Eat Like A Bird
How does a bird's features, behavior, and surroundings affect its survival?
Particular shape and size
1. Activity:
It is usually possible to look at a tool or a kitchen utensil and tell what the item is used for, based on its shape. The same is true for bird beaks. Each species has a beak with a particular shape and size that says a lot about what and how that type of bird eats. This collection of images provides a sample of the diversity of bird beaks that exists worldwide. The birds featured in this slide show are: Bald Eagle, Black-Necked Stilt, Black Oystercatcher, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker, Red Crossbill, Roseate Spoonbill.
 2. Title of Activity:
Compare and Contrast Bird Beaks
 3. Standards Aligned:
 4. Check for Understanding:
Method(s) of Assessment:
Observations
Student Work
Interview/Conference
Written Reflection
Evidence of Learning
 5. Resources:
  Resource Type Requirements File
1. Birds' Beak Gallery Web Site
 6. Time for Activity
45 minutes