Bird watching is my favorite part of studying birds. They are such fascinating creatures! But have no fear if you aren’t sure you can tell a sparrow from a finch. We’ve got some great FREE homeschool resources here for you to help you and your family get started bird watching in no time!
There are so many great things to learn about birds that we have compiled it into a month long series! This week I am sharing my favorite part of studying birds: Bird Watching!
Bird Watching Printables:
Backyard Bird Log Free Printables from Artsy Ants
Printable Bird Watch Tally Sheet from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Bird Observation Notebooking Pages from The Notebooking Fairy
Go Bird Watching FREE Printable Game from Deceptively Educational.
FREE Summer Bird Watching Journal Includes cover, bio page and assorted journal pages from MPM School Supplies.
How to Study Birds with FREE Printable from Teachers of Good Things.
Observing and Learning Backyard Birds with FREE 3 Part Cards and Bird Chart from Natural Beach Living.
Birding With Kids with FREE Bird Record Bird Printable from Buggy and Buddy
Bird Watching Nature Study and Printables. These printables are just beautiful and very informative! They are available to Our Adventure Story subscribers.
Bird Watching Websites:
Audubon – everything birds!
Bird Sleuth K-12 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this website has free resources, kits and even lesson plans for Homeschoolers.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Cams – This is so neat! There are tons of different bird cams and information on bird watching!
All About Birds has bird cams, bird guides and a whole section devoted to birding basics.
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. This is where birders from all over count birds the same weekend to get an accurate real time snapshot of where birds are!
Crafts and Activities:
Make your own Birder Book! There are printables and photos on how to customize your own DIY Birder Book! From Rhythym of the Home
Bird Watching With Preschoolers Printable Bird Log and Seed Craft from Everyday Graces.
Observation Station and Bird Grid from Handbook of Nature Study Blog
Make your own cardboard tube binoculars for pretend play. From Free Arts Minnesota.
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 that 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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