Observe & Listen to Birds
“The world has music for those who listen.” Shakespeare
Have you ever experienced a time when your child(ren )become your teacher? Last night in preparation for his birdcall quiz, my son directed me to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website. He then showed me the All About Birds Guide and how to find the bird calls. I was delighted to be spending the end of the day listening to bird songs and love “assisting” in this type of homework!
This made me think about all the different birds that I hear every day and all the birds that visit our bird feeder during all the seasons. I call it “Bird TV.” Attracting Wildlife to our gardens is magical. Adding bird feeders to our Outdoor Classrooms and Backyard Teaching Gardens is simple and easy. Observing and educating ourselves about birds can open us all up to another world. Take a minute today and just listen to their songs.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Kids are natural explorers; however, not always drawn to birding. When we take a pause in our everyday life, we may hear the bird calls and see the magnificent bird behavior that is often overlooked. Come learn how to introduce birding to kids. Let’s talk birds and discover tips and games for introducing 10 easy ways of birding to children. Let’s Talk Birds is a 1-hour online workshop for teachers and parents. Learn more HERE.