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BirdIndy Trunks


04/01/2021 | Kids Programs, Homework Help

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:

Bird Indy Trunks

Family Duffel (for families of 4)

  • Indiana Birds Pocket Guide
  • Field Guide for Young Naturalists
  • Kids binoculars
  • Audubon Bird calls

Troop Trunk (for groups up to 20)

  • Birds Nature activity book
  • Birds Sleuth activity kit
  • Bird Sleuth Most Wanted Birds kit
  • Birds of Indiana
  • Indiana Birds Pocket Guide
  • Field Guide for Young Naturalists
  • Kids binoculars
  • Adult binoculars
  • Audubon bird calls
  • Identifier interactive audio guide
  • Flying Wild (with lesson plans)
  • Growing Up Wild (with lesson plans)

To learn more about how and where to borrow a BirdIndy family duffel or group trunk, ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

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.

Learn about What Lives in Your Backyard

Click on a book cover to read the story.

The Birds I'll SeeLas Aves que vereRed RobinEl petirrojo

You can also use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books and audiobooks about birds, right to your device at home.

  • E-books and audiobooks from Axis 360 Kids about birds.
  • E-books and audiobooks from OverDrive Kids about birds.

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:

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian.

If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places for bird watching right here in Indianapolis!

Backyard Bird Watching for Kids in Indiana

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

Bird-watcher

Burnie, David

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.

20 Fun Facts About Bald Eagles

Harts, Shannon H.

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.

Bird Guide of North America

The Best Birding Book for Kids From A National Geographic Bird Expert

Alderfer, Jonathan K.

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.