This is the 8.5 by 11 inch poster we distributed at the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Symposium on February 29, 2020. It includes photos of four colorful birds that you can see and hear on the west side of Chicago. You can download a PDF file of the Common Birds on Chicago’s West Side here:
At Wonder Works, we developed a matching game with this field guide sheet. The “game pieces” were small plush birds that sing when you squeeze them:
The plush birds are manufactured by Wild Republic for the National Audubon Society. You can purchase them at many museum and zoo gift shops or from online sources. We made the game a bit more challenging by having five plush birds, with only four photos to match. That way children had to look more closely to decide whether the American Robin or House Finch matched the photo on the lower right corner of the field guide.
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