FREE Bird Nature Studies and Printables

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We are a nature loving family and enjoy getting outdoors and doing lots of nature studies. My girls specifically enjoy birds and bird watching.

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When studying about birds, there are so many different things to learn and study. I have broken these down into 4 different categories. If you are wanting to incorporate more bird nature study into your homeschool you will love all these free resources and printables!

Bird Nests:

Printables:
Amazing Bird Nests Amazing Words Activity 
Bird Nests – 2 Grade Life Science Worksheet
Counting Eggs: Bird Emergent Reader
Nest Observation Sheet Science Activity
N is for Nest printable handwriting worskheets and nest printables 
N is for Nest Printable Pack for Preschoolers

Websites:
Birds as Builders of Homes by The EarthLife – this would be great to use as a unit study and explains how birds build nests and all the different nest types and how they are created.
Bird Nest Identification from The Spruce
25 Stunning Photos of Bird’s Nests
Amazingly Interesting Facts About Peculiar Birds’ Nests 
Fun Facts About Nests from Celebrate Urban Birds – cool photos and information on nests in the city.

Hands-On Activities:
STEM Engineering Bird Nests
Make a Bird Nest Model
Printable Bird and Bird Nest Set
Paper Mache Bird’s Nest

Books on Bird Nests:

Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built ThemNests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them
Bird Nests: Amazingly Ingenious and Intricate (Bird Appreciation)Bird Nests: Amazingly Ingenious and Intricate 
Peterson Field Guide: Eastern Birds' NestsPeterson Field Guide: Eastern Birds’ Nests
Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)
In My NestIn My Nest
Bird Builds a Nest: A First Science Storybook (Science Storybooks)Bird Builds a Nest: A First Science Storybook 
Bird, Egg, Feather, NestBird, Egg, Feather, Nest

 

Feeding Birds

Bird Feeding Printables and Activities:
Common Feeder Birds Printable Posters from Feeder Watch
Bird Nature Study Printables pack includes Feeder Frenzy counting – mark a tally when you see a bird at your feeder.
Feed the Birds Cub Scout Activity 
Feeding and Observing Birds from PBS
Bird Seed Sensory Bin
How to Feed Garden Birds
Common Feeder Birds from Project Feeder Watch 

Bird Feeder Crafts:
Bird Cafe Treats for the Birds
Homemade Bird Feeders
Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Cheerio Bird Feeders
Bird Seed Dough Bird Feeders
Natural Homemade Bird Feeders

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching Printables:
Printable Bird Watch Tally Sheet 
Backyard Bird Log Free Printables
Go Bird Watching FREE Printable Game 
How to Study Birds with FREE Printable
Observing and Learning Backyard Birds
Birding With Kids with FREE Bird Record Bird Printable
Bird Watching Nature Study and Printables

Bird Watching Websites:
Bird Sleuth K-12 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this website has free resources, kits and even lesson plans for Homeschoolers.
Audubon – everything about birds!
American Birding Association is a website devoted to birders. There are articles, videos, young birder groups and more!
The Great Backyard Bird Count has printable tally sheets to keep track of the birds that come into your yard. The Backyard Bird Count is every year in February.

Bird Anatomy

Field Marks and Bird Anatomy Printables:
Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Birds Infographic 1:Bird Anatomy and Color
Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Birds Infographic 2: Beaks and Wings
Bird Anatomy Labeling Page Printable
Label the External Bird Anatomy
Match the Birds beak to the food they are adapted to 
Bird Beaks and Feet Lesson and Data Table
Bird Beaks Lesson from Science Net Links
Respiratory Systems of Birds – differences between Avian and Mammalian Respiratory Systems
Bird Beaks Lesson from Science NetLinks
Secret of Bird Flight Revealed from Live Science

Here are some good books on feathers, wings and flight:


Feathers: Not Just for FlyingFeathers: Not Just for Flying
Birds and Their FeathersBirds and Their Feathers
On the WingOn the Wing
Fantastic Press-Out Flying Birds (Dover Birds)Fantastic Press-Out Flying Birds (Dover Birds)
Bird Flight: An Illustrated Study of Birds' Aerial MasteryBird Flight: An Illustrated Study of Birds’ Aerial Mastery
How Do Birds Fly? An Introduction to Flight - Science Book Age 7 | Children's Science & Nature BooksHow Do Birds Fly? An Introduction to Flight 

 

Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!

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