“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” - Maya Angelou
A child’s constant need for knowledge and facts can be satisfied instantly by a trip into the woods or neighboring open lands to observe the birdlife. Why do birds sing? How do they fly? Where do they go in winter? Why are their eggs speckled or blue?
Bird names, songs, behavior, and relationship to the rest of nature – all of these facts add up to a knowledge base that logically ties into history, geography, art and science. These days, children have less time to stop, look and listen; birding offers a wonderful opportunity to take part in these simple pleasures.