It’s that time of year again for birders of all skill levels: the Christmas Bird Count has begun! There is still time to sign up for a one-day count happening now through January 6th. Go to Audubon’s website to find out more about this easy citizen science project for the whole family!
Whether you take part in this year’s Christmas Bird Count or not, birding is a great way to encourage kids to tune in to the natural world. Birds are everywhere, from cities to suburbs. And we have the perfect series to introduce young children (ages 5-9) to the joys of seeking, spotting, and identifying wild birds.
The BLUES Go Birding series features five cartoon bluebirds with spunky personalities. In The BLUES Go Birding Across America, Eggbert, Sammi, and the rest of the BLUES launch a cross-country journey to discover an amazing variety of birds—from the eagle in Alaska, to the woodpecker in Michigan, to the mockingbird in Georgia.
More than just a fun and imaginative travelogue—The BLUES Go Birding Across America is also a young person’s primer to birdwatching, including Eggbert’s helpful birding tips! Co-written by Dawn’s very own avid birder and editorial director Carol Malnor, this goofy picture picture book is a delightful way to introduce young children to birds and birding.
In this volume, the Bird X-Games are coming soon. Sammi, the sportster, is determined to enter. “But I don’t have a clue what to do,” she worries. In her quest, Sammi and the other BLUES travel the globe to see the most “extreme” birds—the fastest-moving, longest migrating, and deepest-diving. In the process, they discover that they have become X-treme themselves—at birding!
The entire series is 50% off when you purchase the books from our website. Enjoy!