Birds Soaring Over Seattle’s Skyline
Seahawks aren’t the only birds of prey playing in downtown Seattle! The fastest bird, the Peregrine falcon, flies up to 200 mph, zooms between skyscrapers and has even made its home atop the former Washington Mutual building on Third Avenue, one of the tallest buildings in downtown Seattle. Join us in this Exploration Guide for students in grades 3-5 as we learn more about our feathered friends and even peer into a nest or two!
How a Seattle Skyscraper Became a Refuge for Falcons | Curbed Seattle
Where would be a strange place for a local bird to build a nest? Read this article and check out the amazing pictures to find out.View How a Seattle Skyscraper Became a Refuge for Falcons | Curbed Seattle
Live NestCams | Seattle Audubon
Explore a bird’s nest without having to climb a tree or risk getting pecked - ouch! Observe nests up close and from a safe distance with these incredible nest cameras! Bird Challenge: What is the weirdest thing you saw a bird do while watching one of the nest cams?View Live NestCams | Seattle Audubon
Celebrate Birds of Prey with Poetry | Audubon for Kids
There once was a bird called owl and oh, did she have a mean howl…Okay, I know you are a better poet than me! Try writing a bird of prey poem and maybe even challenge a family member or a friend to write one as well. Use Audubon’s helpful tips and those rhymes will take flight!View Celebrate Birds of Prey with Poetry | Audubon for Kids
Seattle Bird Report | The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Audubon Society
It's summer! What a perfect time to go outside and look at some local birds! Join Miss Amanda from Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library and two bird experts, Hana and David, from Seattle Audubon Society as they discuss the joys of bird watching in the Pacific Northwest. Bird Challenge: What is your favorite local bird and why do you like it?View Seattle Bird Report | The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Audubon Society
The 4 Keys to Bird Identification | All About Birds, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Now that you've watched the Seattle Bird Report, do you remember how Hana and David identified birds? Here are four ways you too can identify birds around town. Bird Challenge: Which key do you find the most helpful to identify a bird?View The 4 Keys to Bird Identification | All About Birds, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
She Heard the Birds
A scientist who studies birds is called an ornithologist. Many people have heard of James Audobon, but have you heard of Florence Merriam Bailey? She wrote the first field guide to birds in 1890. A field guide is an illustrated books that can help you identify the birds you see outside.
Format: eBookView She Heard the Birds
Draw a Bird with David Sibley | Audubon
Learn how to draw a Black-capped Chickadee with expert ornithologist illustrator, David Sibley, who wrote and illustrated The Sibley Guide to Birds. Drawing is a form of scientific observation!View Draw a Bird with David Sibley | Audubon
Ask-A-Scientist: Bird Bonanza! | Brains On! Podcast
Dig a bit deeper, (no, not for worms) as kids get to ask scientists about birds on this entertaining podcast. You may want to “tweet” about it to your friends!View Ask-A-Scientist: Bird Bonanza! | Brains On! Podcast
Wild Bird Scavenger Hunt | Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium with Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Put all your glossy new birding skills to the test by heading outside or looking out your window to see how many of our feathered friends you can spot. Bird Challenge: Is there a bird on the scavenger hunt you have never seen before? Which one?View Wild Bird Scavenger Hunt | Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium with Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Audubon for Kids!
The world is filled with wonders, and you don't need to go far to be able to see it! "Beak" through these fun videos, activities and facts to learn more about the lovely, exciting lives of birds!View Audubon for Kids!