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.

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


Bird StudyMy Nest Study
Bird Nest Nature Study

The two notebooking pages shown above can be found in the Member’s Printable library. Log into your account and then scroll down to the printables for birds section. You can use one or both of this pages to complete a bird study that focuses on the nest.

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.


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  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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