At BirdingByEar.com
we teach the art of
identifying birds by
their sounds using
creative mnemonic
techniques.

MEDIA.

Educational Bird Sound Videos

bird songs, calls, and noises

Bird Noises

birds heard in words

Bird Words

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Mallard Calls

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Red Crossbill

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TECHNIQUES.

Our Mnemonic Approach

BIRD WORDS

Add a word to a birds song
WATCH

VISUAL CLUES

A visual way to learn bird sounds
WATCH

SOUNDS LIKE

Compares to known sounds
WATCH

SOUND CLIP

Listen to a piece of the bird’s song
WATCH

EMOTION

What emotion could the bird be feeling
WATCH

HUMAN SONG

Compares to a human song
WATCH

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SCHEDULE.

Speaking Engagements and Trips

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Date Location Activity
8-11-18 Audubon Center Guided Field Trip Hummingbirds by Sound
6-02-18 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-13-18 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
4-29-18 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
4-19-18 thru 4-21-18 Greater Ozarks Audubon Three Day BBE Workshop
11-19-17 Lakes of Lakewood Guided Winter Duck Field Trip
6-17-17 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
6-4-17 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Guided Field Trip
5-13-17 Rocky Mountain Arsenal International Migratory Bird Day Workshop
5-11-17 Roxborough State Park New Volunteers Training Program
4-11-17 Front Range Birding Company Presentation – Customer Appreciation Night/
6-7-16 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
4-30-16 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-9-15 Denver Zoo Keynote Speaking Engagement
5-25-15 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
4-25-15 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
11-15-14 Lakes of Lakewood Colorado< Guided Field Trip
6-14-14 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
5-25-14 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
5-17-14 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-10-14 Rocky Mountain Arsenal Keynote Speaking Engagement
5-3-14 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-25-13 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
6-8-13 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
4-27-13 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-12-13 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-25-13 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
4-14-12 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
4-22-12 Boulder Bird Club Keynote Speaking Engagement
5-26-12 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
6-2-12 Roxborough State Park Presentation and Guided Field Trip
11-24-12 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
2009-2011 Colorado ASGD Master Birder Mentor
2011 Denver Field Ornithologists Board Member
7-24-10 Denver Foothills Guided Field Trip
4-27-10 ASGD Nature Center Presentation and Guided Field Trip
5-3-09 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
7-12-09 Denver Foothills Guided Field Trip
4-19-08 Roxborough State Park Guided Field Trip
1-19-08 South Platte River Guided Field Trip
2008-2009 Colorado ASGD Master Birder Course Student
11-17-07 Lakes of Lakewood Colorado Guided Field Trip
7-22-07 Genesee Mountain Guided Field Trip
2-11-07 Lakes of Lakewood Colorado Guided Field Trip
2-18-06 Lakes of Lakewood Colorado Guided Field Trip
10-24-04 South Platte Park Guided Field Trip
1999-Present Roxborough State Park Volunteer Naturalist
1994-1998 Division of Wildlife Volunteer Naturalist
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ABOUT ALISON KONDLER.

A Sound Life

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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.

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CONNECT.

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.

Lectures
  • One hour lecture: Bird Words - Creative ways to identify birds by their sounds.
  • One hour lecture: Bird Words - Creative ways to identify birds by their sounds. Includes bird species specific to your area. Customizing fees apply.
Workshops
  • Two hour outdoor birding by ear walk at dawn, followed by an indoor lecture presentation.
  • Keynote lecture in the evening with outdoor birding by ear walk the next morning.
 

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DONATE.

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!

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