How to Use This Book
On the pages of this book, you’ll find a guide to dozens of the common birds around you. You can start by reading about and familiarizing yourself with these birds in Chapter 1. Or, get outside and then come back to these profiles to help you identify what you saw or heard. Every profile includes the bird’s unique features (field marks) along with its length, voice, feeding habits, the challenges it faces (conservation status), and, most importantly, things you can do to help that bird. Bird profiles also include range maps. These show you where birds can be found at certain times of the year. For example, many U.S. birds spend the summer in Canada and the winter in Mexico.
In Chapter 2, the outside activities chapter, you’ll discover bird-walking, binoculars, and bird games. You’ll also learn to attract wild birds with food, water, and shelter. Then bring the fun indoors!
Chapter 3 contains all sorts of activities for rainy or snowy days at home or in school. Activities include more bird games, bird experiments, and building simple bird homes.
Throughout the book you’ll find fun facts and jokes, too. As a group, birders like to laugh and pass along a smile to the next generation (that’s you!).
You’ll soon discover that birds are everywhere. You just have to see or hear them. You can see bird images in books and on posters. You can watch birds online on live-streaming bird cameras. Birds are in your backyard, in parks, and even in parking lots. Sometimes they’re right outside your windows at home or school.
|Dimensions||7.5 x 0.25 x 9.75 inches|
|Grade level||3 - 7|