Bring the wilderness inside or explore the outdoors with BirdIndy! Perfect for the classroom, a scout troup, or family outing, these bird-watching educational trucks and duffel bag kits are full of tools and activities to learn about urban bird-watching. Check one out for a family or group:
Family Duffel (for families of 4)
Troop Trunk (for groups up to 20)
Have a great day outdoors with a BirdIndy Trunk! Here are some more ideas to get you started exploring and having fun in your own wild backyard.
Click on a book cover to read the story.
You can also use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books and audiobooks about birds, right to your device at home.
Detailed information about Axis 360 and OverDrive is available on our e-books and streaming page. If you have never borrowed from one of these platforms before directions are available:
If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places for bird watching right here in Indianapolis!
Choose one of the books on this list to learn how to identify the birds in your own backyard. What does the bird look like? What does the bird sound like? Does it live in a nest or in a birdhouse? Knowing the answer to some of these questions will help you know what kind of bird you are watching. You can learn how to build a birdhouse or bird feeder and also learn what to plant in your garden so birds will want to visit. IndyPL_CarrieW
Explore the world of birds, from feathers to flight. Discover the wonderful world of birds with more than 30 easy-to-do, fun activities, plus stunning pictures and amazing facts.
I had no idea bald eagles had three eyelids or catch prey at 100 miles per hour! Be amazed by the facts as well as the color photographs.
Learn how to identify more than 150 species of North American birds by sight and by sound, and by what they eat and where they live. Includes instructions on building a bird feeder and a birdbath.