Birding continues to be a favorite outdoor activity for all ages. And I have noticed lots of kids becoming interested in birds and birding!
So this page is focused on tools and resources to help Kids learn and go Birding!
Join the Kids Birding Club
Holy City Birding now offers the Kids Birding Club!
The Kids Birding Club teaches kids a new bird each month and encourages kids to get outside to look and listen for birds.
-A new Bird Patch every month
-Youth Hat with Velcro to wear the Patches!
-New Birding Challenge card every month
-Quick fact card about the featured bird
-Earn a Bird Badge Patch every 2 months!
(Kids Birding kits ship every month)
*First month ships by December 20th
Use Coupon Code KIDS for a $20 discount on 12 month purchase
Kid's Birding tools and resources
Below are tools that will help kids find, identify and learn about birds!
Birding Guide Book
There are many great bird identification guides including Sibley, Crossley and Peterson books. I recently found Stan Tekiela's Kid's Bird Guide books. Stan has written a book for most states! The books are easy to navigate and provide a simple format easy for kids to read and understand.
Learn about Birds
The Children's book of Birdwatching is a wonderful resource to learn about birds. The book includes great information about the science of birds, what they eat, where they nest, and projects you can do to attract them to your yard.
There are so many different binoculars to choose from for any age or application. I recommend the new Bantam HD Youth 6.5x32 binoculars from Vortex.
Vortex is a quality optics brand and their products have a
lifetime warranty! *Amazon has theses binoculars on sale!
Attract Birds to your yard
Attract birds to your backyard with bird feeders, nest boxes and water features. DIY is a great way to get started especially with ideas from the Children's Book of Birdwatching. One of my favorite places to visit for backyard bird feeding is Wild Birds Unlimited. They have a fantastic selection of bird products and an educated staff to help you attract birds to
Merlin ID App
Merlin ID App is an incredible app that helps you identify and learn about birds! The app helps you identify a bird by photo, sound or by entering some simple details like size, color, habitat. It also has a free global bird guide with photos, sounds, maps, and more.
Explore the Bird Academy!
They have games for kids of different ages to learn all about birds. Play games that explore flight, song, dance, feathers, and so much more.
(They also have great learning tools for adults!)