Watching birds is a fantastic, fun and free activity. Be inspired with this brilliant range of birdy related resources including videos, worksheets and helpful identification charts.
Ages 4 - 6
- Have you signed up for RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch yet? Whether you're a complete beginner or a birding expert. Simply count the birds you see in your garden, from your balcony or in your local park for one hour between 28 and 30 January 2022, sign up HERE!
- Use this Birdy Surveys resource from Learning Through Landscapes. It requires no specialist equipment, just patience and clothing suitable to the season.
- Have fun making birds, garlands and nest rings using hay by following this brilliant Arts Inspired by Agriculture video produced by LEAF Education.
- Watch this fascinating video which explains the different foods available for Wild Birds and ways to provide it.
Ages 7 - 11
- Check out the Natural Environment section of the Countryside Classroom Passport which has some great challenges to complete all about birds.
- Why not use this guide to Build a Bottle Bird Feeder, it is the perfect tool to let children have fun and help them familiarise with the importance of recycling while learning to respect and preserve wildlife. The activity is linked to many areas of the curriculum, from Art and Design to Natural Environment and Science, and it is a great practical tool to engage children.
- These detailed Wildlife Outlines are great to colour in, with coloured versions to help those who want to be accurate. Includes birds, mammals, minibeasts and marine life.
Ages 11 - 16
- Find out why the Grey Partridge is on the birds of conservation concern red list, i.e. a most endangered species. This video produced by the NGO Educational Trust will examine the factors affecting their decline in numbers and look at how we can help these beautiful birds survive.
- Learn how a well managed Grouse Moor can benefit the maintenance of this internationally important habitat and its unique diversity of moorland species.
- Use this Fold-Out Chart designed by FSC to help with the identification of the majority of bird species likely to be found in a British garden throughout the year.