Families, Educators, and Volunteers,
As we go through this time of social isolation, I know many people are looking for activities to do. Luckily, we can still go out in the yard and do yard work or observe the birds, look for spring flowers that are starting to appear. However, you might want more information about some of the things you are seeing, so here is a list of educational materials available online:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a beautiful, custom-designed and painted mural that features birds from throughout the world overlaid on a map of the world. Here is an interactive link to that resource. Click on the image of each bird to learn more about that species and to hear calls that the species makes.
There is also the system All About Birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
The Wild Center has digital, live interactive events on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 AM. They also have a host of interactive links for you to use that are available here:
Another great resource is CCE Suffolk County Digital Marine Program
So, with these links, you can go outside, take some notes and a photo if possible of the animals/birds you see and then come back and get more information about them. If you see something you can’t identify, please email me a picture and description and I will see if we can assist you in identification. Keep an eye out for more interactive activities on our website and Facebook links.
John F. Bowe, M.S.
Association Team Coordinator/Assistant Director
Assistant Coordinator - NYS 4-H Shooting Sports
4-H and Family Living Team Coordinator
Last updated November 9, 2021