Have you ever considered organising a bird walk? It’s an amazing way to connect children with nature and discover the fascinating world of birds right in your own backyard.

Why Bird Walks are Amazing

Bird walks are much more than just a leisurely stroll through the park. They offer a unique experience and learning opportunity for people of all ages. Here are just a few reasons why bird walks can make a huge impact on our lives:

  • Connect with Nature: Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the natural world. Bird walks allow you to appreciate the beauty and diversity of birdlife in your local area.
  • Experiential Learning: There’s no better way to learn about birds than by seeing and hearing them in their natural habitat. Bird walks provide a hands-on learning experience that is both fun and engaging.
  • Citizen Science: Many bird walks contribute to valuable citizen science projects. By helping to identify and count birds, you can contribute to important data collection efforts that help researchers track bird populations and conservation needs.

Ready to Take Flight?

Here at Early Bird, we’re passionate about helping people experience the joy of birding. We offer a variety of resources and support to make your bird walk a success. Here are some suggestions from us, so that you can offer a brilliant bird walk.

1) Learn from the Experts

We recommend starting by reading this blog on Basics of Conducting a Bird Walk. In addition, you can also dig deeper into Chapter 2 (p29-42) of the freely downloadable Handbook for Bird Educators that elucidates the key ingredients that go into an effective bird walk. If you are more of a visual learner, here’s a YouTube video on Tips and Tricks to Conduct Effective Birdwalks.

These valuable resources will provide you with a solid foundation for planning and leading a successful bird walk.

2) Design Engaging Activities

Make your bird walk even more engaging by incorporating fun and informative activities. Check out our freely downloadable games and activities available in 10 Indian languages. 

  • A round of Bird Bingo helps keep participants engaged without having to identify what they see. 
  • If the children are beginner birders, ask them to observe the birds and come up with their own names for different birds. 
  • Get children to sketch or draw the birds they see during the walk.

You can also buy the Young Birders’ Activity Booklet for a variety of ideas, from bird habitats, behaviour, migration to nature journaling.

Partner with Early Bird

Early Bird can help take your bird walk to the next level! Here’s what we can offer you:

  • Publicity Power: We’ll promote your bird walk on our platform, helping you reach a wider audience.
  • Support for Free Walks: If you’re leading a free bird walk, we can help you secure materials to enhance the experience. Submit your request using this form.

Contact Us Today!

Ready to get started? Let’s connect! Share details of your planned bird walk with earlybird@ncf-india.org so we can help amplify it.

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