In the award-winning, NSTA recommended Birds Without Borders, students analyze spatial and quantitative data, examine trends, make predictions, create management plans, and present and defend their results. Non-fiction texts and multimedia resources provide context and background for scientific exploration of real-world biodiversity data and issues in settings ranging from local to international.

Birds provide compelling hooks to our local environment and links to other habitats. They also provide essential ecosystem services, ranging from pollination and seed dispersal to garbage disposal and nutrient cycling. Birds Without Borders combines the accessibility of birds with a wealth of scientific and conservation data to create eight in-depth investigations that promote a deep understanding of environmental and scientific concepts.


If a teacher were to design a science unit from scratch for a middle school or high school science class, Birds Without Borders would provide an ideal template. Activities and investigations, organized into eight well–constructed sections in this remarkable book, encourage skill development in math, applying science study to real world problems, reading, data analysis, relevant web–based enrichment, and much more. – Cary Seidman, NSTA Recommends

Investigation #4 Updates

Indigo Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

Painted Bunting

Northern Cardinal


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