Classroom Activities

The list below contains links to activities designed to help students and teachers develop an appreciation, respect and understanding of the diversity and nature of birds.

Who's foot is this? Discover how birds' feet are different depending on where they live.
Beaks to Eats Discover how birds' beaks are different depending on where they live.
Jeopbirdy As the name implies, this is a take on the classic jeopardy game with all of the questions related to birds and bird life.
Bird Bingo This is a take on the classic bingo game using bird names.
Name That Tune

Investigate how birds communicate and identify birds by their songs and calls.

Water for Birds Create an experiment to determine the effectiveness of using moving water to attract birds
Bird Journal Create a bird journal for your observations.
Virtual Owl Pellet Owls eat their food whole and slowly digest their meal by separating the softer materials (such as meat) from the harder material (such as bones). Then they regurgitate the harder material along with indigestible items such as feathers or fur in the form of a pellet. The virtual owl pellet allows students to discet a pellet!
Project FeederWatch Through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Citizen Science Program, people of all ages collect data about local birds and send their observations to scientists who study bird populations.
Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.
My yard - eBird Keep track of the birds in your school yard year-round, online, with this special eBird project focused around your home or school. Mark your school yard on the online map and start recording your birds. You’ll contribute to eBird’s database covering all habitats across North America.
Citizen Science A full list of the citizen science projects sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Anyone who likes to watch birds can participate in a citizen-science project.