New Events: Mindful Birding

Wednesday September 13, 2023

This September and October, join ECAS and the Deschutes Land Trust for a morning of (mostly) quiet shared enjoyment of our local birds.

Starting at 9:30 am, for about ninety minutes, we will sit outside together mostly just listening and observing. For those wanting to share, there will be some opportunities to talk about the birds around us. This is not a formal meditation practice – as long as it is not too distracting or disturbing to nature around us, you are encouraged to move as you need to stay comfortable and there is no required method of enjoying our silence. We will ask people to refrain from talking during the fifteen to thirty-minute quiet periods. This is a chance to pause together and, somewhat unobtrusively, be with and appreciate the birds around us. Designed to be an inclusive and accessible event, please let us know if you require any accommodations. The sit area will be near several parking spaces for those with mobility needs.

Sept 30th: near Sisters at Deschutes Land Trust’s Whychus Canyon Preserve
Oct 7th: near La Pine at Deschutes Land Trust’s Paulina Creek Preserve
Oct 14th: near Bend at Tumalo State Park (participants will need to pay a state park admission fee to park for this event).

Register for each outing via our event calendar.