Ever since we started using a Charlotte Mason method for school a couple of years ago and introduced nature study to our days, my son has been intrigued by birds. All of the kids have, really, but my eldest the most.
One of my favourite homeschooling memories from last year was him sitting outside with our bird book that plays different bird calls, watching the black-capped chickadees swooping all around him, and him exclaiming “Now THIS is school!”
We made several trips to the local bird sanctuary last spring, summer, and autumn.
Our bird feeder broke in the fall and I just now got around to replacing it. To our delight, the birds have found it quickly and we’ve had several birds already that we never saw at our feeder last year!
Tobi’s really excited and he’s made a goal for how many different birds he wants to see and identify this year; 30 different is what he’s aiming for.
So here’s our list so far, only from what we’ve seen since we’ve started this week, which so far has only been at our feeder.
- Pine siskin
- Purple finch
- White-breasted nuthatch
- Black-capped chickadee
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Downy woodpecker
I’ll update periodically as we add to our list!