WOOD THRUSH, Song Thrush, Wood Robin, Bell Bird – Birds for Kids

WOOD THRUSH, Song Thrush, Wood Robin, Bell Bird – Birds for...

Much more shy and reserved than the social, democratic robin is his cousin the wood thrush, whom, perhaps, you more frequently hear than see.

10 MARSH WREN

MARSH WREN – Birds for Kids

Hidden among the tall grasses and reeds along the creeks and rivers, lives the long-billed marsh wren, a nervous, active little creature that you know at a glance.

02 Birds for Kids LEAST SANDPIPER

Birds for Kids – LEAST SANDPIPER

Birds for Kids - LEAST SANDPIPER - excerpt from the book "Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje  Blanchan

WARBLING VIREO – Birds for Kids

WARBLING VIREO – Birds for Kids

High up in the top of elms and maples that line village streets where the red-eyed vireo loves to hunt, even among the trees of so busy a thoroughfare as Boston Common,

WHIP-POOR-WILL BIRD – Birds for Kids

WHIP-POOR-WILL BIRD – Birds for Kids

A queer, shadowy bird, that sleeps all day in the dense wood and flies about through open country after dark as softly as an owl, would be difficult for any child to know were it not for the weird, snappy triplets of notes that tell his name. Every one knows him far better by sound than by sight.

16 American Redstart

Redstart bird – Birds for Kids

When this exquisite little warbler flashes his brilliant salmon flame and black feathers among the trees, darting hither and thither,

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT – Birds for Kids

"Now he barks like a puppy, then quacks like a duck, then rattles like a kingfisher, then squalls like a fox, then caws like a crow, then mews like a cat—C-r-r-r-r-r-whrr—that's it—Chee-quack,

WOOD PEWEE BIRD – Birds for Kids

WOOD PEWEE BIRD – Birds for Kids

When you have been wandering through the summer woods did you ever, like Trowbridge, sit down

CANADA GOOSE – Birds for Kids

CANADA GOOSE – Birds for Kids

CANADA GOOSE - Birds for Kids - excerpt from the book "Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje  Blanchan

BOB-WHITE Bird, Partridge bird – Birds for Kids

BOB-WHITE Bird, Partridge bird – Birds for Kids

BOB-WHITE Bird, Partridge bird -  What a cheerful contrast is Bob White's clear, staccato whistle to the drawing coo of the amorous dove! Character is often expressed in a bird's voice as well as in ours.

PURPLE GRACKLE and BRONZED GRACKLE – Birds for Kids

PURPLE GRACKLE and BRONZED GRACKLE – Birds for Kids

PURPLE GRACKLE and BRONZED GRACKLE. You probably know either one of our two crow blackbirds, similar in size and habits, one with purplish,

CHIMNEY SWIFT – Birds for Kids

CHIMNEY SWIFT – Birds for Kids

There are some children, and grown-ups, too, who persist in calling this bird the chimney swallow, although it is not even remotely related to the swallow family, and its life history, as well as its anatomy, are quite different from a swallow's, as you shall see.

11 Chipping Sparrow

CHIPPING SPARROW – Birds for Kids

This summer a pair of the sociable, friendly little chippies—the smallest members of their clan—decided that they would build in a little boxwood tree on the verandah of our house next to the front door through which members of the family passed every hour of the day.

SWAMP SPARROW – Birds for Kids

SWAMP SPARROW – Birds for Kids

Where rails thread their way among the rushes, and red-winged blackbirds, marsh wrens, and Maryland yellow-throats like to live, there listen for the tweet-tweet-tweet of the swamp sparrow.

06 Song Sparrow

SONG SPARROW – Birds for Kids

This is most children's favourite bird: is it yours?

CATBIRD – Birds for Kids

CATBIRD – Birds for Kids

Slim, lithe, elegant, dainty, the catbird, as he runs lightly over the lawn or hunts among the shrubbery, appears to be a fine gentleman among his kind—a sort of Beau Brummel in smooth, gray feathers who has preened and prinked until his toilet is quite faultless.

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow – Birds for Kids

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow – Birds for Kids

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow - Do you own a cuckoo clock with a little bird inside that flies out of a door every hour and tells you the time? Except when it is time to go to school or to bed you are doubtless amused to hear him hiccough cuckoo, cuckoo, the mechanical notes that tell his name.

RUFFED GROUSE – Birds for Kids

RUFFED GROUSE – Birds for Kids

RUFFED GROUSE - Bob-white and ruffed grouse are the fife and drum corps of the woods. That some birds are wonderful musicians everybody knows. No other orchestra contains a member who can drum without a drum.

12 American Tree Sparrow

TREE SPARROW – Birds for Kids

When the friendly little chippy leaves us in autumn, this similar but larger sparrow cousin comes into the United States from the North,

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Called also: Black-winged Yellow-bird; Thistle Bird; Lettuce Bird; Wild Canary.