Getting Kids Involved
Resources for kids, families, & anyone who wants to learn more about birds and science.
to find book
activity pages, listed by topic:
Migration, Conservation (Endangered Birds, Habitat), Reproduction
(Nests, Eggs), Adaptations (Beaks, Wings), Fables from Other Cultures,
Want help learning to identify birds?
- Show kids the three videos on the
Building Skills section of the Lab's All About Birds web
- Order BirdSleuth
Game Cards—you'll get activity & game ideas, plus
access to an online Bird ID quiz with sound and video of common
- Have your kids become a Species Specialist. Each person in a group
picks a species and becomes the "expert" using the All About Birds Online Bird
Guide. Then learn that species' field marks by
coloring in it's
- Prepare for Spring! Learn the bird songs that herald spring. Go to
Songs and Calls page of All About Birds.
Get outside and watch birds for fun—and
contribute to science!
- Study the birds found in your city or rural neighborhood. Go to the
Birds web site to learn more.
- Set up a feeder area and count the birds you find there. See the
FeederWatch web site for more on how to count feeder birds
- Keep track of the birds nesting in your schoolyard or backyard. The
web site has more on nesting birds and how to collect nesting
- Go for a bird walk and keep track of the birds you see using the eBird
website, a real-time, online checklist program.
Fun ways to learn about birds
without going outside:
- Watch nesting birds any time of year on the NestCams
- Whose Nest
Is It? Downoad the PDF of this fun activity from the
NestWatch web site (near the bottom of the Outreach and Media page,
- Arts activities for connecting with the outdoors can be found on
Celebrate Urban Birds web site.