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15 April 2014

The Burgess Bird Book - bird list

The kids, particularly Hero, love listening to Librivox recordings. We've heard Children of Odin many times now, and they're working on The Burgess Bird Book for Children again the past couple of days. It occurred to me that we could get some good Nature Study going on, and probably learn some bird calls with each chapter, which will be so rewarding when we get out into the park. So, to make that happen, I need a list of birds covered in each chapter. We're using Librovox, but Guttenberg also has a copy. Even if we don't look closely at all the birds, learning a few -or a bunch- will be fun when we're outside. I'm linking to All About Birds, and coloring sheets when I can find them, as well as likely-looking YouTube videos and other resources. I'm also making note of the times when we might expect to hear them in our area - the Upper Midwest. I also found this, which includes some ready-made copywork from the book (scroll well down the page).

It's also a pretty simple thing to set up an eBird account to track the birds you see, and not a lot more difficult to share checklists with several birders, so interested kids could have their own account; the privacy is easy to crank down and shield them from the public eye. We like to participate in eBird because it helps to collect data that the real scientists at Cornell use in studying birds.

The Burgess Bird Book for Children.

Chapter 1: Jenny Wren Arrives

Chapter 2: The Old Orchard Bully

Chapter 3: Jenny Has A Good Word For Some Sparrows

Chapter 4: Chippy, Sweetvoice, and Dotty

Chapter 5: Peter Learns Something He Hadn't Guessed

Chapter 6: An Old Friend In A New Home

Chapter 7: The Watchman of the Old Orchard

Chapter 8: Old Clothes and Old Houses

Chapter 9: Longbill and Teeter

Chapter 10: Redwing and Yellow Wing

Chapter 11: Drummers and Carpenters

Chapter 12: Some Unlikely Relatives

Chapter 13: More of the Blackbird Family

Chapter 14: Bob White and Carole the Meadowlark

Chapter 15: A Swallow and One Who Isn't

Chapter 16: A Robber in the Old Orchard

Chapter 17: More Robbers

Chapter 18: Some Homes in the Green Forest

Chapter 19: A Maker of Thunder and a Friend in Black
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Crow Blackbird

Chapter 20: A Fisherman Robbed
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle

Chapter 21: A Fishing Party
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Kingfisher

Chapter 22: Some Feathered Diggers
  • Bank Swallow
  • Sparrow Hawk

Chapter 23: Some Big Mouths
  • Nighthawk
  • Whip-poor-will
  • Chuck-wills-widow

Chapter 24: The Warblers Arrive
  • Redstart
  • Yellow Warbler

Chapter 25: Three Cousins Quite Unlike
  • Black and White Warbler
  • Maryland Yellow-throat
  • Yellow-breasted Chat

Chapter 26: Peter Gets a Lame Neck
  • Parula
  • Myrtle Warblers 
  • Magnolia Warbler

Chapter 27: A New Friend and an Old One
  • Cardinal
  • Catbird

Chapter 28: Peter Sees Rosebreast and Finds Redcoat
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Scarlet Tanager

Chapter 29: The Constant Singers
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo

Chapter 30: Jenny Wren's Cousins
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Mockingbird

Chapter 31: Voices of the Dusk
  • Wood Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Wilson's Thrush

Chapter 32: Peter Saves a Friend and Learns Something
  • Towhee
  • Indigo Bunting

Chapter 33: A Royal Dresser and a Late Nester
  • Purple Linnet
  • Goldfinch

Chapter 34: Mourner the Dove and Cuckoo
  • Mourning Dove
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Chapter 35: A Butcher and a Hummer
  • Shrike
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Chapter 36: A Stranger and a Dandy
  • English Starling
  • Cedar Waxwing

Chapter 37: Farewells and Welcomes
  • Chickadee

Chapter 38: Honker and Dippy Arrive
  • Canada Goose
  • Loon

Chapter 39: Peter Discovers Two Old Friends
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper

Chapter 40: Some Merry Seed-Eaters
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Junco

Chapter 41: More Friends Come With the Snow
  • Snow Bunting
  • Horned Lark

Chapter 42: Peter Learns Something About Spooky
  • Screech Owl

Chapter 43: Queer Feet and a Queerer Bill
  • Crossbill

Chapter 44: More Folks in Red
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Redpoll

Chapter 45: Peter Sees Two Terrible Feathered Hunters
  • Goshawk
  • Great Horned Owl

1 comment:

Dorine said...

That is a lot of birds!!! Have fun!


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