Our journey into exploring the art of bird language continued last week at Fox Walkers!
Our puppet show portrayed a variety of species of birds using a very important bird voice known as alarm. Alarm is used by birds to indicate that there is some sort of disturbance in the forest (for an in-depth discussion on the varieties of bird alarms, read my blog post here). In this story, Running Deer was at her sit spot and observed several varieties of birds making a “parabolic” alarm shape at an Owl. Later, Running Deer observed the birds making an “oppression/tunnel of silence” alarm at a cougar. Running Deer was grateful that the birds use their voices to spread an awareness of predators throughout the forest, for she may never have noticed the owl or the cougar had she not been paying attention bird language!