Adventures in Birdwatching!

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish
in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Job 12:7-10

God created ALL things.  He made you as well as all the animals, birds, insects, and fish.  God created all of us for a specific purpose!

We can learn a lot from God’s creation by merely observing.  Did you know that watching birds is one of the most popular outdoor activities?  There are many classes, field trip, and even birdwatching trips or outings you can participate in.  Check to see what is available in your area.

You can also just go outside and make your observations.  No matter where you live, you probably have already noticed that birds come in all different shapes and sizes.  Take a walk around your house, local park or nature preserve.

Though there are many diverse groups and types of birds, here are three familiar ones to help you get started.

  • Songbirds such as finches, thrushes, wrens, sparrows, and warblers can be found all over the world. Some songbirds migrate while others stay year-round in one area.  These are backyard favorites for most of us!

 

  • Waterfowl include geese, swans, herons, pelicans, and These birds live near fresh or salt water.  During the winter months, these birds migrate to warmer climates.

 

  • Raptors include birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, and They have incredible eyesight and talons for hunting.

 

 

 

 

Can you identify the birds above?

When you go birdwatching, pick out three different birds and fill out the sheet below for each! (Download Here)  Share your findings with your family.  Which one is your favorite?  Why?

 

Name of Bird:  _______________________________________________________

 

Draw a Picture of the Bird:

 

Describe unique characteristics of the Bird:  (Colors, size, habitat, etc.)

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What can you learn of God’s creation from this paticuluar bird?

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