The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.
Fantastic idea that could be used in the class without needing to be confined to the set timeframe of this event. Students could learn about the birds in their own surroundings looking at factors that may affect the birds and create solutions to assist in increasing bird numbers in certain regions of Australia. This would be a great introductory exercise that most students would enjoy participating in. It could also include watching for different bird species within the school environment as well as home.
See on www.birdsource.org