the confluence of the West and Connecticut Rivers in Brattleboro, Vermont. 


  • $15 per session/per person.
  • $10 per session/per person, students and elders.
  • A deposit of 50% of the full fee is due at pre-registration; the remaining payment is due by June 15th.

Age:  Youth are encouraged to participate, but any child must be able to sit still and engage fully. Suggested limit would be no younger than 11 years of age.

Physical Limitations: Anyone participating should preferably be able to walk freely in an outdoor environment on an easy, flat grade. However we may be able to accommodate for participants using a wheelchair, walker, or crutches.