Birds – Nature Study Using the Outdoor Hour Challenge

Here are my favorite bird resources!


The links above are Amazon affiliate links to resources I own and love!
Outdoor Hour Challenge Bird Nature Study Index of Challenges @handbookofnaturestudy


NOTE: If the challenge is included an ebook, it is noted directly after the challenge. If you have an Ultimate Membership, you will be able to pull up the ebook and print any notebook pages, coloring pages, or other printables for your nature study.


Handbook of Nature Study Ultimate Naturalist Library

Autumn Bird

Winter Bird and Migration – Winter ebook

Winter Birds – Winter Wednesday

Spring Bird Bird Song -  Spring ebook


American Dipper – Bird Set #1

Baltimore Oriole – Summer Nature Study Continues

Belted Kingfisher – Autumn Nature Study Continues

Catbird – Autumn 2015

Chickadee – More Nature Study Winter

Chicken – Autumn 2015

Clark’s Nutcracker – Bird Set #1

Common Raven – Forest Fun ebook

Crane- Bird Set #1

Egret – Bird Set #1

Flicker –Winter Nature Study Continues

Goose – Autumn ebook

Hawks - Autumn Nature Study Continues

Horned Lark – Bird Set #1

House Sparrow – More Nature Study Autumn

Hummingbirds and Nests – More Nature Study Summer

Magpie – Bird Set #1

Owl and Owl Pellets – Summer ebook

Owl Study and Free Printable Notebook Page

Pelican – Bird Set #1

QuailForest Fun ebook

Robin – More Nature Study Spring

Sandhill Crane – Bird Set #1

Sapsucker – Autumn 2015

Snipe – Bird Set #1


Swallows - Autumn 2015

Swan – Bird Set #1

Turkey – Autumn 2015

Western Tanager - Forest Fun Ebook


Bird Set ebook cover image

This collection of Outdoor Hour Challenges features an incredibly interesting group of birds: pelican, sandhill crane, Clark’s nutcracker, egret, American dipper, horned lark, magpie, swan, and snipe.

Here is a sample: OHC Bird Set 1 Sample


Learning About Birds 3D cover

This ebook is a collection of the Birds By Color series with custom notebooking pages, clear images, and lots of links and resources for you to use in your bird nature study. You can access this book by purchasing an Ultimate or Journey level membership here on the Handbook of Nature Study website.

If you don’t have a membership yet, I am offering a $5 off discount code that will be good towards your Ultimate Naturalist membership.

Discount Code: BIRDLOVER5

Learning About Birds ebook Bird List @handbookofnaturestudy

 Birds By Color

Red Birds – Robins, Cardinals, House Finches
Blue Birds – Jays and Bluebirds
Yellow Birds – Goldfinches and Meadowlarks
Hummingbirds – Flight
Brown Birds – House Sparrows, House Wrens, and mourning Doves
Black Birds – Crow, Red-Winged Blackbird, Starling, and Cowbird
Black and White Birds – Woodpecker, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Towhee
Gray Birds – Pigeon and Mockingbird

Misc. Bird Study Ideas

Wing and Tail Shape
Starting a Bird Life List – Free Printable
10 Ideas for Keeping a Bird Life List
Birding By Ear
Bird Study and Nature Table Printable
Bird Field Guide Cards Printable

Additional Links You May Find Helpful

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Handbook of Nature Study Members: Make sure to check out these newsletters from the archives for additional bird study ideas.

  • June 2011 – Know Your Own Backyard Bird study grid and notebook page.
  • August 2011 – Duck coloring page.
  • February 2012 – Birdfeeder treats. Bird book reviews. Sketching birds tips.
  • April 2012 – Sparrow coloring page.
  • August 2012 – Owl pellet dissection information.
  • February 2013 – My Birdfeeder Journal notebook page. Bird study grids.
  • November 2013 – Woodpecker coloring page.
  • February 2014 – Bird count printable. My Birdfeeder Journal notebook page.
  • January 2015 – Goose coloring page.
  • February 2015 – Cardinal coloring page.
  • April 2015 – Blackbird coloring page.
  • January 2016 – Starling Bird Study notebook page. Bird Life List printable.
  • July 2017 – Learning about birds by their song and other study suggestions.


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