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Bird-Watching

Materials

  • Binoculars
  • Bird book for your area
Directions

Anywhere you go there will be birds. Get a book from the library to find out what kind of birds you can expect to see in your area. Birds owe their success as a species to their ability to fly. Flight enables birds to feed where other animals cannot, escape enemies, and move with the seasons. Birds in flight are a beautiful sight. Take your binoculars and look for birds flying and resting. A few things to look for when bird-watching:

  • Type of bird
  • Different beak shapes to cope with main food source—long or hooked beaks for tearing at prey, short and stout cone shapes to crack seeds.
  • Feet—for different purposes like perching on twigs, running, clinging to trees, grasping prey, paddling in water.
  • Color—to blend with environment or to stand out.
  • Nests and eggs
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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


August 28, 2014



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