BirdSleuth Investigator

Our student magazine, BirdSleuth Investigator, is available as a free download!

Kids from around the country love going outside and watching birds. Then they got curious and start asking questions about what they are seeing. Those questions turn into research projects and innovative studies that the students design themselves. We invite you and your students to be inspired by the results of this scientific exploration in our beautifully illustrated magazine!

  • Do Black-capped Chickadees prefer a certain time of day to visit?
  • Do hummingbirds prefer feeders up high or feeders down low?
  • The frugal backyard birder: maximizing variety and minimizing cost

Our annual publication, written by and for students, is also beautifully illustrated by these K-12 kids. We think you’ll be amazed at their great work!

You can view or print BirdSleuth Investigator 2017 and any archived BirdSleuth Investigators by clicking the green button below. You may also order hard-copy issues of the most recent BirdSleuth Investigator for $2.00 each from our online store. Classroom/group sets are discounted so you can share with all your students.

Want to know more? Read our blog post about the studies in a previous issue of BirdSleuth Investigator.

YOUR students can get their work published next year!  Our complete Investigating Evidence unit will help you guide students through the entire science process, all while meeting science standards. Want more help exploring the process of inquiry and scientific investigation with your students? Learn more with our self-paced online course,  Integrating Inquiry for Educators: Developing Student Science Practices.

Submit your students’ work for consideration in the next BirdSleuth Investigator! The deadline for the next issue is Saturday, June 30th, 2018. Read the submission guidelines for details.

Kids love to see the stories, reports, and artwork shared by other students in "BirdSleuth Investigator!"

Kids love to see the stories, reports, and art shared by other students in “BirdSleuth Investigator!”

This resource is available as a free download thanks to the generous support of 

3-D® Pet Products and Wild Delight® Outdoor Pet Products.