"Tuned In To Birds and Meadow Musings" This program is canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.

May 13, 2020 @ 1:30PM — May 14, 2020 @ 1:00PM

Overnight Retreat

"Tuned In To Birds and Meadow Musings" This program is canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.   image

Join Us at Well of Mercy for this Retreat

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Back by popular demand!

The Well's gorgeous landscape provides the perfect habitat for a beautiful and diverse community of birds. Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring by tuning into the sights and sounds of our feathered friends. Being aware of the rich bird life around us can greatly enrich our experience of nature, wherever we are.

This year we will offer 2 options:

A day-only workshop is Wednesday, May 13 from 1:30p-4:30p for $45

An overnight option which includes the day workshop on Wednesday, May 13, dinner on Wednesday night, overnight accommodations in private guest room, a second bird walk on Thursday, May 14 morning and breakfast and lunch on Thursday for a cost of $140.

On Well Wednesday, May 13, our afternoon will begin in the chapel as we learn to identify our resident birds and our seasonal migrating visitors by sight and sound. Then the group will divide into two groups and venture outdoors for a guided bird walk across the meadows and through the woods. The day-only workshop will conclude after our bird walk; those choosing the overnight option will check into their rooms.

On Thursday, May 14, we will have a second guided bird walk early in the morning, when the birds are quite vocal and especially active. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the walk. Then participants will head back to enjoy the sights and sounds of birds in their own back yards.

Participants should bring binoculars if possible. Bird guides and song identification apps are helpful but not required.

This birding adventure will be led by Jane Motsinger, Well of Mercy staff member and bird geek. The walk will include a look at wildflowers in the beautiful meadow led by native plant guru, Kevin Campbell.

Refund Policy: We understand that things may come up in your busy life that prevent you from being able to attend as planned. Please notify the office as soon as possible if you are not able to attend as planned. We regret that day workshops are non refundable. Overnight Retreat refund policy - $50 non-refundable registration fee (fee is non-transferable to another retreat). Cancellation within 7-days there is no refund. In these cases, we will consider your payment a donation to our on-going ministry. Individual may sell or gift to a friend.