Birds & Words: Jumpstart Your Creative Genius!

This unique experience features a morning of birding and fantastic scenery near Boulder, Lyons, or Ft. Collins followed by an inspiring writing workshop led by Linda Bendorf, Director of Blue Sage Writing

Carl and Linda Bendorf
Carl and Linda Bendorf

Whether you seek to restore personal or professional creativity, this outdoor adventure invites you to recharge! This unique workshop draws on the beauty and mystery of birds and time in the great outdoors to spark your creativity. We’ll spend the morning birding with Carl Bendorf of Colorado Birding Adventures. After a delicious lunch, Linda will offer inspiring and fun writing prompts to engage your senses and tap your creative spirit. We’ll write quickly to stay ahead of the inner critic and boldly to outsmart the censor.  Bring your favorite notebook and pen! 

Linda helps individuals of all ages to jump start their creative genius and to reclaim the writer within. She is founder and director of Blue Sage Writing, an instructor with the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and a writing coach, who some clients have called healer, guide or mentor.

“Your workshop is staying with me as a special moment in my life. Your sincerity and generosity of spirit added to your stellar teaching to create a wonderful, inspiring weekend.” Laura Fuerstein, New York City


BIRDS & WORDS is available upon request for groups of four to 12 participants.  Total cost is $250 per person--includes morning field trip, lunch, and afternoon workshop.   Booking, communications, and payment should be handled through one designated contact person.


Birds & Words includes:

     --Pickup and drop off at a single agreed-upon meeting point within the city of Boulder, Ft. Collins, OR Lyons.

     --The use of field guides and quality binoculars/spotting scope (bring your own if you have them!)

     --Water, coffee, and healthy/delicious field lunch

     --Nature writing workshop materials (bring your own favorite pen and notebook) 

Please Note:

For the protection and safety of all, your participation in Colorado Birding Adventures depends on your acknowledgement of our Terms & Conditions.  Please review the Terms & Conditions before completing your reservation--a copy will be provided for you to sign prior to the trip.