– A Book You Can Talk To!


YES! A book you can TALK to!

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
  • Electra, an AI-based expert
    She answers questions, makes up riddles and jokes.
    She can even write poetry!
  • Observing the antics of exotic birds
    live on webcams around the world
  • Video streaming
  • Interactive online explorations
  • Soaring paper airplanes to explore how birds fly
  • Finding the camouflaged bird hidden in the image

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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Birds – A book you can talk to! Ask the AI-based avatar, Electra, anything you like. She will speak and text the answer. This online book combines storytelling, a bird ID app, video streaming, animations, hands-on activities and interactive explorations to explore the living dinosaurs we call birds. This is not just a book, it is an extraordinary new type of experience, appropriate for naturalists of all ages.

  • Ponder what makes a bird, a bird.
  • 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.
  • 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 birds are the world’s toxic, clean-up crews.
  • Learn how other birds can cruise for days and not seek dry land for years!
  • 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?
  • Make ever better paper airplanes to explore how birds fly.
  • Learn about The Age of Terror Birds. These giant birds were once an apex predator.
  • Have a question? Select the Electra ICON and she will materialize. Converse with her by either speaking or typing. Click her away to return to the book.