The third book in the Backpack Explorer series from the Editors of Storey Publishing invites budding naturalists to head outside for a walk -- in the woods, a park, or right in their backyard -- to spot feathered friends. Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch
leads kids aged 4 and up through the basics of birding, from identifying common birds to learning about habitat and migration and listening for bird songs. The pages are packed with prompts and activities, including 12 interactive field guides (for common birds, nests, eggs, tracks, and more), sensory scavenger hunts, activities such as building a bird nest, matching games, and simple discovery zone pages about food chains and the life cycle of birds. Equipped with a real magnifying glass, stickers, and a birding log for recording sightings and encounters, this book is the perfect take-along for any nature adventure.
Also available in this series: Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk
and Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail.
About the Author
Storey Publishing, located in North Adams, Massachusetts, specializes in books on natural health and wellness, farming and sustainable living, food, gardening, crafts, nature and outdoor living, and children's activity books.
Oana Befort is a Romanian-born graphic artist, freelance illustrator, wife and mother of two based in the Midwest. Her mixed media illustrations are inspired by the natural world, her love of flora and fauna, folk motifs, nostalgia, sunlight and everyday life. When not drawing away, she can likely be found playing with her two young children, cooking homemade meals, walking through botanical gardens or art museums scavenging for new inspirations, going through the book sections of antique stores or caring for her plants.
Befort has contributed illustrations to the Magical Unicorn Society books.