* Highly interested youth may be considered.  Contact us for more info.

Dive deep into the mysterious and inspiring world of our avian friends.  Join us for four days of exploring the astounding lives of Birds.

**Scholarships Available.  No one turned away due to lack of funds.

​​​​Unlock the secrets of the forest by learning what the birds are saying.  Join us as we open the door and step into an entirely new world.  

In this fun and multi-faceted course you will gain a solid foundation in Bird Identification and Bird Language.  Find out what our avian friend can tell us about our environment and ourselves.

(828) 338-9787

This is an active, all-weather, outdoor experiential workshop.  Come ready to have fun and play!  There will be access to a covered barn/pavilion, but bring a rain jacket and be prepared to be out in the elements.

Binoculars are required for this course and will be used often.  Here is a link to some good deals online(we recommend the Atlas Optics Radian). Contact us for info and resources on acquiring an affordable pair or to use a loaner pair.

For more information contact:

Instructed by  Michael Ismerio, Clint Corley, and Sarah Hubbard

Secret World of Birds



(828) 338-9787

Ages:  Adults 18+*
Time: 9AM-2PM

Dates: Wednesdays

  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3

Price:  Sliding Scale, $200-$250**

Location: The Hawk & Ivy in Barnardsville (Google Map)

Clint Corley     forestfloorwp@gmail.com     (828) 338-9787


​Michael Ismerio     michael.ismerio@gmail.com     ​(503) 808-0362

Topics & Activities will include:

  • Fun Physical Games
  • Deep into the 5 Voices
  • Mysterious Corvids
  • Bird Ecology and Habitat
  • Interpreting Behavior
  • Awareness Activities
  • Advanced Bird ID Techniques
  • ​Observation Exercises