Bird Resources for Elementary School Teachers Bibliography


California Academy of Sciences Library


Albatross Project

Facts and activities aimed at young students; project funded by NSF; research objective is to find where these birds go when they leave their nesting island using satellite tracking; good basic information plus details on research projects.


Bird Biodiversity

University of Puget Sound's Slater Museum of Natural History maintains extensive collection of bird specimens and supports research. Site provides access to databases of photos and scientific research findings.


Bird Study

Lesson plan designed to help students practice the process skills of natural science while acquiring a great deal of information on birds and their place in the living community.


Birds of Feather - The Feather Site

A commercial trove of information all about feathers.


Children's Guide to Birdwatching

Information directed at getting kids started at birdwatching.


Classroom Birdscope Webzine

Original research, artwork, and writings by Classroom FeederWatch students from across the country.


Classroom FeederWatch

An exciting research and interdisciplinary education curriculum designed for students in grades 5-8 to learn how science and scientists work, and in the process become scientists themselves.


Enchanted Learning Kids' Website for Birds

Information and activities aimed at kids who want to learn about birds.


Environmental Education on the Internet: Classroom Resources

Directories and databases of EE curricula and resources are available from this page. Classroom resources are sorted by type and topic; enter "bird" in the search field.


GeoZoo: Birds!

An adult friendly, kid crazy site with a wide range of information, photos and links offering resources for further study of birds.


A Guide to Bird Education Resources: Migration

This website is an abbreviated version of the book A Guide to Bird Education Resources. Summary information includes titles, descriptions, and ordering information. Updates and new materials will also be posted on a continual basis.


Kidz Korner - Build a Birdfeeder

Information and guidance to let kids interact closely with their immediate environment and birds in it.


National Audubon Society: Kids & Education

Audubon resources for education: adventures, camps, workshops, centers, and sanctuaries; beautifully illustrated with Audubon's original art; links to related sites.


Ornithology: the Science of Birds

Information and links to all aspects of birds: wild birds, lectures, conservation, songs, history, how to birdwatch. . . endless!


Patuxent--Tools for Learning About Birds

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's bird savvy resources; includes photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life history information for North American birds; Center located in Laurel, Maryland.


Point Reyes Bird Observatory Classes for Teachers

Through these programs, students and teachers learn the role of science in bird and habitat conservation, exploring what it is like to be a field biologist through interactions with PRBO biologists and hands-on experiences in the field.


The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota

The Raptor Center is an international medical facility for birds of prey, whose mission is to preserve biological diversity among raptors and other avian species through medical treatment, scientific investigation, education, and management of wild populations.


Teacher's Guild Library : Birds of a Feather;jsessionid=ALMFJ1UOOKKYBQFIAJICUYQ

This six-week elementary school project encourages students to identify and observe features and behaviors of birds near their school, to use the Internet to learn about one bird in greater detail and then to construct a field guide describing it.


Virtual Birding: Educational Materials

Twelve lessons presented as virtual birding computer centered experiences for students, accompanying teachers' plans, plus supplementary materials: further activities, links and discussions.



This page provides resources that primary students and staff could use on the World Wide Web to study birds and meet curriculum goals about birds of prey.


Wildwings Heading South

Provides classroom activities based on the innovative research experience tracking the migration of cranes.

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California Endangered Species Resource Guide. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education, 1993. Biodiv QH76.5 .C2 C344 1993.


Cooper, Ann. Eagles: Hunters of the Sky: A Story and Activities. Denver: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1992. Biodiv QL696 .F32 C65 1992.


Cooper, Ann C. Owls: On Silent Wings. Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers (and the Denver Museum of Natural History), 1994. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S8 C66 1994.


De Leiris, Lucia. Tropical Birds Coloring Book. New York: Dover, 1984. Biodiv Juv QL695.5 .D45 1984.


Ranger Rick’s Nature Scope. Birds Birds Birds. Washington, D.C.: National Wildlife Federation, 1989. Biodiv QH51 .R36 1988.

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Anderson, Cary. Alaska's Magnificent Eagles. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Geographic Society, 1997. Main Serials F901 .A42 v.24:4.


Baicich, Paul J. and Colin J.O. Harrison. A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press/Natural World, c1997. M&O QL675 .B163 1997.


Baker, Kevin. Warblers of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997. M&O QL696 .P279 .B35 1997.


Butler, Robert W. The Great Blue Heron: A Natural History and Ecology of a Seashore Sentinel. Vancouver: UBC Press, c1997. M&O QL696 .C52 B86 1997.


Cooper, Jerry A. Birdfinder: A Birder's Guide to Planning North American Trips. Colorado Springs, CO: American Birding Association, c1995. Pub. QL681 .C72 1995.


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. 5th ed. Vista, CA: Ibis Pub. Co., c2000. M&O REF QL677 .C55 2000.


Bird, David M. The Bird Almanac: The Ultimate Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World's Birds. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 1999. Main REF QL673 .B55 1999.


Greenberg, Russell and Jamie Reaser. Bring Back the Birds: What You Can Do to Save Threatened Species. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, c1995. Biodiv QL676.5 .G66 1995.


A Check-List of North American Birds: The Species of Birds of North America from the Arctic through Panama, including the West Indies and Hawaiian Islands. 7th ed. Washington, D.C.: Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of the American Ornithologists' Union, 1998. M&O QL677 .A52 1998.


Farber, Paul Lawrence. Discovering Birds: The Emergence of Ornithology as a Scientific Discipline, 1760-1850. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. Main QL673 .F37 1997.


Dunn, Jon J. and Kimball L. Garrett. A Field Guide to Warblers of North America. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, c1997. M&O REF QL696 .P2438 D85 1997.


Endangered Wildlife of the World. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1993. Biodiv QH75 .E53 1993 Vols. 1-11.


Field Guide to the Birds of North America. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, c1999. M&O QL681 .F53 1999.


Fix, David and Andy Bezener. Birds of Northern California. Renton, WA: Lone Pine Pub., 2000. REF QL684.C2 F59 2000.


Hay, John, ed. The Great House of Birds: Classic Writings About Birds. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, c1996. Pub QL795. B57 G74 1996.


Howell, Steve N. G. A Bird-Finding Guide to Mexico. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999. Pub QL686 .H65 1999.


Mearns, Barbara and Richard Mearns. The Bird Collectors. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1998. Main QL677.7 .M43 1998.


Rogers, Lesley J. and Gisela Kaplan. Songs, Roars, and Rituals: Communication in Birds, Mammals, and Other Animals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000. Main QL776 .R64 2000.


Savage, Candace. Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997. Main QL696 .P2367 S28 1997.


Shipman, Pat. Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight. New York: Simon & Schuster, c1998. Main QE872 .A8 S55 1998.


Stattersfield, Alison J. Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International, c1998. Biodiv REF QL673 .E535 1998.


Stokes, Donald and Lillian Stokes. Stokes Bird Gardening Book: The Complete Guide to Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, c1998. Pub. QL676.2 .S87 1998.


Stokes, Donald, Lillian Stokes, and Justin L. Brown. Stokes Purple Martin Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting and Housing Purple Martins. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, c1997.  Pub QL696 .P247 S76 1997.


Waldbauer, Gilbert. The Birder's Bug Book. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998. Pub QL698.95 .W34 1998.


Wilcove, David S. The Condor's Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America. New York: W.H. Freeman, c1999.  Pub QL84.2 .W53 1999.


Zimmer, Kevin J. Birding in the American West: A Handbook. Ithaca, NY: Comstock, 2000. Pub QL683 .W4 Z55 2000.

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Arnold, Caroline. Ostriches and Other Flightless Birds. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S9 A76 1990.


Arnold, Caroline. Penguin. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1988. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 A76 1988.


Arnold, Caroline. Saving the Peregrine Falcon. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F34 A76 1985.


Bailey Jill and David Burnie. Birds. New York: DK, 1997. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .B34 1997.


Bash, Barbara. Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books; Boston: Little Brown, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL675 .B37 1990.


Biel, Timothy L. Hummingbirds. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL696 .A558 B54 1990.


Biel, Timothy L. Owls. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S83 B54 1989.


Bonners, Susan. A Penguin Year. New York: Dell, 1981. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 B66 1981.


Brust, Beth Wagner. Seabirds. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .B78 1991.


Burnie, David. Bird. New York: Knopf, 1988. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .B868 1988.


Burnie, David.  Birds and How They Live. New York: DK Pub., 1998. Biodiv Juv QL672.2 .B87 1998.


Burnie, David. El Pajaro y su Nido. Madrid: Altea, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .B86818 1992.


Cole, Joanna. Bird’s Body. New York: William Morrow, 1982. Biodiv Juv QL697 .C64 1982.


Cousteau Society. Penguins. New York: Little Simon, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 P45 1992.


Crofford, Emily. The Great Auk. New York: Crestwood House, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL696 .C42 C76 1989.


Delafosse, Claude.  El Pajaro. Madrid: SM Saber, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .D4418 1992.


Demuth, Patricia. Cradles in the Trees: The Story of Bird Nests. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1994. Biodiv Juv QL675 .D46 1994.


Dike, Virginia W. Birds of Our Land: A Child’s Guide To West African Birds. Enugu, Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Publishers, 1986. Biodiv Juv QL692 .W4 D55 1986.


Dunnahoo, Terry. The Lost Parrots of America. New York: Crestwood House, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL696 .P7 D86 1989.


Ehlert, Lois. Plumas para Almozar. San Diego: Libros Viajeros, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996. Biodiv Juv PZ74.3 .E5 1996.


Elwood, Ann. Ostriches, Emus, Rhea, Kiwis & Cassowaries. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL676 .E47 1990.


Esbensen, Barbara Juster. Great Northern Diver: The Loon. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL696 .G33 E83 1990.


Flora. Feathers Like a Rainbow: An Amazon Indian Tale. New York, Harper & Row, 1989. Biodiv Juv F2519.1 .A6 F54 1989.


Friedman, Judi. Operation Siberian Crane: The Story Behind the International Effort to Save an Amazing Bird. New York: Dillon Press; 1992. Biodiv Juv QL696 .G84 F75 1992.


George, Jean Craighead.  Moon of the Winter Bird. New York: Harper Collin Publishers, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL795 .B57 G383 1992.


George, Michael. Owls. Mankato MN: Child’s World; 1992. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S8 G46 1992.


Gilbert, Suzie. Hawk Hill.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996. Biodiv Juv SF996.45 .G377 1996.


Heller, Ruth. Ruth Heller’s How to Hide a Whippoorwill & Other Birds. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1986. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .H45 1986.


Henningsen, Nancy.  Return of the Ospreys. New York: Peregrine Press, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F36 H46 1991.


Hickman, Pamela M.  Birdwise. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1988, Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .H52 1988.


Hirschi, Ron.  Where are My Puffins, Whales, and Seals? New York: Bantam Books, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL113.8 .H57 1992.


Hirschi, Ron. Where are My Swans, Whooping Cranes, and Singing Loons? New York: Bantam Books, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL113.8 .H57 1992.


Hirschi, Ron.  What Is A Bird? New York: Walker & Co., 1987. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .H568 1987.


Johnson, Sylvia A. Inside An Egg. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Co., 1982. Biodiv Juv QL959 .J74 1982.


Johnson, Sylvia A. Penguins. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Co., 1981. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 J53 1981.


Lasky, Kathryn. She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head! New York: Hyperion Books for Children, c1995. Biodiv Juv QL676.55 .M4 L37 1995.


Lee, Sandra. Bald Eagles. Mankato, MN: Child’s World; Chicago: 1991. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F32 L43 1991.


Legg, Gerald. Amazing Tropical Birds. New York: Knopf, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL695.5 .L44 1991.


London, Jonathan. Condor’s Egg. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F33 L66 1994.


Miles, Victoria. Bald Eaglets. Victoria, B.C.; Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers, 1995. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F32 M54, 1995.


Miles, Victoria. Spotted Owlets. Victoria, B.C.; Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers, 1993. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S83 M55, 1993.


Moncure, Jane Belk. Life Cycles: The Singing Mailbox. Chicago, IL: Children’s Press, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL696 .P287 M66 1990.


Okimoto, Jean Davies. No, Dear, Not Here: The Marbled Murrelets’ Quest for a Nest in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 1995. Biodiv Juv PZ10.3 .O344 No 1995.


Oppenheim, Joanne. Have You Seen Birds? New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1987. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .O61 1987.


Pallotta, Jerry. Bird Alphabet Book. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .P35 1989.


Parry-Jones, Jemima. Amazing Birds of Prey. New York: Knopf, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F3 P385 1992.


Parsons, Alexandra. Asombrosas Aves. Madrid: Editorial Bruño, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .P3718 1990.


Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Pelicans. New York: Clarion Books, 1992. Biodiv Juv QL696 .P47 P38 1992.


Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Where the Bald Eagles Gather. New York: Clarion Books, 1984. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F32 P37 1984.


Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Whooping Crane: A Comeback Story. New York: Clarion Books, 1988. Biodiv Juv QL696 .G84 P38 1988.


Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Wild Turkey, Tame Turkey. New York: Clarion Books, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL696 .G254 P38 1989.


Petty, Kate. Aves de Presa. Mexico: Fernàndez Editores, 1994. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F3 P4818 1994.


Royston, Angela. The Penguin. New York: Warwick Press, 1979. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 R69 1979.


Rius, María. Life in the Air. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, 1987. Biodiv Juv Q676.2 .R5813 1987.


Ryder, Joanne. Catching the Wind.  New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1989. Biodiv Juv PZ7 .R9752 Cat 1989.


Sattler, Helen Roney. The Book of Eagles. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F32 S28 1989.


Scott, Jack Denton. Swans. New York: Putnam, 1987. Biodiv Juv QL696 .A52 S28 1987.


Soutter-Perrot. Egg. Mankato, MN: Creative Education; Chicago: Distributed by Britannica, 1993. Biodiv Juv QL696 .P2475

B46 1993.


Stap, Don. Parrot Without a Name: The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth. New York: Knopf, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL689 .P5 S7 1990.


Taylor, Barbara. The Bird Atlas. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1993. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .T39 1993.


Thompson, David Hugh. The Penguin: Its Life Cycle. New York: Sterling Pub. Co., 1974. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 T47 1974.


Vessel, Matthew F. and Herbert H. Wong. Introducing Our Western Birds. Palo Alto, CA: Fearon Publishers, 1965. Biodiv Juv QL676.2 .V48 1965.


Wexo, John Bonnett. Ducks, Geese and Swans. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL696 .A52 D83 1989.


Wexo, John Bonnett. Eagles. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1989. Biodiv Juv QL696 .F32 W49 1989.


Wexo, John Bonnett. Flyers. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1991. Biodiv Juv QE862 .P7 W48 1991.


Wexo, John Bonnett. Parrots. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1991. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 W49 1990.


Wexo, John Bonnett. Penguins. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1990. Biodiv Juv QL696 .S473 W42 1990.


Willow, Diane. Dentro de la Selva Tropical. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 1993. Biodiv Juv QH541.5 .R27 W5518 1993.

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Amazing Birds of Prey. New York, NY: DK Vision, 1997. (30 min.) Pub QL696 .F3 .A42 1997.


Bird. London: Dorling Kindersley Vision: BBC Lionheart Television, 1994. (35 min.) Pub QL673 .B56 1994.


Emperors of Antarctica. Golden Bay, N.Z.: Wild South, 1992. (53 min.) Biodiv QL696 .S473 E46 1992.


Flight. New York, NY: DK Vision, 1997 (35 min.) Pub QP310 .F5 F55 1997.


The Life of Birds. [Bristol, England?]: BBC Video; Beverly Hills, CA: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor], c1999. Pub QL698.3 .L53 1999 vols. 1-5.


Owls Up Close. Carrboro, NC: Nature Science Network, 1991. (55 min.) Pub QL696 .S8 O94 1991.


Peregrine Falcon: Recovery on the Horizon. San Ramon, CA: Pacific Gas & Electric, Technical & Ecological Services, 1989. (13 min.) Biodiv QL696 .F34 P47 1989.


Raptors, Birds of Prey. New York, NY: BFA Educational Media, c1991. Pub QL696 .F3 R368 1991.

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