Nature Book Club – Birds, Nests, and Eggs

Nature Book Club Egg and Nest Study @handbookofnaturestudy

This month as part of the Nature Book Club, I’m sharing the book Birds, Nests, and Eggs as part of the themed link-up for April. At the bottom of this post you’ll find the other club participant’s links for even more egg related entries. You’re also invited to add a link to the link-up at the bottom of this post to one of your blog entries that shares how your family has studied eggs of any kind.

Nature Book Club Nests

Past Month’s Themes:

scrub jay nest


This month’s theme is eggs and I’ve decided to keep with one of my favorite kinds of eggs: bird’s eggs!

Birds, Nests, and Eggs – Take Along Guide:

This is the perfect beginner’s book that features birds’ nests and eggs. Many of our common birds that we see in our yards and neighborhoods are included in detail. The illustrations give a wonderful look at something we don’t often see because they are hidden from sight. The nests are shown in such a way that you can see the shape and what materials are used for creating just the right container for the fragile bird eggs. The eggs are also shown in full color. This is a fun way to learn more about birds and their life cycle. In addition, you’ll find some fun bird related activities to try and to weave into your backyard bird study.

Birds Nest and Eggs Nature Book Club

This book is one that we have in our nature book library. I know you’ll enjoy it too!

Birds, Nests, and Eggs – Take Along Guide:

(Note the link above is an Amazon affiliate link to a book that I own and love.)

Duck eggs and Nest

Links to Use in Your Study

Examples of Nests and Eggs: This is a page on the Cornell website that shows actual nests and eggs for many common birds. Spend some time with your children clicking the images and viewing them together.

Nestwatch: This citizen science program is something your family could participate in if you have a nest in your yard. Take a look and see if it’s something you can incorporate into your nature study plans.

Quail eggs and nest


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Bird Nest Nature Study

I’m currently offering two bird nest study printables to all new subscribers here on the Handbook of Nature Study. If you subscribe, you’ll receive the link to download the Bird Study with Nest and Egg Notebook Page and the My Nest Study Notebook Page in the follow-up thank you letter. Make sure to confirm your subscription in order to receive the pages.

Current subscribers should already have the free pages from yesterday’s Outdoor Hour Challenge for Black and White Birds that came to your email inbox.

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Make sure to subscribe to my blog to follow along with those bird related nature study activities.

Learning About Birds 3D cover

You can find even more bird nature study ideas in the Learning About Birds ebook from the Outdoor Hour Challenge. This ebook is available to both Ultimate and Journey level members here on the Handbook of Nature Study.

The Nature Book Club 2018 Topics

Link Up Guidelines

    • Choose an engaging nature book, do a craft or activity, and add your post to our monthly link up.
    • The link up party goes live at 9:00 a.m. EST on the 20th of each month and stays open until the last day of the month. Hurry to add your links!
    • You can link up to 3 posts. Please do not link up advertising posts, advertise other link up parties, your store, or non-related blog posts. They will be removed.
    • By linking up with us, you agree for us to share your images and give you credit of course if we feature posts.

See all the great posts from The Nature Book Club’s co-hosts in April:





  1. I’ve always loved your notebooking pages!

  2. That book sounds lovely. I’ll have to see if our library has it.

    • Barb McCoy says:

      It is a very popular book so your public library probably has it. You may need to look for it in the Fun With Nature book by the same author.

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