Although we are in the heart of the suburbs our neighborhood is close to a large park as well as a greenway and river so we see many types of birds from our own backyard. Every spring a mama wren builds a nest in one of the ferns hanging on our front porch and just yesterday at soccer practice I saw a red-winged blackbird. Sometimes, though, we’ll spot a bird that we’re not familiar with.
We received a review copy of the new National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America and it is such an easy-to-follow guide to birding. There’s even more complementary content available online (including audio of each of the book’s 150 birds’ songs and calls) at nationalgeographic.com/birding. My girls are both at the age where they are starting to write reports and do small presentations for school and I know this guide will be a great resource for school work. It’s broken up with interesting facts about birds, such as how long birds live and why some birds flock together. Plus your kid will be able to list future ornithologist on their list of potential careers.
We’re already fans of National Geographic at our house. Both my girls love to play Animal Jam through National Geographic Kids online and we’ve reviewed the National Geographic Kids Almanac two years in a row, which I also highly recommend. These are great resources for making science (and learning) fun for your kids…and parents, too!
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America is on sale at Amazon for just $12.89 and is jam packed with 256 pages of information, colorful photographs (150 to be exact) and illustrations. It would make a great addition to your family library!
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