Bird-Watching Projects for Kids

Speedy Tweety Bird-Watching Project

The Speedy Tweety Bird-Watching Project will help you learn how fast different birds move.

What You'll Need:

  • Birds to watch
  • Stopwatch
  • Notebook
  • Pencil or pen

Are bigger birds faster birds? Are smaller birds in more danger? Are the answers as obvious as they seem? Study your neighborhood birds to find out.

Sit quietly somewhere that birds like to search for food, water, and shelter. Time exactly how long it takes each species to go from ground to treetop.

Keep careful notes. You may find that while bigger birds have stronger wings, they also have more weight to launch into flight. You may find that smaller birds beat their wings faster but rise no faster than their bigger, more powerful friends. You may discover that it depends entirely on the individual bird. But whatever you observe, you're sure to find the study is a real "tweet."

Find out more about your state bird with the next bird-watching project.

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