01 Semipalmated Plover

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER – Birds Information for Kids

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER - Birds Information for Kids - excerpt from the book "Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje  Blanchan

House Sparrow – Birds for Kids

House Sparrow – Birds for Kids

Is there a boy or girl in America who does not already know this saucy, keen-witted little gamin who thrives where other birds would starve;

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.

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.

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,

05 Great Blue Heron

GREAT BLUE HERON – Birds for Kids

GREAT BLUE HERON - Birds for Kids - excerpt from the book "Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje  Blanchan

FIELD SPARROW – Birds for Kids

FIELD SPARROW – Birds for Kids

While the neighbourly song sparrow and the swamp sparrow delight to be near water,

RED-BREASTED GROSBEAK – Birds for Kids

RED-BREASTED GROSBEAK – Birds for Kids

Among birds, as among humans, it is the father who lends his name to the family, however difficult it may be to know the mother and children by it.

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,

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,

TREE SWALLOW (White-breasted Swallow) – Birds for Kids

TREE SWALLOW (White-breasted Swallow) – Birds for Kids

Probably this is the most abundant swallow that we have; certainly countless numbers assemble every year in the Long Island and Jersey marshes,

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.

03 Birds for Kids SPOTTED SANDPIPER

Birds for Kids – SPOTTED SANDPIPER

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

TOWHEE BIRD – Birds for Kids

TOWHEE BIRD – Birds for Kids

From their hunting-ground in the blackberry tangle and bushes that border a neighbouring wood, a family of chewinks sally forth boldly to my piazza floor to pick up seed from the canary's cage,

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,

01 Whitethroated sparrow

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW – Birds for Kids

"What's in a name?" Our English cousins over the border are quite sure they hear this sparrow sing the praises of Swee-e-et Can-a-da, Can-a-da, Can-a-da-ah,