Miss J has been fascinated by birds since we did a bird unit a couple of years ago. She is constantly on the lookout for birds and reading about them.
We have started a unit over The Bears on Hemlock Mountain and one of the items in the prereading section of the reading guide from Progeny Press has to do with listening to bird calls and learning to identify some birds. So, we pulled up our old unit and pulled out a few resources.
We used these two videos for bird calls.
We used a poster from the Forest Service to look at bird pictures and we have a field guide that we keep with our binoculars to pull out to help identify the birds we see in the backyard. (You can see the bird guide in the unit study over the book Look Up!)
Identifying birds, bird watching, and listening to their calls is a fun activity that does not take fancy equipment and can add a lot of joy to life. Whether it be in your backyard, while on a walk, or driving along the way, look for the birds and see what you can see.
Miss J would enjoy hearing from you – what is your favorite bird?
what’s my favourite bird? depends on the season and where I am I suppose. Up north camping.. the white throated sparrow because it’s such a cheery sounding bird. I love the mob of blue jays that comes through every spring. And chickadees in the winter eating out of my hand… they are so cocky it’s fun! What is your favourite bird miss J?
Miss J says that she likes the Western Blue Jay. It is really dark blue and pretty.
Miss L says hers is a swan because it is often associated with ballet. She also likes the pretty white color and their long graceful necks.
[…] been really easy to tie in with other work that we are doing, such as a study of the book “Bears on Hemlock Mountain.” It is not uncommon for us to be out and about somewhere and for her to state “I see a […]