Review: Birdsis an Usborne Discovery internet-linked book. In addition to beautiful illustrations and interesting facts, most pages have at least one website to explore on the internet. Some sites are outdated, but there are many marvelous sites you can find through this book. Here are a few of them: http://math.math.sunysb.edu/~tony/birds/ This site links to many birdsong sites. Auditory clips from species all around the world are available, including some with sonograms and breeding maps. www.audubon.org is a huge site with links for birders, teachers, and student programs. www.zoomwhales.com/subjects/birds is an easy-to-navigate site with clear, large print (and pictures for young readers); great for kids. It has information about bird fossils, evolution, and the scientific debate about the link between dinosaurs and birds. There are several pages related to general bird topics such as feeding, nesting, and migration.
Other Information: Birds ($8.95 plus shipping) can be ordered through your local bookstore or check at www.amazon.com.
During the fall of 1994 my seventh to tenth grade students and their parents constructed a bird feeding station across the creek from our school. They used recycled lumber to build the station, complete with a covered bird blind. For five years we've participated in Cornell University's Classroom FeederWatch.