Birding for Life


Watching birds can lead to greater human satisfaction, happiness, and health. By being aware of birds, we can also grow our ability to focus and to rest in the current moment, as well as grow our compassion and justice centered behaviors to help care for ourselves, others, and the planet. Birds, humans, and the earth are in trouble and with strong connections to the living community around us, we can save ourselves and all life.


This program aims to grow our ability to transform ourselves and our world by watching birds as an intentional mindfulness practice. This is enhanced by an emphasis on our relationships and connections to the humans who join us for the walk and the other species with whom we will interact.


Though led by renown avian conservationist, Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, the hope is that we build a just and compassionate community together made up of those who respond to this form of mindfulness practice.


To attend, please make reservations as we want to limit group size due to Covid-19 and to be able to interact with one another and the birds.  Bring comfortable walking shoes, binoculars if you have them, and water and nourishment as needed.  Do not attend if you are ill. We will be observing social distancing.

If ticket pricing is an issue for you, please email

Event Information:

September 4, 2021 at Marshlands Conservancy in Westchester, NY from 8am to 9:30am

September 18, 2021 at Central Park in New York, NY from 9am to 10:30am

Photo above by 邓 子彦 on Unsplash