Mutlcolib Homework Center Picks: Learn a little bird language
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.
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.
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.
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. -
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.