Bird-Watching Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Stopwatch Bird Activity

How long does it take the average bird to go from land to air? It depends on the bird, but you can do your own personal study to find out more. Take your stopwatch outside to your favorite bird sanctuary.

What You'll Need:

  • Stopwatch
  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen

The instant you see a bird take off, hit the "start" button. Stop timing when the bird reaches clear sky. Make a note of the time you've logged and the kind of bird that set that pace.


Now search for another kind of bird and repeat the process. When you compare notes, you'll be amazed by the individual start-to-finish potential of different birds.

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