Activities and Ideas for Watching, Feeding, and Housing Our Feathered Friends
An exciting introduction to the world of birding for kids (and their parents), from identifying common species to creating safe species-appropriate habitats, homes, and feeders for common songbirds.
Elissa Wolfson is a freelance writer and editor for a variety of science, environmental, botanical, ornithological, and animal-related publications. After receiving a bachelors degree from Cornell University, she worked as an environmental educator for nearly a decade prior to receiving a masters from Montclair State College and transitioning into environmental journalism. Editorial clients have included the National Audubon Society, Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the author of the book 101 Cool Games for Cool Cats and a former editor at E: The Environmental Magazine and Cornell Plantations, the botanical garden of Cornell University.Margaret A. Barker is a writer and educator in the Chesapeake Bay region. Following a broadcast journalism career in the Southeast, she received a masters degree in environmental education. She served as coordinator of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithologys Project FeederWatch for six years and later managed the Kids Growing Food school garden program for Cornells Department of Education. She wrote the "Backyard Birding" column for the Ithaca Journal newspaper for seven years and co-authored (with Jack Griggs) The FeederWatchers Guide to Bird Feeding (HarperCollins, 2000). Her work has appeared in publications such as Birders World and Bird Watchers Digest