Bird at a feeder resources
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- Compare and contrast the various nests made by the birds featured in the videos.
- Which nests are well constructed? Poorly constructed?
- What are the nests made of?
- In almost all birds featured both parents help take care of the young. Which species does only one parent look after the young birds?
- Which baby birds are precocial?
- Which baby birds are altrical? What evidence can you site from the video clips?
- What evidence can you spot in the videos of birds using man-made material in their nests?
- How do the various locations of the nests help protect the young birds from predators?
- What weather conditions might affect the success of the nesters?
- Which birds nest in colonies?
- Which birds nest in their own territories?
Citizen Science and Bird Feeders
Bird Studies Canada’s website: http://www.birdscanada.org/ is well worth a visit. It offers ideas that can be very useful in the classroom and Project Feeder Watch http://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/pfw/ is an example of Citizen Science that your students and classes can get involved with both at home and on our TRC website “bird cam”.
Bird Studies Canada
P.O. Box 160, 115 Front Street
Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
1-888-448-2473 / 519-586-3531
Fax: (519) 586-3532
The Riverwood Conservancy hosts and maintains a Birdcam which is a live feed. The videos of birds feeding at a feeder were taken using this feeder location. You can augment these videos by having your students view the live Birdcam at http://www.theriverwoodconservancy.org/index.php/watch-our-live-birdcam .
Questions: Birds At A Feeder
- Which birds come to the feeder?
- Which birds are the most frequent visitors to the feeder?
- Which birds are the least frequent visitors to the feeders?
- Make a list of the birds that come to the feeder and classify them as follows:
- What conclusions can you draw from this chart?
- What sort of feeder do the birds go to? Sunflower seeds? Suet? Both?
- What do birds do once they leave the feeder?
- Which birds are more tolerant of people?
- What do the birds when danger is spotted? (You will need to watch the live feed to see this happen as it is fairly rare.)
Supporting Birds at Feeder Videos: