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This generously illustrated, full-color book engages young nature enthusiasts in exploring the world of birds. Kids learn that birds can be seen almost anywhere: in city parks and streets, zoos, farms, and backyards. Using qTry This, q qLook For, q and qListen Forq prompts, Birdology promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills, and nature literacy. Kids observe the diversity of shapes, colors, patterns, and behavior of birds; listen for their songs and the clap of wings; make a juice-box feeder; plant flowers that attract hummingbirds; start a birding journal and sketchbook; and much more. Other topics presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include migration, nesting, food, territories, and conservation and preservation. Extensive resources include a glossary, bird orders and scientific names, bird and wildlife organizations, and qTeacher Topicsq to initiate classroom discussion and investigation. Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children's nature books including Chilly Creatures, Amazing Insects, Watching Nature, and Tree Almanac. She wrote the qNature Notesq column for southern Maine's Sun Chronicle for many years. She is an experienced birdwatcher and a founding member of the Maine Entomological Society. Kevin Byron is a photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife, and ship images and whose work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers including Watching Nature, BirdScope magazine, the New York Times, and the Kennebunk Post. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.Lizards are hunted by the Swainsona#39;s hawk too, although it usually hunts mice, gophers, voles, and even grasshoppers. ... An osprey can briefly hover over the water before it spots a fish and dives. ... Lots of Mice. Kestrels eat many mice, but owls hunt for rodents also. Most owls are nocturnal (active during the night), but theanbsp;...

Author:Monica Russo, Kevin Byron
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2015-01-01


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