Celebrate Urban Birds

This Celebrate Urban Birds activity & project also includes:

Set up a 50x50 square foot area in a space at school and choose three days to go outside and observe the birds seen in a 10 minute span. The activity has learners tapping into their observation skills and creates awareness of the birds in their school yard.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners share their data with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Celebrate Urban Birds website
  • Set up bird feeders outside of the classroom window for observing or simply take supervised walks around the school
  • Provide learners with a clipboard and other observation tools such as binoculars for the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Intended for observing birds in urban areas
Pros

  • Reinforces observation skills and the collection of data
  • Comes with a bird guide for easy bird watching
Cons

  • None