Little man has said that this year he wants his summer study to be birds. Let the research commence!

Seeds for the birds game
Bird Description Tree Map

Need- bird anatomy - http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/doclib/documents/JuniorBirdlist.pdf
beaks http://fsc.fernbank.edu/Birding/bird_beaks.htm,
wings http://taikoneesan.tumblr.com/post/22735023640/birds-in-order-allens-hummingbird-f-arctic, http://nambroth.deviantart.com/art/Realistic-Bird-Wings-96309379, http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/post/50553539389/ecmajor-some-useful-references-i-found-might,
claws http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Zoo_p050.shtml?from=Blog#background
eyes - different kinds for different purposes. What can you guess about a bird's lifestyle based on its parts.
Bird Anatomy Diagram puzzle - http://www.nurturinglearning.com/bird-puzzle/
https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/all-about-bird-anatomy/

Bird families/taxonomy

Different homes birds live in. What are the advantages and disadvantages.

Music

Bird song. Recordings of bird calls. Practice imitating them. Do we have any instruments that sound like them?
http://macaulaylibrary.org/
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/how-to-learn-bird-songs-and-calls/
http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~tony/birds/index.html

Bird Crafts

Water bottle bird feeder
Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder
Owl Bird Feeder
String feeder = with dried fruit and cereal
Pinecone bird feeder
Bagel Bird Feeder

Bird bath.
Clay Pot Bird Bath

What different things to birds eat?
Put different things in different feeders and hypothesize what birds will come to which feeders.

Burlap Owls

Bird Seed Mosaic

Sensory Bin

Bird Seed
Feathers

Eggs

Egg shaker with birds in

Bird Watching

Obtain list of birds native to the area.
http://www.audubon.org/bird-guide
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
http://feederwatch.org/
http://www.whatbird.com/
http://www.birdwatching.com/

Writing and Vocabulary

Words - Bird, Nest, Feathers
Names of specific birds.

Art

http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/digitalcoll/digitalcoll-audubon.html?loclr=fbloc
http://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america

Books

The Magpie's Nest
The Boy Who Drew Birds
In the Nest
Birdsongs

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/birdsofamericafr03audu#page/18/mode/1up

Printables

http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/PreschoolPackbirds.html
http://cdn.homeschoolcreations.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bird-Nature-Study-Printables.pdf