– Interactive Online Book


This is an online, interactive book about birds.
It runs in all browsers, on desktops, laptops, tablets and cell phones. It does not require special software.

Online Discovery Birds combines storytelling with:

  • Making a simple bird feeder from everyday materials
  • Bird Watching
  • Neighborhood nature walks
  • Video streaming
  • Interactive online explorations

With the Bird ID app: You can point your cell phone or tablet at a specific bird to identify it either with the camera or by sound. You can also use the app to identify birds streamed to your device from web-cameras positioned around the world. Learn to decode the language of birds. They may be warning you that a coyote or mountain lion is approaching!

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This online book combines storytelling, a bird ID app, video streaming, animations, hands-on activities, interactive explorations and inquiry to explore the living dinosaurs we call birds. This is not just a book, it is an enthralling experience, appropriate for naturalists of all ages.

  • Discover what makes a bird a dinosaur.
  • Decode the language of birds.
  • Watch magnificent birds LIVE — feeding, nesting and raising their young all over the world.
  • Ponder what makes a bird, a bird.
  • Distinguish which feathers are from a bird’s wing and which are from its tail. Which are contour feathers and which are down feathers?
  • Identify what a bird eats by just looking at its beak.
  • Explore what a bird’s footprint can tell you about that bird.
  • Find the camouflaged bird hidden in each picture.
  • Learn about the different types of birds. Discover how some are the world’s toxic, clean-up crews. Learn how some birds can cruise for days and not seek dry land for years! Observe incredible feathered displays and dances. Know in an instant whether a bird is a crow or a raven.
  • Make ever better paper airplanes to explore how birds fly.
  • Explore the endearing courting, nesting and parenting behaviors of birds.
  • Find out which birds can hover, fly backwards and even fly upside down! Which can dive at over 100 miles an hour?
  • Learn about The Age of Terror Birds. These giant birds were once an apex predator.