This week, go bird watching! 

What birds live in your neighborhood? Head outside and find out! Take along the following items: 

  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Paper
  • Field guide or Smartphone

Find a place to sit where you have a good view of trees or bushes. Use the binoculars if your sitting far away. When you see a bird, write down its description. Then look it up in the field guide to see what kind of bird it is. If you don’t have a field guide, you can look up the name of the bird using an app for your smartphone. Merlin is a free app created by Cornell University that helps identify birds by using a few simple questions or a photo.


Photo by davidpwhalen

Written by Outdoorosity
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