Mutlcolib Homework Center Picks: Learn a little bird language

Look Up!
Look Up! Bird-watching in your Own Backyard By Cate, Annette Book - 2013 j 598.07234 C3579L 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:You don't have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter where you live, they're in your neighborhood -- just look up. This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around.

Pale Male
Pale Male Citizen Hawk of New York City By Schulman, Janet Book - 2008 j 598.944 S386p 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A red tail hawk and his mate build their nest near the top of a Fifth Avenue apartment building and bird watchers gather hoping to see the chicks in the nest.

Moonbird A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95 By Hoose, Phillip M. Book - 2012 j 598.33 H7892m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:B95 can feel it: a stirring in his bones and feathers. It's time. Today is the day he will once again cast himself into the air, spiral upward into the clouds, and bank into the wind. It's a long way to the other end of the earth, but he's done it before.

An Egg Is Quiet
An Egg Is Quiet By Aston, Dianna Hutts Book - 2006 j 591.4 A856e 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:An egg is... so many things. Aston uses a very brief primary text to describe the basic characteristics of eggs--they are quiet, warm, shapely. A second level of information is conveyed through additional details provided in small print and in the accompanying ink and watercolor illustrations. -

Raptor! A Kid's Guide to Birds of Prey By Laubach, Christyna M. Book - 2002 j 598.9 L366r 2002 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:You might know the birds in the park are pigeons, but raptors don't hang around as much. Learn about the types of raptors that are out there and what they are like.

What the Robin Knows
What the Robin Knows How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World By Young, Jon Book - 2012 598.8 Y736w 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 8 on 10 copies

Annotation:Learn about bird communication and how to maintain a non-threatening presence in natural environments. Discover the sounds and behaviors that reflect various bird warnings, feelings, and messages.

Birdsongs of the Pacific Northwest
Birdsongs of the Pacific Northwest By Stewart, Martyn Audiobook CD - 2006 CD- 598.1594 S851b Available in some locations

Annotation:We all have something to say and that holds true for birds as well. Listen to birdsongs with this audiobook and learn what birds you can meet here in the Pacific Northwest

On the Wing
On the Wing American Birds in Migration By Lerner, Carol Book - 2001 j 598.156 L616o 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:As fall approaches, the birds of summer vanish from our yards and woodlands. Have you ever wondered where they go in winter? How they know when it is time to leave? And how they find their way to winterhomes and back again without a compass or a map? Through her clear and well-researched text, naturalist Carol Lerner explores the migratory patterns of our American birds.

Field Trips
Field Trips Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Shore Walking, Bird-watching With Jim Arnosky By Arnosky, Jim Book - 2002 j 508 A763f 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:With Jim Arnosky as your guide, an ordinary hike becomes an eye-opening experience. He'll help you spot a hawk soaring far overhead and note the details of a dragonfly up close. He enthusiastically shares a wealth of tips, including clues for identifying certain plants and animals and hints for sharpening observational skills.

Bright Wings
Bright Wings An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds Book - 2010 821 B855 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries.

Bateman's Backyard Birds
Bateman's Backyard Birds By Bateman, Robert Book - 2005 j 598 B328b 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Canadian wildlife artist Bateman offers an engaging introduction to birds and birding in a handsome, large-format book illustrated with his paintings.

Bird Talk
Bird Talk What Birds Are Saying and Why By Judge, Lita Book - 2012 j 598.1594 J926b 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:An illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the funny, fascinating things that bird do.


Bird watching can be as close as your backyard or as far away as the North Pole. Learn about hawks in the city, the longest round trip you can take and what birds are saying that goes way beyond tweet.

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