Ready for spring? Already hearing a few spring bird songs in your area? Enjoy “What’s in a Bird Song?” by Tom Anderson, a free 5-page, full-color download from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.
The spring chorus begins, listen to learn which birds are singing and why.
One of the really cool helps in this download is the page of mnemonics. Who knew the American Goldfinch said, “potato chips-potato chips-potato chips”? And who will not delight to hear the Robin’s “cheerup, cheerily, cheeerily”?
The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides vocabulary flash cards, resource links, extension activities, and discussion questions that can be used for narrations.
These resources make a great accompaniment to the bird section of our free nature studies. Enjoy!
How and Why Birds Sing
More information at Cornell along with sample songs.
Free Nature Studies: Our Wonderful World
These are the bird sections from our free nature study: