Nov
14

Feathered Friends Lessons

Your feeder birds can help you teach science content!

Oct
12

Mapping with Birds

Birds provide a great opportunity to introduce students to data visualization, citizen science, and investigation.

Jun
30

Do birds sleep?

Where do birds go at night? What do they do?

Jun
30

Starting a Bird Club?

Want to start a bird club at your school? Use these helpful tips and tricks!

Feb
10

Courtship Advice From Birds

It’s that special time of year. Love is in the air…and our feathered friends certainly know it!

Jan
10

Take a “Field Trip” to the Delta

Picture a Great Egret, its s-shaped neck craning upward, its large wings splashed with the orange rays of the fading sun. Suddenly he leaves the marshy ground for the sky above, flying over the waves which crash against a strip of sand where Spotted Sandpipers are digging for food with their beaks. American Coots gather closely together in the water to […]

Dec
6

Tips for Engaging Young Birders in Citizen Science

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We present these seven quick tips for engaging young birders in citizen science.

Oct
7

Bald Birds

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Every year, many people ask: “I have a bald bird at my feeder! Is it sick? What should I do?” Often, these bald birds are Blue Jays or Northern Cardinals. Maybe the fact that these birds are so brightly colored and normally have tall crests on their heads may make them seem EXTRA weird, but […]

Sep
11

Birds Across Changing Seasons

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I mark the changing seasons by the changing habits of birds: winter is marked by Dark-eyed Juncos at the feeder outside my kitchen window, the Red-winged Blackbirds let me know it is finally February with their territorial calls, seeing birds flying with nesting material and insects in their mouths mean it’s breeding season, and large flocks of European Starlings gathering on telephone wires indicate summer is coming to a close.

Jul
18

Window Crash

Learn what to do when you hear the terrible “thud” of a bird hit a window… and find out how you can help prevent it!