Bird Zipline

Bird Zipline


  • Cardboard cut-outs of common birds
  • Nylon string


Make cardboard cut-outs of five or six common birds in flight. (red winged black bird, Canada goose, robin, bluebird, warbler, woodpecker) If children are unfamiliar with these birds, make a poster showing what the birds would look like if they were perched in a tree.


In a circle, have the children match the bird perching with the bird in flight and identify each bird. Explain about bird migration. Have children lie on their backs with their binoculars while you send a cutout down the zipline. Have students follow along with binoculars and identify each as they sail past.

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Linda R. F. Zaletel
156461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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Category: Group Activities

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.3, 9.4, 12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.5, 14.3

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