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! Thank you!

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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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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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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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)