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1 Bird Detective Eco-Kids Detective Agency

2 Bird Detective A Guide for Identification of Common Florida Birds

3 Some of the Usual Suspects NAME: DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT habitat: wetlands NAME: GREEN HERON habitat: wetlands Some of the usual suspects: Common Florida Birds NAME: MOURNING DOVE habitat: most land habitats

4 BLUE JAY habitat: woods, parks, yards BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE habitat: open areas, parking lots NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD habitat: woods, parks, yards How many of these have you seen?

5 crown eye ring moustache stripe Distinctive Marks

6 Snowy Egret This bill is long and pointed like a spear. (Good for catching fish) House Sparrow EXOTIC This bill is short, thick and pointed. (Good for eating seeds) Bill Types

7 Laughing Gull Red-headed Woodpecker Wetlands Beach Woods Great Egret Where are they seen?

8 Fat Short legs Long bill White Ibis Long legs Long neck Crest on head CardinalBlack Vulture Short tail Thin body Big head Let’s Review the Clues

9 ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Activity #1 Video: Everybody Loves Birds An Indoor Birdwatching Field Trip, Peter & Victoria Merritt, Hobe Sound Productions, An Indoor Birdwatching Field Trip, Peter & Victoria Merritt, Hobe Sound Productions, Go on a journey to different habitats in Florida to see and hear birds at: the beach, pond, field, forest, and backyard. Go on a journey to different habitats in Florida to see and hear birds at: the beach, pond, field, forest, and backyard.

10 Bird List: Bird List: Club members are given a chart. Club members are given a chart. Members should find 15 different species of bird in the wild to earn a certificate. Members should find 15 different species of bird in the wild to earn a certificate. The list should include the birds name, location, and time and date each sighting. The list should include the birds name, location, and time and date each sighting. Each species may be listed only once. Each species may be listed only once.

11 FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE: WINGS OVER FLORIDA JR. BIRDER’S IDENTIFICATION OF WILD BIRDS NumberBirdLocationDate/Time

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