Birds of the Chesapeake

Birds are animals with backbones with a beak, wings, feathers, two legs, lay eggs, and are warm-blooded. Some birds, like the Mourning Dove, live in Maryland all year long. Others, like Osprey, only live in Maryland for part of the year. There are hundreds of species, or types, of birds that rely on the Chesapeake Bay region for food, water, shelter, and space.

Listen to Ore Oduba read “A Busy Day for Birds” by Lucy Cousins

For children learning to read, check out this “Birds” read along by Red Cat Reading.



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Join Dr. Binocs to learn about how birds fly.

Learn the characteristics of birds while you sing along to “Birds” by Pancake manor.

Birds can communicate with each other in lots of ways, but some types of birds can learn human words!

Woodpeckers search for food by using their face to dig through tree bark! But why doesn’t this give them a headache?

Who-who-who is quick, adorable and one of the best hunters in the whole bird family? Join Jessi and Squeaks to learn some amazing facts about owls!

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