Bird Beak Game - Animal Jam Academy
Birds use their beaks in all kinds of ways! Did you know that some toucans have a beak that is larger than their body? Explore bird beaks with this fun and free download from Animal Jam Academy! Have fun and PLAY WILD!
Eye Color in Birds - 10,000 Birds
Two weeks ago I wrote a post entitled, “How do Birds get their Color?”. This got me thinking about eye color in birds. As humans we place exceptional value in the beauty of an individual’s eyes. Most of us will have heard the saying, “Eyes are the windows to the soul”. But besides the cosmetic value, the color of our eyes provides little other benefit to our lives. I have been wondering if it is the same with birds. Many birds have exceptional color but their eyes can be colorful too –…
Build a Bird's Nest
Lately Chuck and I have been going on a lot of nature walks. Typically after lunch or dinner we'll just walk around our neighborhood and fly our toy planes, or pick up random rocks and twigs on the sidewalk. Because Chuck loves collecting different objects, I thought it would be fun if we tried making something with the items that we found. This time, we tried our hand at making a bird's nest. Let's Build a Bird's Nest! Before we took our nature walk, we looked online for photos of birds'…
Which duck is which?
New Zealand is home to a wide variety of water birds, including many species of ducks. Most of these are endemic, but some have been introduced and a few have naturalised here.