Birding for Kids


Apr 12, 2021

It’s springtime in Chicago! 

The sun is shining, the trees are budding, the birds are chirping – do you know what kind of birds they are? 

Look into one of these books to find out who’s chirping outside your window, cawing in a tree or squawking on a power line. 

And, no matter where you live, you and your family can make your birding count by joining the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and eBird for Global Big Day an international, annual celebration of birds that occurs every May.

Count to ten as you search for hidden chickadees, warblers and wrens in Bird Watch

Pick up some pointers on spotting robins, cardinals and starlings in How to Find A Bird.

Let the birds tell you about themselves when you read Look Up! a guidebook to urban birds.

Learn what you can do to protect and befriend your neighborhood birds with siblings Emmy and Callum in A Garden to Save the Birds.

Or follow the day in the life of a red-tailed hawk family when you read Hawk Rising. This species of hawk lives in Chicago year-round, so chances are you might have seen one.

What birds have you spotted?

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By Liv

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