Free Downloads


Ideal for students in grades third- fifth, these free resources provide educators with an opportunity to explore ornithology in the classroom and in their school yard.

  • free bone identification guide

    Bone Identification

    A mole, a vole or a shrew? What could those bones in your owl pellet possibly be? Download our free bone identification guide to solve the mystery!

  • Science Process

    Investigating Evidence

    Inspire investigations through outdoor observations and citizen science! Investigating Evidence, one of K-12 Education’s most successful free resources, has just been revitalized and is now in line with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Window Bird Feeder

    Feathered Friends

    Engaging science lessons brought to you by your local birds! Our friends at Pennington Wild Birds are working with us to educate and engage children in the pleasures of feeding and watching birds with this free download.

  • Guidebook

    Explorer’s Guidebook

    BirdSleuth wants to help you get kids outside and enjoying their local parks and natural areas. Take kids on a habitat scavenger hunt, create a sound map, and test bird ID skills with this adaptable activity book.

  • Bird Communication

    Have you ever wondered what birds are saying as they sing, call, quack, and drum? With these dynamic activities, you and your students will investigate why and how birds communicate.

  • bird_cam

    Life In A Nest

    Our high-definition cameras give you and your students a wonderfully unique glimpse into the real lives of birds. Nest cams make an excellent supplement to your unit!

  • tree swallow nest with bird

    Think Outside The (Nest) Box

    Build, install and monitor nest boxes to help your students grasp a better understanding of life cycles. Download the free lessons to accompany the videos and activities.


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