Themed Explorations — Birds
Spring is for the Birds!
It's spring and the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing! You've probably been seeing birds all winter long in your neighborhood—there are plenty that hang around all winter. But now is the time that many birds return to New England from warmer places, or fly through on their way to more northern nesting spots.
Join us as we take a closer look at the birds flying overhead, the birds busily building nests, and the birds singing outside our windows.
- Grades K-2: Build a Bird Nest
- Grades 3-5: Migration Hopscotch
- Grades 6-8: Bird Buddies
- All Ages: Arts & Crafts—Homemade Binoculars
- All Ages: Coloring Page—Birds
Mass Audubon's "Today's Bird" video series >
- Birds by Carme Lemniscates
- She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head! by Kathryn Lasky
- Easy Ways to Get Kids Birding by Marina Pita (National Audubon)
Watch Bird Cams
Thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, you can see live video of a Barred Owl in its nest box, of a pair of Red-tailed Hawks resting in their nest, or an up-close shot of a variety of birds visiting bird feeders. There are 12 live stream videos to watch from around the world.
Participate in Community Science
Nature enthusiasts of any age can become community scientists by adding their bird sightings to eBird or iNaturalist. The data you collect may be used by scientists around the world to study birds and understand the world.
More Activities & Resources
Discover even more with other Mass Audubon bird activities and resources on our website: