Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Study of Birds

We are loving our study of birds!

The Burgess Bird Book for Children is a gem! While I read it to them, Hannah and Will flip through the guide books looking for pictures of the birds mentioned in the story.

Will flips through this one... not as overwhelming, or exhaustive.

We gather around the computer to find out more and listen to bird calls and songs. enature.com and allaboutbirds.org are our favorites.

I love to make connections for my kids. So, we are studying John James Audubon for our September Artist Study. The Boy Who Drew Birds is a beautiful book.

Doing a little coloring in Audubon's Coloring Book.

More connections...

We are learning our states and capitals... and coloring state birds.

More great books...

I just ordered this beautiful poster for our school room from imaginechildhood.com.

Now I need to figure out how to rig a bird feeder that feeds birds and not squirrels (or rats - aah, city life!). Ideas?


  1. Tell the kids I saw a bald eagle this morning

  2. We feed our squirrels too! LOL. We even named them since we can't get rid of them. :)

  3. Thanks for the book list! I'm going to check some of those out for our girls :-)

  4. I've had luck with safflower. I use it in all my non- squirrel proof feeders. It's a tad more expensive, but the squirrels don't seem to care for it (to them it tastes bitter).

    I also have a feeder called the Squirrel Buster (available at most birding stores-- check out Wild Birds Unlimited, for instance) and it works beautifully. I use it to feed the cardinals (my favorites!) and all the little guys. It's worth looking in to~

    Good luck and enjoy! We love watching our birds here :)

  5. I loved The Boy Who Drew Birds. What a fun bird study!

  6. So glad for this post - we love watching birds & I've wanted to include a "bird study" this year, but didn't know where to start.




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