Backyard Birding for Kids

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Children's Activity/Ages 6 and up

Do you enjoy watching birds play in a bird bath? Do you love collecting feathers or get excited when you find an old bird's nest? Do you like to hear birds singing their morning greeting? You must be a bird watcher!

This field guide will help you identify all kinds of birds in the city, country, desert, or at the beach-because no matter where you go, you're bound to spot a bird! The book also includes fun, ...

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Overview

Children's Activity/Ages 6 and up

Do you enjoy watching birds play in a bird bath? Do you love collecting feathers or get excited when you find an old bird's nest? Do you like to hear birds singing their morning greeting? You must be a bird watcher!

This field guide will help you identify all kinds of birds in the city, country, desert, or at the beach-because no matter where you go, you're bound to spot a bird! The book also includes fun, hands-on activities. Build your own pine cone bird feeder, make a birdbath dripper, plant a hummingbird-friendly garden, start a bird watching club, create a bird watching notebook, and much more. Open your eyes and your ears, and get ready to go birding!

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Editorial Reviews

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Trying to keep your brood off the couch this summer? This primer will turn them into enthusiastic wildlife watchers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586854119
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/12/2005
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 364,181
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Lee has illustrated and designed many books in our activity book series including Cooking on a Stick, Haunting on a Halloween, Riding on a Range, Wishing on a Star, and Putting on a Party. Fran lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.

Fran Lee has illustrated and designed many books in our activity book series including Cooking on a Stick, Haunting on a Halloween, Riding on a Range, Wishing on a Star, and Putting on a Party. Fran lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.

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Do pigeons poke around on the roof of the buildings next door to you? Are there flocks of geese and ducks that visit the pond in your city park? Have you ever watched while a hawk built a nest in the understructure of a huge bridge?

If you are visiting a new city, or if you live in the city, you will have the pleasure of watching a variety of amazing birds. If you have a bird-friendly yard, some birds may visit your backyard all year round, and others may come and go with the seasons. You might think that cities or urban areas are only full of buildings, cars, and people, but cities have many habitats that provide temporary and permanent residences for birds.

The popular birds pictured in this chapter spend some or all of their time in an urban habitat near you. Be on the lookout for them as you take a walk in the city park, visit a garden or nature spot, or go down to the water's edge by the river or lake. If you set up a bird feeder outside your window you could attract the birds to your backyard.

Monk Parrots

Monk Parrots are tropical birds that originally came to this country to be sold as pets. Believe it or not, these birds can survive a harsh Chicago winter. For example, Monk Parrots have been living in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, nesting in Harold Washington Park since 1979.

American Robin

" Member of Thrush family

" Adult is 10 inches long

" Red puffy breast, yellow bill, black head, brown wings

" Males are brighter than females

" Young have black spots on tan breast

" Eggs are pale blue color

Did you know that the Robin is the first bird to sing in the morning? Robins like to eat earthworms, bugs, vegetables, and fruit. They also like to take baths, so having a birdbath in your backyard is a good way to invite them over.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

City Birds

Woodland Birds

Country Birds

Wetland Birds

Seashore Birds

Desert Birds

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