Useful resources and downloads for budding birders

Here are some simple games and resources we have put together that are useful in engaging children of different ages. These can be played in a classroom setting or by individual children on their own. Please download these and use in your activities. Don’t forget to give us feedback through our Facebook page or via email. Thank you!

English
Kannada
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
English

English Bingo!

Bingo game in English

A bingo game

A simple "Bingo" game to encourage children to go outdoors and observe birds without focusing on trying to identify them.
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Bird Survivor Game
This simple game is ideal for a group of kids and teaches them how hard it is to be a bird!
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Ladakh-Spiti Bingo

Bingo game adapted for the high altitude Trans-Himalayan region.

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Flashcard games

A list of six games of varying levels of difficulty, that can be played by an individual or a group of children using the Early Bird flashcards.
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Audio files

Calls of common birds, needed for playing one of the games listed in Flashcard games.
*audio files courtesy xeno-canto.org
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Birds around us

Pick up your paints, colouring pens, pencils and get ready to bring these wonderful Birds to life. Lose yourself in the creative world of birds.
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Also check out

Nature calls - Nature activities for children (free download)
Teachers of India portal - Free resources for teachers
Iwonder - science magazine for middle school teachers (free download)
Pitara - resources, articles, fun stuff for children (English and Hindi)
Seasonwatch - Citizen science project to monitor trees
Birdcount India - Bird listing and monitoring in India
Birdsleuth - Cornell Lab of Ornithology's educational program for children
All about birds - Online guide to birdwatching (US based)
Young Birder's Backyard Guide - a compilation of resources on birdwatching
CEE handbook1 - Joy of learning : Standard 3 to  5
CEE handbook2- Joy of learning : Standard 6 to 8
Birdwatching in Schools - A blog series on birdwatching in schools

flash card game videos

How to play games using Early Bird Flashcards

Games with Flashcards

Some videos showing some of the games you can play using Early Bird Flash cards.

Poster on common birds
A large poster (A1 size) for classroom display, depicting common birds that we see around us in India. Buy the print version here.
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Wetland Birds
A large poster (A1 size) for classroom display, depicting common birds that we see at wetlands in India. Buy the print version here.
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Woodland Birds
A large poster (A1 size) for classroom display, depicting common birds that we see at woodland and scrub habitats in India. Buy the print version here.

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Farmland/Grassland Birds
A large poster (A1 size) for classroom display, depicting common birds that we see at farmland and grassland habitats in India. Buy the print version here
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Folk Art - Forest Wagtail
Art activity to encourage children to learn bird identification.
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Join the dots - Junior level
Join the dots activity for juniors to help children learn bird identification through art. 
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Join the dots
Join the dots activity to help children learn bird identification through art. 
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Kannada

Bird Survivor Game in Kannada
This simple game is ideal for a group of kids and teaches them how hard it is to be a bird! Follow the instructions to play.
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Early Bird posters – Kannada
A series of posters on Common birds in different habitats in in KANNADA - zipped file with pdf versions. These are print quality pdfs of the A3 size posters. Buy the print version here.

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Bingo in Kannada
A simple "Bingo" game in Kannada to encourage children to go outdoors and observe birds without focusing on trying to identify them.

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Matching game in Kannada
A simple matching game to help children to learn the food preferences of birds based on their beak shapes.

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Folk Art - Forest Wagtail
Art activity to encourage children to learn bird identification. 
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Join the dots - Junior level
Join the dots activity for juniors to help children learn bird identification through art. 
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Join the dots
Join the dots activity to help children learn bird identification through art.
 
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Tamil

Early Bird posters - Tamil
A series of posters on Common birds in different habitats in TAMIL - zipped file with pdf versions. These are print quality pdfs of the A1 size posters. Buy the print version here.
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Bird Survivor Game
This simple game is ideal for a group of kids and teaches them how hard it is to be a bird!
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Telugu

Early Bird posters - Telugu
A series of posters on Common birds in different habitats in TELUGU - zipped file with pdf versions. These are print quality pdfs of the A1 size posters. Buy the print version here.

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Hindi

Bingo in Hindi

A simple "Bingo" game to encourage children to go outdoors and observe birds without focusing on trying to identify them.
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