Birds for Kids

   
 

This section offers a huge grade-leveled variety of integrated, interactive, bird-themed activities such as reading comprehension exercises, sentence surgeons, drag and drop bird classification exercises, bird identification quizzes, printable bird coloring sheets, word searches, and much more.

 

 


 

 

This section features profiles on a variety of raptors such as the Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon and several others. Can you find the bird of prey within this group that regularly feeds on skunks?

 

 

 


 

This section features profiles on more than 25 different birds such as the Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wood Thrush, and many other songbirds found throughout the United States. Can you find the songbird within this group that feeds on small birds and mammals and impales them on thorns or barbed wire?

   

This section features profiles on sixteen common birds easily seen in backyards including the American Robin, Cardinal, Song Sparrow, Goldfinch and more. Can you find the common backyard bird that is honored as the official bird of seven different states?

 

 


   

This section contains profiles of seven different North American woodpeckers including the Pileated, Red-headed, Red-bellied, Downy and more. Can you find the possibly extinct woodpeckers that was once referred to as the "Lord God Bird?"

 

 


 

   

This is an entire interactive section dedicated to perhaps the most famous members of the avian family: Penguins. This section contains profiles on eight different penguins, interactive activities, videos, and much more.

 


 

   

This section features profiles and video of six different exotic birds including the Beautiful Hyacinth Macaw, the Keel-billed Toucan, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and more.


 

   

 

This section features profiles and videos of seventeen different birds commonly found in and around water such as the Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, and many more. Can you find the water bird that leads intruders away from its nest by pretending it has a broken wing?

 


   

Enjoy birdwatching? Check out my newest site, vbirder.com, where you can “virtually” birdwatch for over 120 different species of North American birds. This is an ESSENTIAL site for science teachers in the eastern United States teaching bird units. Magnificent for class projects! 100% free for all to use and enjoy. Teachers – you can register and challenge your class to spot and identify all possible birds. Perfect for enrichment when kids are finished with other work.

 


   

 

This section features profiles of the official birds of all 50 states including the Eastern and Mountain Bluebird, Ruffed Grouse, Carolina Wren, Hermit Thrush and more. Can you find the only state birds that is named after a different state that the one that honors it?

 


   

 

This section is a link list of all 90 + birds profiled on MrNussbaum.com in alphabetical order.

 


   

This section celebrates the wonder of bird song and explains why and how birds sing. It also allows visitors to hear some of the most wondrous of all bird songs including those of the Wood Thrush, Common Loon, Mockingbird and others.

 

 

 


   

This section features a roll-over animation of bird anatomy. Simply scroll over the photograph and see the different parts of the bird illuminate.

 

 

 


   

This section features an online gallery celebrating the works of the famous (or infamous depending on your perspective) bird painter John J. Audubon as well as a link to his MrNussbaum.com biography.

 

 

 


   

This section is dedicated to the possibly extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker, which may (probably not) still persist in very small numbers in parts of the southeast or southern plains. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker was once the largest woodpecker in North America but habitat destruction decimated the population of the shy birds until they were all but gone by the mid-20th century.