Bird watching is a fun family activity.
When you are homeschooling or wanting to teach your kids about birds, bird watching becomes even more important.
We found that bird watching is even better when you create a bird book to go with the birds you see around your house, at the park or on a hike.
Our daughter, Elayna wrote about her bird book when she was 7 years old.
In her words…
Sparrows, Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Gold Finch, House Finch, Nuthatch, Chickadee, Yellow Bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker… these are the kinds of birds that I see around my house.
I waited and waited but nothing came.
I think my dad has to refill the bird feeders. That might help.
I also think I should do bird watching outside in the summer.
It was fun though!
Now, for those of you who want to make a book like Elayna made…
Make your own Simple Bird Book for Bird Watching
1. Find pictures of birds you love
2. Print them
3. Add them to a photo book
4. Memorize the names and features of the birds
5. Keep your book close and watch for birds you can name
Optional Fun: Go to the library and get bird books to learn more about the birds in your book!
And a great resource: Free Bird Journal and Bird Identification Coloring Pages from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus!
Updated: July 2014
Abby using the book with Grandpa at their house! Bird watching fun for years to come.
And in 2018…
We’ve now added the Audubon App to our bird watching adventures. It is a great way to identify birds, keep track of the ones you’ve seen and learn about different bird species.