Felt bird project from Homemade Fun
This spring we've been birding on the weekends. Our birding consists of taking a walk in the woods or the park and spotting as many kinds of birds as we can. Because the trees are bare we can find the birds and observe their behavior quite easily.
Hawks, falcons, bluejays, cardinals, warblers, sparrows,and Robin redbreast (American Robin) are a few of the birds we have seen. I have been particularly lucky to have had several encounters with a few urban hawks. Show offs. Really, they are.
Another thing I noticed (obvious but gradual) is that the more I look for birds, the more I hear their various songs.
This site from Cornell University is one of the best websites I have found concerning birds. Listening to the bird songs here is very helpful to my beginner ear. Check it out with your kids. Our cat gets a little nutty over the bird calls we play in the house.Very amusing!