Fun and FREE Ways to Learn About Bird Nests

April 28, 2021

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Spring is here and with it comes new life. This is the perfect time of year to bird watch. You may even find some bird nests and eggs in your yard or neighborhood.

You can take this time to study and learn more with these fun and free ways to learn about bird nests.

A nest with eggs in the grass with text Fun & Free Ways to Learn About Bird Nests


Bird watching is an every day thing for our family of “birders”. We have a large picture window at our dining room table where we happen to do school on most days. My girls can be found gazing out the window at the bird in our yard more often than they are doing their school work. 

If you enjoy learning about birds your family will have a lot of fun learning about bird nests. Birds are interesting creatures and can build their nests in some odd locations. It is a lot of fun to learn about and to watch a bird nest being built, or to observe birds with their babies.

Bird nests are fascinating to research. God created these birds to be very clever designers and engineers. It is amazing to see all of the work that goes into building a safe nest.

Check out all these Fun and FREE Ways to Learn About Bird Nests:

Free Printables about bird nests:

Bird Nesting Habits Printables and Lesson PlansInstructor Web

Montessori Nest PrintablesLiving Montessori Now

N is for Nest Birdseed Writing Tray

Teacher Pay Teachers has a lot of printables to learn about bird nests and for nest observation:

Amazing Bird Nests Amazing Words Activities

Bird Nests Life Science Sheet

Nest Observation Science Sheet

Bird Nest Observation Guide

FREE Eggs and Nests Preschool Pack 

illustrated different examples of Eggs and Nests Preschool Pack of worksheets

Bird nest crafts and hands-on activities:

Make a Paper Mache Bird Nest with Natural MaterialsThings to Share and Remember

Build a Nest STEM Challenge for KidsViews From a Step Stool

Dried Pasta Bird Nest CraftPaper and Glue

Build a Bird Nest Playdough ActivityMessy Little Monster

STEM Engineering Bird Nests ActivityTPT

Make Like a Bird and Nest

Create Your Own Bird Nest Model with this video tutorial from Melinda Janice.

Make a Fun Bird Nesting BagTina’s Dynamic Homeschool

Hands-On Nature Study: Make a Fun Bird Nesting Bag

Bird nest articles, websites and bird nest cams:

Find out about birds that make nests in urban city environments in this article Fun Facts About NestsCelebrate Urban Birds

Bird Nests 101: Identifying Different Types of Bird NestsEarth Life

Interesting Facts About Peculiar Bird NestsABCs of Animal World

Bird Nest IdentificationThe Spruce

How to Nest Watch: Identifying NestsCornell Lab of Ornithology

Audubon Bird Cams has cameras of Puffin nests, dens, Osprey nests and more.

All About Birds Cornell Labs has many different cameras of of nests and chicks, from Barred Owls, Hawks, Ospreys and more. 

The American Eagle Foundation has live HD cameras of Bald Eagle nests. This is one of our favorite ones to watch them take care of their young.

BirdCams Live has close to 600 different live bird cameras.

Check out all our other resources to learn even more about birds:

Birds Around the World Drawing Guide

FREE Bird Terminology Vocabulary Pack

Bird Nature Study Fact Cards

Bird Nature Study Fact Card printable examples

Audubon Birds Notebooking Journal

DIY Birdfeeders Nature Crafts for Kids

If you want to dig even deeper into learning about birds, check out our Birding Notebook: A Companion to Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids. Your children will learn about 25 birds as well as their habitats, beaks, feathers, and much more. Document your birding activities for your notebook and portfolio and use the journal pages for a birdwalk.

These are some of our favorite books about 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



A nest with eggs in the grass with text Fun & Free Ways to Learn About Bird Nests

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