Let kids explore the great outdoors with an eye to the sky! With activities, games, and all the information a budding bird enthusiast could want, Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids is the perfect companion. The book starts by setting the scene: just what is birding and how can kids get involved? The authors then dive into photos and ID information for 20+ popular birds in the US, including range maps. The following chapters are split into indoor and outdoor activities all centered around birds and birding. Kids will learn how to form birding groups, build a simple birdhouse, and discover a wide range of activities and games to learn more about the birds in this book – and their own backyard. Everything found in these pages is the product of years of National Audubon Society expertise, so both adults and kids can be sure they're getting the best advice.
Elissa Wolfson has written and edited numerous environmental, botanical, ornithological, and veterinary publications. After graduating from Cornell University, she worked as an environmental educator for a decade, earned an MS degree, and transitioned into environmental journalism. Her clients include the National Audubon Society and Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology and College of Veterinary Medicine. She is former editor of E, The Environmental Magazine, and Cornell Plantations Magazine, current editor of Rationality and Society, author of 101 Cool Games for Cool Cats, and co-author of Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids, the Audubon Birdhouse Book, and the American Museum of Natural History: Pocket Birds of North America, Eastern and Western Regions.
Margaret A. Barker, a Chesapeake Bay–area writer and educator, grew up watching feeder birds in East Tennessee thanks to her bird-loving mother and grandmother. Covering environmental stories during a broadcast journalism career in the southeast, including at WGST, Atlanta, led to an MS degree via the Audubon Expedition Institute and an internship with Audubon’s Washington, DC, office. She managed the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch and later the Kids Growing Food school garden program for Cornell’s Department of Education. She writes for newspapers and magazines, and she is co-author of Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids, the Audubon Birdhouse Book, The FeederWatcher’s Guide to Bird Feeding, and Feeding Wild Birds in America.