we teach the art of
identifying birds by
their sounds using
Our Mnemonic Approach
Speaking Engagements and Trips
ABOUT ALISON KONDLER.
A Sound Life
From a young age Alison was intrigued by the sounds of birds. By the time she learned how to whistle, she was able to imitate their songs and calls. Her skill at mimicry became so refined that she could call various birds in and have conversations with them. Her mother noticed this talent and bought her the book, Mouth Sounds by sound effects master Fred Newman. This book was paramount in her continued study of sounds and how to replicate them.
At the age of eighteen Alison began her stand-up comedy career. Her act contained short stories that incorporated, what else, mouth sounds! To support her comedy dream she became a singing telegram messenger and a graphic designer. She also acted in movies, television, theater, and improv theater.
With her love of nature cultivated so early in her life, she returned to those roots in her mid-twenties and began volunteering for environmental organizations as a naturalist, bird guide, and spokesperson.
Alison is now sharing her teachings by providing keynote speaking engagements and educational workshops. If you need a refreshing change for your next birding festival, hire Alison, the birding comedian.
Tell Us What You Think
Book Alison Kondler to speak at your next birding festival or event. Fees will vary depending on your needs and location.
Field Guide App
Like what you hear on this site? We are creating and expanding our ideas into a bird sound field guide app that will teach our techniques directly in the field. We just opened a crowdfunding account and are asking for your support to help us build this dream. We would love for you to be a part of it. Thank you!