Outdoor Hour Challenge – Bird Study Grid

We are staring a month long focus on birds using the Handbook of Nature Study and other resources found here on my blog and in each Friday’s post. Make sure you have subscribed to this blog so you will receive the monthly newsletter download link for additional bird study encouragement and special discounts on ebooks and other products.  

Outdoor Hour Challenge:
For our first bird related challenge, let’s all print out our Bird Study Grids from the newsletter. This month they are a little different than in previous months. I have given you two simple grids that you all can use wherever you live and at whatever time of year you want to study birds. There are also two smaller tally sheets you can print out for your nature journal to record bird colors and bird parts you observe. Print and cut any or all of the grids this month and have some fun while taking your Outdoor Hour Challenge time either outdoors looking for birds or from you window if you need to.  

Printable Activity: Handbook of Nature Study Nature Table Ideas Birds
Use the suggestions on this free printable to build or add to your nature table. There are many suggestions that have hyperlinks so make sure to check those out for additional ideas and resources. Send me a photo of your nature table and it may be included in the next newsletter!

Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #4.  Use your outdoor time to talk about your new focus for the month on birds and all the different ways you can learn about birds. Spend a few minutes listening for birds, looking for signs of birds, and then completing the accompanying notebook page in the ebook or an entry in your own nature journal. 

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  1. Yay! It’s bird study month! I am so excited and so is my middle daughter.

  2. Hi Barb,
    Help! I didn’t receive a link for the newsletter in my email this month. I checked all folders including spam. Then I went to the site to add my email address again (just in case something happened) and it says I am indeed subscribed. Hate to be a pain but my whole family looks forward to the first of the month for this newsletter!
    Thank you!

  3. I decided to make a list of my personal goals for this month’s bird study. Written goals help me stay focused on what I want to accomplish.

    Here’s the link if you are interested.

  4. Great job on your goals Cristy!

    tlh_o5 – You need to email me and we can figure out what is going on. [email protected]

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