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Barbara J. Feldman

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Dear Reader,

Today is National Puppy Day! Here are some recommended website resources: Dogs and Puppies, and here we have Dog and Puppy Coloring pages.

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Barbara J. Feldman
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Quick Links to Printables

Bird Feeding Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/bird_feeding.pdf

Bird Feeding Wikipedia Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Wiki/wiki-bird-feeding.pdf

Bird Watching Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/birds.pdf

Animal Cams Printable
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/animalcams.pdf


Bird Feeding
https://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/bird-feeding/

Bird Feeding

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
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/browse/topic/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 (from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology) provides terrific advice on choosing a bird feeder, types of bird seed, and where to place your feeder. For teacher resources, search for "curriculum" in the search box near the top of the page.

Audubon: Bird Feeding Basics
http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/bird_feeding/

Although birdseed and suet provide 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."

Birds & Blooms: DIY Bird Feeders
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/backyard-projects/diy-bird-feeder/

Birds & Blooms (from the bird and garden print magazine of the same name) presents twenty-seven fun bird feeders you can make with your kids/ Here's a short list of some the imaginative materials used : a coffee cup and saucer, a glass soda bottle, a muffin tin, a pie tin, PVC pipe, silverware, an embroidery hoop, and a tin can.

The Humane Society: Feeding Your Backyard Birds
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/feeding_birds.html

Visit this Humane Society page for answers to commonly asked questions about feeding your backyard birds. "Should I feed birds year-round? It's not necessary. Bird feeding is most helpful at times when birds need the most energy, such as during temperature extremes, migration, and in late winter or early spring, when natural seed sources are depleted."

Wild Birds Unlimited: Educational Resources
https://www.wbu.com/get-started/

The Wild Birds Unlimited website has a huge educational section that includes information on bird feeding, bird species, bird behavior (such as bathing, courtship and migration), choosing binoculars, and creating a wildlife habitat in your backyard. You'll find bird-related Kid Activities listed under the main menu item "Get Close to Nature".

Honorable Mentions

Dinner? It's For the Birds!
http://osweb.com/kidzkorner/feeder.htm

Tips for Better Bird Feeding
https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/learn/feeding/dodont.php

Crafts for Kids: Recycled Bird Feeder
http://playfullearning.net/2013/08/crafts-for-kids-recycled-bird-feeder/

Backyard Birding
http://baltimorebirdclub.org/by/backyard.html

Related Games

Bird Coloring Pages
https://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/animals/bird/

Bird Games
https://www.surfnetkids.com/games/animal-games/bird/


Related Videos

Bird Feeding Basics
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/767/bird-feeding-basics/

Bird Watching: Bird Feeding
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/766/bird-watching-bird-feeding/

How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/766/bird-watching-bird-feeding/

How to Make a Simple Bird Feeder
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/4598/make-simple-bird-feeder/

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Quote of the Week

"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corn cribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." ~~ Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird". There are more quotes from "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the Harper Lee page at Lightafire.com.

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