How to do a Homeschool Bird Unit Study This Fall.

October 21, 2009

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Do you remember coating pine cones in peanut butter and bird seed, hanging them outside, and then pressing your nose against the back window waiting for the birds to come?

  1. Here’s another article with lots of easy bird feeder ideas and what birds eat what.
  2. A couple of years ago, we filled a few bird feeders, perched them on the railing of our deck and had a great time watching the birds come and go.  I was at a loss to figure out which birds were which until we checked out this great bird guide from the library that is perfect for beginners.  I love that it is organized by color, so when the kids saw a yellow bird, they would flip to that section in the book and then search for ‘our’ bird.
  3. Here are the ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ versions of the bird guide:

  4. Another amazing resource I just discovered is What  This site has so much bird information it can be overwhelming.  For a start, check out some of these links:


Do you have any fun bird-schooling stories or favorite bird study resources?  I’d love more ideas.  Thanks!

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  1. Meaghan November 21, 2009 11:06 am

    This sounds like a wonderful idea! Just getting started by making the bird feeder together can be a fun project! And you can turn it into a math lesson too if you make the bird house out of materials you need to measure and cut.

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