Birds Lapbooks

In August Zippy and JD Boy each made their first lapbook. They each did one on birds.  We got this lapbook from In the Hands of a Child.

They also worked on learning about birds by completing a Feathered Friends Honor from the Adventurer Club. One of the things they did for that honor was to memorize the calls of ten different birds: Great Horned Owl, American Robin, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, Herring Gull, Ringed-billed Gull, American Crow, Common Raven, California Quail, Mallard and Steller’s Jay. (Oh, that makes eleven.) We learned these sounds at enature.com and from listening to birds around our house.

This first set of pictures is from my five-year-old’s Bird lapbook. We cut the photos out of Wild Animal Baby magazines for his front and back covers.

  Cover:
Bryant's Lapbook Cover
  Back Cover—a pocket for a puzzle:
Bryant's Back Cover -- pocket for puzzle
Inside of bird lapbook:
Bryant's Bird Lapbook
  list of birds identified at our feeders:
Bryant's Bird Feeder List

See more pictures of John Deere Boy’s Bird Lapbook

Here is my 8-year-old’s lapbook. Her cover was cut out of National Geographic Magazine.

  lapbook cover:

Inside of her bird lapbook:
Zippys's Bird Lapbook

See more pictures of Zippy’s Bird Lapbook.

Zippy also started a life bird list in April. Below is her bird list as of today (10/29/08). She is also working on completing the Bird Honor from Pathfinders.

Zippy’s Life Bird List

Date   Bird Location
4/4/08   Black-Capped Chickadee Backyard Birdfeeder
4/4/08   Chestnut Backed Chickadee Backyard Birdfeeder
4/4/08   American Robin In grass/backyard
4/4/08   Nuthatch Backyard Birdfeeder
4/4/08   Spotted Towhee In grass/backyard
4/4/08   Dark-eyed Junco Backyard Birdfeeder
4/5/08   Gadwall Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Mallard Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Marsh Wren Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Red-winged Blackbird Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Canada Goose Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Common Raven Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Blue Heron Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/5/08   Gold Finch Mill Creek, WA, Northcreek Swamp
4/7/08   Varied Thrush In grass/backyard
6/3/08   Pigeon Maple Valley Hwy./Close to bridge/on electric lines
6/15/08   Harry Woodpecker Backyard Birdfeeder/Suet
6/18/08   Western Bluebird, Family Grandma’s Backyard/In birdhouse
6/18/08   Cedar Waxwing Grandma’s Backyard in bushes and trees
6/18/08   Tree Swallow Grandma’s Backyard
6/18/08   Gray Cat Bird Grandma’s Backyard
6/20/08   Mourning Dove Grandma’s Backyard
6/25/08   Black-headed Grosbeak Backyard Birdfeeder
6/28/08   American Crow Forrested Campsight around picnic table
7/1/08   Bald Eagle Issaquah-Hobart Road/Wooded Valley
7/2/08   Song Sparrow Backyard Birdfeeder
7/2/08   Northern Flicker Backyard Birdfeeder/Suet
7/3/08   Immature Spotted Towhee Back Porch/Under Birdfeeder
7/3/08   Steller Jay Backyard Birdfeeder
7/11/08   Magpie Yakima, somebody’s yard
7/12/08   Western Kingbird Electric line, open area close to Lake Rosevelt
7/12/08   Housefinch Grandma’s Backyard
7/12/08   Turkey Vulture Fields in Eastern Washington
7/19/08   Gray Jay Camping near Mt. Ranier
7/24/08   Pileated Woodpecker On Douglas Fir in Frontyard
8/9/08   Cormorant Deception Pass/Pacific Ocean
8/9/08   Red Tailed Hawk Deception Pass
8/9/08   Herring Gull Deception Pass
8/20/08   Belted Kingfisher On telephone wire in Central Oklahoma
8/20/08   Great Horned Owl In tree in Central OK
8/21/08   Cattle Egrets Field in Southwest Kansas
8/21/08   Great-tailed Grackle Parking lot in Derby, Kansas
8/25/08   Great Egret By pond in Wichita, KS
8/28/08   White Breasted nuthatch At feeder in Gentry, AR
8/28/08   Cardinal At feeder in Gentry, AR
8/29/08   Green Heron Creek behind Rahm’s house, Gentry, AR
9/1/08   Scissor Tail Flycatcher Trees in Rahm’s yard, Gentry, AR
9/1/08   Eastern Bluebird Gate by the road, Gentry, AR
9/1/08   Eastern Kingbird On telephone wire, Gentry, AR

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