Birdwatching for kids is an amazing experience. Imagine giving them a field guide of local birds and a pair of binoculars and send them off to explore and find birds! What an amazing Scavenger Hunt game that would be! And now, imagine going through an owl pellets dissection together to discover the animal that a farm owl ate. Wow! Your little naturalists and ornithologists will have a field day with these
The 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is from February 17–20. Participants around the country tally the numbers and kinds of birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days. Their efforts as citizen-scientists help collect important data about wild bird populations. It’s a fun activity for kids and families it sounds like a fantastic reason for families to get outdoors and observe nature—and to read nature books together!
DON’T FORGET THAT WE HAVE AN AMAZING GIVEAWAY FROM DOWNTOWN BOOKWORKS GOING ON UNTIL FEB 23RD! CHECK IT OUT BELOW!
Bird Facts for Kids
We got an amazing kit with books that taught us many facts about birds for kids and adults, alike. The binoculars and the list of birds for kids made it easy to just head outside to explore. But our favorite was that taught us facts about owl pellets and we even got to dissect one!
Owl Pellet Dissection Kit
You can find your own in nature or you can order owl pellets. We love that ours came with a book, so we got to learn facts about owls, and owl pellets. It answered my children’s question, “Are owl pellets made to look like a fur ball or are they fur balls?” Haha! We discovered so much, just by reading about them. But the best part was actually dissecting the owl pellet after our birdwatching expedition!
Owl Pellets for Kids
Some friends we know have found a tree by their house where some owl live. They readily find owl pellets at the bottom of the tree. The ones we got are sterilized owl pellets, which means that we won’t have to worry about handling them and contracting bacteria or other things because, after all, there are dead animals in there! Also, you can get owl pellets from different kids of owls. Ours were barn owl pellets, so chances were that we’d find the skeleton of a rodent in the pellets. And we did, actually!
Free Activity Download
We have a file with several pages of activities and crafts that you can download for free to do with your family. They all relate to birdwatching and birds in general in one way of another. Check it out!
Here is a beautiful downloadable set of bird activities that you and your kids will love. Click on the link below to download.
Owl Pellets Dissection and Birdwatching for Kids Giveaway
And now, for the giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win! TWO (2) winners will receive a kit with all the four items described below. Once the giveaway ends on February 23rd, a winner will be picked at random and the prize will be mailed directly to their home. US Residents only, please. Must be 18 or older to enter. Have fun and “May the odds be ever in your favor!”