The Great Outdoors: Bird Watching Expedition
Birds are interesting animals to watch, and it is fun to learn how to identify them. Here are a few ideas to help you start your own bird watching expedition!
- New Horizon Academy Bird Watching Journal
- Journal, sketch pad, or paper
- Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
- Optional: Binoculars (Use our Great Outdoors Binocular instructions to help your children make their own set. It is a great way to combine art and science.)
Download Binocular Instructions
- Optional: Bird Watching for Kids: Bite-sized Learning and Backyard Projects by George H. Harrison (This is a wonderful beginner guide to bird watching and it contains QR Codes, so you can listen to the sounds of different types of birds on your phone.)
- Head to your backyard, neighborhood, or local park and look for birds.
- Bring the New Horizon Academy Bird Watching Journal to document various types of birds.
– What do you notice about the way the birds move?
– What sounds do you hear?
– How many birds did you see?
- Using your journal, sketch pad, or paper, draw pictures of the birds you see.
- Go bird watching again!
Download Materials and Directions
Download Bird Watching Journal