BUDDING BIRDERSBird watching is the identification and observation of wild birds in their natural habitat.
Newtown Elementary staff and students in 3rd and 4th grade began observing the school’s courtyards last year. The staff and PTO provided bird feeders, bird houses, and seed to encourage birds to stop. During recess time the students began to learn how to use binoculars and how to find birds not only at school but at home with help from Bucks County Audubon. The interest was so overwhelming we applied for a grant to the Council Rock Educational Foundation. In May, we were awarded a grant for this year to develop our birding club; Budding Birders. This school year with the support of the Council Rock Educational Foundation we now have installed new feeders, iPads, field guides, seed, storage bins and more binoculars!
This is our website to share our adventure.Summer time is here and a great time to watch our feathered friends.Eat outside and watch for young birds learning to fly of crying for their mom or dad to feed them!Plus, many of us travel during the summer so watch for different birds especially if near the water!Keep a log and record your observations and be ready to share when you return in September.