What started as a simple Build Your Library Family Reading Crate unboxing, turned into a complete Bird Unit Study that I expect we’ll be working on periodically throughout the year.
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I started reading The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya to Zac at bedtime, reading between 1 – 3 chapters per night, just depending on how long he wanted to listen.
An orphaned African grey parrot who can speak 127 words. A girl so sick, she has forgotten what it means to try. Fate––and a banana nut muffin––bring them together. Will their shared encounter help them journey through storms inside and out? Will they lose their way, or will they find what really matters?
Here is a story that will remind readers how navigating so many of life’s desperate adventures requires friendship and, above all, hope
Bird Unit Study Books and Resources
We turned to the Birds section of our Animalium book and spent breakfast drawing pictures of birds.
We’ve been going outside every few days to sit on a blanket in the yard read, listen and journal We use the Merlin Cornell Ornithology app to identify birds we see and hear.
We also made some sugar syrup to fill our hummingbird feeder and hung it on the back patio right by the window where we could enjoy the hummingbirds from our kitchen table.
Burgess Bird Book for Children GIVEAWAY
We added The Burgess Bird Book for Children to our nighttime read-aloud routine and may actually make it part of our morning basket routine going forward.
Learn more about the resources we used for this Bird Unit Study – a complete list with links is at the bottom of this page.
Incorporating Art into Your Bird Unit Study
I recently purchased the Bird Chalk Pastel Video Art Course to work on here and there whenever we feel like it as we go along through our bird study.
Bird Art Tutorials include the following
- Bonus! baby bluebird and bird nest
Center for Birds of Prey Homeschool Field Trip
We visited the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, South Carolina.
Located just 40 minutes from downtown Charleston, SC, the Center for Birds of Prey provides operational support for the Center’s educational, medical, conservation, and research initiatives.
Watch hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, kites and vultures soar above the flying field and gain fascinating insight into their unique adaptations
Check the website to purchase tickets in advance and learn more.
Bird Unit Study Resources
- The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
- The United Tweets of America
- The First Tortilla
- Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry
- Feathers Not Just for Flying
- Look up – Bird Watching in Your Own Backyardy
- The Birds of Magnolia Cemetery
- Crinkleroots 25 Birds Every Child Should Know
- A Nest is Noisy