01 KILLDEER Bird Birds Information for Kids

KILLDEER Bird – Birds Information for Kids

KILLDEER Bird - Birds Information for Kids - excerpt from the book "Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje  Blanchan
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, Hen Hawk, Chicken Hawk, Winter Hawk – Birds for Kids

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, Hen Hawk, Chicken Hawk, Winter Hawk – Birds for...

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, Hen Hawk, Chicken Hawk, Winter Hawk -  Let any one say "Hawk" to the average farmer and he looks for his gun.

07 RUBY CROWNED KINGLET

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET – Birds for Kids

Count that a red-letter day on your calendar when first you see either this tiny, dainty sprite, or his next of kin, the golden-crowned kinglet, fluttering, twinkling about the evergreens.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER – Birds for Kids

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - Birds for Kids - This woodpecker I am sorry to introduce to you as the black sheep of his family, with scarcely a friend to speak a good word for him.

Indigo Bunting Bird (Indigo-bird) – Birds for Kids

Indigo Bunting Bird (Indigo-bird) – Birds for Kids

Every child knows the bluebird, possibly the kingfisher and the blue jay, too, but there is only one other bird with blue feathers,

Bee Martin Bird – (KINGBIRD) – Birds for Kids

Bee Martin Bird – (KINGBIRD) – Birds for Kids

KINGBIRD (Bee Martin). In spite of his scientific name, which has branded him the tyrant of tyrants, the kingbird is by no means a bully.

YELLOW-THROATED VIREO – Birds for Kids

YELLOW-THROATED VIREO – Birds for Kids

In a family not conspicuous for its fine feathers, this is certainly the beauty.

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

06 WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH – Birds for Kids

When it comes to acrobatic performances in the trees, neither the chickadee nor the titmouse can rival their relatives, the little bluish gray nuthatches.

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.

RED-TAILED HAWK, Chicken Hawk, Red Hawk – Birds for Kids

RED-TAILED HAWK, Chicken Hawk, Red Hawk – Birds for Kids

RED-TAILED HAWK, Chicken Hawk, Red Hawk -  This larger relative of the red-shouldered hawk (the female red-tail measures nearly two feet in length) shares with it the hatred of all but the most enlightened farmers.

BANK SWALLOW (Sand Martin; Sand Swallow) – Birds for Kids

BANK SWALLOW (Sand Martin; Sand Swallow) – Birds for Kids

Perhaps you have seen a sand bank somewhere, probably near a river or pond, where the side of the bank was filled with holes as if a small cannon had been trained against it as a target.

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.

WHITE-EYED VIREO – Birds for Kids

WHITE-EYED VIREO – Birds for Kids

It is not often that you can get close enough to any bird to see the white of his eyes, but the brighter olive green of this vivacious little white-eyed vireo's upper parts,

07 American Bittern

AMERICAN BITTERN, Stake-driver, Booming Bittern, Indian Hen – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN BITTERN, Stake-driver, Booming Bittern, Indian Hen - Birds for Kids - excerpt from the book "Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje  Blanchan

CLIFF SWALLOW – Birds for Kids

CLIFF SWALLOW – Birds for Kids

More than any other bird family, the swallows are becoming increasingly dependent for shelter upon man, at least when they are nesting;

Junco Bird (Slate-coloured Snow-bird) – Birds for Kids

Junco Bird (Slate-coloured Snow-bird) – Birds for Kids

When the skies are leaden and the first flurries of snow warn us that winter is near, flocks of juncos, that reflect the leaden skies on their backs,

COWBIRD – Birds for Kids

This contemptible bird every child should know if for no better reason than to despise it.

MEADOWLARK BIRD – Birds for Kids

MEADOWLARK BIRD – Birds for Kids

MEADOWLARK BIRD. Every farmer's boy knows his father's friend, the meadowlark, the brownish, mottled bird, larger than a robin, with a lovely yellow breast and black crescent on it, that keeps well hidden in the grass of the meadows or grain fields.

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole) – Birds for Kids

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole) – Birds for Kids

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole). A flash of flame among the tender young spring foliage; a rich, high, whistled song from the blossoming cherry trees, and every child knows that the sociable Baltimore oriole has just returned from Central America.