Vocabulary: nest, burrow, nestbox, aerie, rushes, solitary, herony, competition, precocial or altricial, predation,
Select 5 species of wetland birds to study. Include at least: one waterfowl, one raptor, one heron, and the belted kingfisher.
Gather information to discover the remarkable variety of nests and rearing strategies of wetland birds.
Some birds mate for life while others mate for a single season.
What does each of these wetland birds do?
Birds nest in different places. They use many different
materials to make their nests.
Describe Materials and location of each bird's nest. Example: Puffin - seaweed/oceanside burrow
Are the chicks - Precocial or Altricial?
How does each bird depend on the plant life in the wetland?
Identify which of these bird that could be found in the wetlands in your area.
Select one of these wetland birds species.
What actions could be taken to support the bird's successful nesting in your region?
Watch these videos about volunteers maintaining nesting for wetland birds. | Wood duck boxes
What data do the volunteers collect?
Develop a plan to implement this effort at a local wetland. Include a schedule, materials, estimated costs, site to be developed. Address the benefits of the effort. Include a safety plan for the volunteers.
Competition Conundrum - Double Crested Cormorants are presenting challenges.
Investigate the issue. Evaluate - What is the appropriate solution?
Wetlands birds list.
Wetlands: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Macrovertebrates - Aquatic Insects / Plants & trees / Amphibians / Conclusions
Food Web Relationships / Wetland Ecology Vocabulary Exercise / Life Cycles / Mammal Morphology: compare - contrast
Bats are our Buddies / Amphibians Internet Activity / Riparian Buffers - investigate / Photos: page 1 - page 2 - page 3 - page 4
Just Ducky - crossword puzzle
/ Name that Duck practice / Eagles Evaluation / Lentic ecosystem or Lotic ecosystem?
Citizen Science Projects - collect some data / Collecting data pdf. - doc. / Digital Science Journal / Wetland Ecology Dilemmas
Wetland Poem Project / Wetland or Frog Song activity / Wetlands Trees of Pennsylvania Puzzle
Water & Watershed Studies / Water Wars / Environmental/Energy Issue Video Project / Environmental careers
PA. Envirothon / Monitor Wetland / Great Outdoors Celebration - pbl
Hunts / Computers / Plants
and People / Puzzles & Projects
/ Pennsylvania Projects / Site
map / Home
at School / Best
Treat of All / Habitat: Fields
& Meadows / Habitat Garden at School - pbl
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