There’s so much for kids of all ages to experience and learn as they join professional birders on nature walks to identify Neotropical migrants in the sky and discover how zookeepers work to protect birds worldwide. They’ll even be a chance to interact with the birds from the zoo’s exhibits. As you explore, try and identify as many birds as you can for the opportunity to win special binoculars and other prizes.
When: Saturday, May 9 @ 7:00AM
Where: the Bronx River gate at Bronx Zoo
1. Start off with a milk or juice carton that has been rinsed out
2. The front of the box will have a door shaped opening. The cut out part will be used for the eyes. (They are blacked out in the sample picture)
3. The sides will have a hole in them to place a stick through so the bird has a place to land on. The wings will be cut out and folded up to give it a 3-D effect.
4. The back is a square to cut out, but will have a small triangle on the bottom to fold out for the 3-D tail. The blackened part in the image is going to be used for his nose
5. Color, paint, or glue colored paper on the carton
6. Tape the eyes and nose on. Have a piece of string available to tie through the opening hole in the back so the birdfeeder can be hung from a tree
7. Place bird seeds in the bottom for the birds to have a fun and tasty meal!