Have you heard of the passenger pigeon? Or Carolina parakeet? Dawn is highlighting these extinct bird species, and comparing them to some species you might recognize, in today’s episode of Curious By Nature.
Remember how Dawn highlighted the differences between passenger pigeons and sidewalk pigeons? She showed us that a bird’s body and wing shape have a big impact on how it flies. Let’s explore this some more! Check out our facts of flight handout and try your hand at making paper airplanes based on birds. Download it here.
Go birding while contributing data to science, conservation, and education projects! Download the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird app to engage with the birds you find in your own neighborhood. Not only does the app help you to identify the birds you see with a checklist, but the data you upload to eBird helps document bird distribution, abundance, habitat use, and trends in population. Get outside and tell us what birds you see!