Resources About Birds For Kids

Is your interest bird watching, feeders, song, identification, migration, or conservation? Articles cover all of these subjects, including birding in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and around the world. Or check out official state birds, naturally colored chicken eggs and wild colonies of escaped pet birds.

Birds live in every global habitat and hold a prominent place in human culture. On The Free Resource, we explore hummingbirds, parrots, warblers, hawks and more. In short, everything from Accipiter to Zoothera.

Penguin Facts For Kids

Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. Scientific name: Spheniscidae Speed: Emperor penguin: 3.7 – 5.6 mph Lifespan: Emperor penguin: 20 years, Little penguin: 6 years Height: Emperor penguin: 3.6 – 4.3 ft., Little penguin: 12 – 13 in., Galapagos penguin: 19 in. Mass: Emperor […]

Emperor Penguin Facts For Kids

The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for […]

Facts about the Greater Sage-Grouse for Kids

Greater Sage-Grouse are large members of the Grouse Family. Nicknamed “sage hens” or “sage chickens,” the sizeable grouse weigh up to 7 pounds and stand about 2 feet high; males are larger than females. Both males and females have long pointed tails and legs feathered to the toes. The females mottled dark and white feathering […]

Flamingo Facts for Kids

A flamingo is a member of the bird family. It is larger than many North American birds, which are typically only around 6 inches long. Flamingos are more similar to storks than these smaller birds. They live around the world, can fly up to 100 miles in one stretch, and live together in colonies. The birds are well-recognized worldwide, […]

Facts about the Golden Eagle for Kids

The Golden Eagle  is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. Despite being extirpated from or uncommon in some its former range, the species is still fairly ubiquitous, being present in Eurasia, North America, and parts […]

Facts about the Blue Jay (Bird) For Kids

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the Blue Jay are recognized. It typically […]

Facts about The Chilean Flamingo for Kids

The Chilean Flamingo is a large species at 110–130 cm (43–51 in) closely related to CaribbeanFlamingo and Greater Flamingo, with which it was sometimes considered conspecific. The plumage is pinker than the slightly larger Greater Flamingo, but less so than CaribbeanFlamingo. It can be differentiated from these species by its greyish legs with pink “knees”, and also by the larger amount of […]

Seabird Migration Facts

There are more than 300 species of seabirds, birds that are reliant on the sea for their food and return to the land only to nest. Some species of seabirds are sedentary. But many of them, such as most of the terns, breed in the Northern Hemisphere and migrate south during winter. All seabirds are able to feed […]

Facts about Eagles for Kids

Eagle is a common name for some members of the bird family Accipitridae; it belongs to several genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are large, powerfully built birds of prey, with a heavy head and beak. There are 11 species – two species (the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle) in the United States and Canada, nine […]

Bird Facts and Scientific Classification

Birds are winged, bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animals. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most varied of tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Extant birds range in size from the Bee Hummingbird at 2 inches to the Ostrich that can reach 9 ft. Scientific […]

Facts about The Peregrine Falcon for Kids

The Peregrine Falcon, also known as the Peregrine, and historically as the Duck Hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, Peregrine Falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) […]

Facts about Hummingbirds for Kids

They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). To conserve energy while they sleep or when food […]

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