[Surfnetkids: 28 Jan 2010] Bird Feeding

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#1. January 27, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

This week I said a tearful goodbye to my seventeen-year daughter who is doing a study abroad high-school program in Israel for two months. And through my tears, I knew that it was important for me to let her know that even though I was crying, I still thought she was doing the right thing. Go, fly away little bird.

I’ll miss her bunches and bunches, but I let her go, because that’s what mothers do.

Your comments welcome at Just Because I Cry.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. Bird Feeding

by Barbara J. Feldman

Bird Feeding Printable (** for premium members only)

Because the cold winter months are the hardest for wild birds, February and March have been named National Bird Feeding Months by the National Bird-Feeding Society. You can help your local bird population by providing supplemental food, water and shelter, and start a fun, educational hobby at the same time.

All About Birds: Feeding Birds
“Bird feeding has been an American tradition since at least the times of Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau. It provides us with wonderful opportunities for close viewing of birds. It can also be good for birds.” All About Birds provides great advice on choosing a bird feeder, types of bird seed, and where to place your feeder. For science curriculum ideas, follow the Teach link listed under Get Involved on the main navigation menu. There you’ll find science activities, resources for teachers, and the BirdSleuth curriculum for classroom and homeschoolers.

Audubon: Bird Feeding Basics
Although birdseed and suet from feeders provides dietary supplement to more than 100 North American bird species, bird feeders also increase dangers such as window collisions, predators and disease. Audubon offers tips on safely attracting and feeding birds, maintaining a feeder and guarding against squirrels. “A recent study found that colliding with a window is the most common cause of bird death associated with feeders. To avoid such collisions, position feeders at least three feet from the window.”

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Project Feeder Watch
Project Feeder Watch is a winter survey of backyard birds. From November through early April, participants periodically count birds at their backyard feeders. “FeederWatch data help scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.” And there is still time to sign up for the 2009/2010 season, which ends on April 9. For $15 you’ll get a Research Kit with instructions, bird identification poster, bird feeding guide, and tally sheet.

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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Bird Feeding Printable
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