Bluebirds Project

blue feather Photos & Movie

blue feather Altricial or precocial

blue feather Feeding

blue feather Song

blue feather Camouflage

blue feather Winter


blue feather Charting eggs ele

blue feather All about Birds ele/ms

blue feather Collecting data ele/ms

blue feather Compare/Contrast

blue feather Food Web

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blue feather Mapping Birds ele/ms/hs

blue feather Variables ele/ms/hs

blue feather Feather Facts ms/hs

blue feather Scientific Thinking ele/ms/hs

blue feather Systems & Controls ms/hs

blue feather Feeder Project doc | pdf

blue feather Science Journal Entry ms/hs

blue feather Make Puzzle ele/ms/hs

blue feather Ecology Vocabulary ms/hs

blue feather Classification ms/hs

blue feather Resources

spaceBluebird video at NGS

spaceEggs Fact Hunt

spaceBirds Book online

spaceBirds Facts Activity

spaceLearn about Nests


spaceCitizen Science Projects

spaceFields, Meadows EcoUnit

Other Nestbox residents:

spaceTree Swallows

spaceEnglish Sparrow


spaceWren Chicks




bluebird Find Feather Facts

Birds have feathers. Bluebirds are no exception. The number of feathers a bird has depends in part on its size, as well as, where and how it lives. In most birds, a third of a its feathers are on its head. Feathers perform a number of important functions for a bird.

Do some digging to become a fine feather fanatic.

Feather vocabulary:

blue feather Flight feather (remiges)

blue feather Tail feather

blue feather Quill

blue feather Barbs

blue feather Shaft (rachis)

blue feather Down feathers

blue feather Molt

blue feather Preen

blue feather Use a table to compare and contrast the Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis, Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana or Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides - with a Bald Eagle Halieaeetus leucocephalus or a Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo. Be sure to include several feathery facts. (Helpful Compare Contract How To)


Fact Bluebird Bald Eagle or wild turkey
Continent found on North America North America
Feather's color(s)    

“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings” William Blake

M-W Visual Dictionary - Birds

BirdSleuth: Investigating Evidence - free materials from Cornell University


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