Classroom Animals and Pets - Birds

Pet Birds- general comments

Local Birds

Check out our favourite activity for the "Weekly Ornithologist" on my classroom website... choosing a local bird on the Cornell Ornithologist "All About Birds" site.

There are some VERY helpful beginner's guides to bird watching!
There are some great links to other Bird Feeder Watch sites, bird cams, and even some photos of a local Western Canada birds around my school.
Ornithologists watch birds!

S.E.E.D.S. Canada B.I.T. (Bird Identification Tally) Challenge used to be a wonderful activity to do with the class in May.
Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to find it anymore (2019).


Birds: Definition
The 1989 World Book Dictionary definition of a bird is:

1. an animal that has wings, feathers, two legs, and a beak or bill. Birds have backbones, are warm-blooded, and lay eggs. Most birds can fly.
2. a bird hunted for sport; game bird.
3. = shuttlecock.
4. Slang, Figurative. a person: He’s an odd bird.
5. Slang. (a) ballistic or guided missile; rocket. (b) an aircraft or spacecraft
6. = clay pigeon
7. Slang. a sound of ridicule blown through the lips.
8. British Slang. a prison sentence; time served in prison.
9. U.S. Slang. the eagle as an insignia of military rank.
10. British Slang. an attractive girl or young woman.
11. Archaic. the young of any fowl.

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