More About Your Bird Guide
Your guide, Kristi Dranginis, has been a birder for 25 years. She is the founder of BirdMentor.com where she teaches advanced birding skills, bird language and deep nature connection to people all around the world. She is known for igniting curiosity, child-like passion and building confidence in her students.
She leads birding courses at primitive skills events like Rabbit Stick, Winter Count, Saskatoon Circle, The 4 Corners Earth Skills gathering and for organizations like the Boulder Outdoor Survival School & The Powerhouse Science Center. Kristi is also a Field Ornithologist, naturalist, herbalist, and professional photographer.
Kristi is a conspirator on the Dipper Project, a research project established in 2015 to study the effects of the Gold King Mine spill on the avian world. She also leads birding tours for the Mesa Verde Bird Festival, the Durango Bird Club and private groups around the 4 corners region.
She has volunteered at bird banding projects on Great Gull Island, focusing on the Roseate & Common Terns, as well as migratory birds at Oxbow Preserve and hummingbirds at Mesa Verde National Park.