Learn about Birds
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1. What do birds have that NO other animal has?
2. Write three things that all birds have in common.
3. How do perching birds manage to stay in the tree even when they are asleep?
4. If you see a bird's bill, you can guess what it eats. Describe two different bills and what a bird with that bill would eat.
5. True or False Birds use wings and feathers to fly. All birds have feathers and wings. So all birds can fly. Explain
6. What is the wing span (distance from wing tip to wing tip)
of a Great
Math challenge: Compare this with your "wing span".
7. How long is a Ruby-throated Hummingbird?
Math challenge: Compare that with the length of your index finger. Which is longer?
8. Explore these different bird nests. Describe the one you believe is most unusual.
9. Windbreaks can be very helpful to birds. Name
three ways they help.
What organisms, other than birds, benefit from windbreaks?
the planting chart for a habitat garden.
11. Name your state's official bird. Have you ever seen that bird in the wild?
12. If you were a bird, you'd be glad you had feathers for 3 reasons. Use your research skills to name them.
13. Write the names of 2 endangered birds and 1 extinct bird.
What is the difference between a bird that is endangered and a bird that is extinct?
Harness the bird info resources Audubon Guide to North American Birds
What are the chances you'll see one in your community?
14. If someone called you a bird brain, you should reply, "Thanks!" Why?
15. Birds gather in groups we call
Bobwhite quail gather in a group called a
Why do birds gather in these groups?
List two or more reasons that people gather in groups.
16. What do we call a person who studies birds? (Use your online research skills to find the answer)
Extend your effort:
Food for thought: Write a question you have had about birds or a specific bird.
Build your scientific observation skills - what do you observe in this photo of a nest?
Explore the Bluebirds Project.
Just for fun complete an All About Birds Quiz.
In 1903, the Pelican Island National Refuge off the coast of Florida was established. It was the first federally protected habitat. President Theodore Roosevelt created the Refuge. He acted after learning that hunters were killing the birds.
Locate your State's Bird checklist. Start looking and listening for birds. Consider making a bird list for your community.
Screech Owl Activity based on Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow by C Drew Lamm
Variation - grouping things
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