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Enjoy homeschool science with this free backyard birds lapbook.

This unit study allows your student to research the birds in your backyard: scientific classification of birds, bird behaviors, bird predators, bird diet, bird anatomy, and more! This lapbook project even includes a bird log for your student to track birds he sees.

When my oldest son became super interested in birds, I created this Backyard Birds Lapbook for him. I hope your students will enjoy it, too.

Backyard Birds Lapbook Instructions

This lapbook is unique; it is not set up like our other animal lapbooks.

You can use it with any birds that you find in your backyard. All you need is a good bird guide, and some observation skills.

I printed all of the templates so my son could pick and choose the ones he wanted to use for each bird. He added a few extras, too (as you can see when you look at the photos). I love it when students customize their lapbooks and notebooks by adding their own ideas.

He used a notebook and designed one page for each bird he wanted to learn about.

Backyard Birds Lapbook Printables

Who’s Who? Flap Book
Choose a species. Use this book to describe the difference between the male bird and the female bird.

Birds of a Feather Nest Together Tri-fold Book
Choose a species. Use this book to describe the difference between the male bird and the female bird.

Several other mini-books have been included to record bird anatomy: Male/Female Matchbook, Fancy Feathers, Beautiful Birds, and Anatomy Matchbook, Anatomy Fan, and Color, Shape, & Size Tri-fold.

Take Note of My Song Simple Fold
If the bird you are observing is a song bird, try to record his song. For example, a cardinal’s song might sound like this: what-cheer, what-cheer, what-cheer.

Bird-Chirping Weather Simple Fold
This is another book to record a bird’s song.

Something to Chirp About Simple Fold
This is another book to record a bird’s song.

Watch-Out! Simple Fold
Record predators in this book.

Predators Tri-fold
This is another book to record predators.

Predators Matchbook
This is another book to record predators.

Do You See What I See? Tri-fold Book
Use this book to record the behaviors you note at your feeder.

Bird Observations Mini-book
This is another book to record bird behaviors.

Bird Behavior Matchbook
This is another book to record bird behaviors.

I Spy Mini-book
This is another book to record bird behaviors.

Several other mini-books have been included to record bird observations: I’m a Birdwatcher, On the Lookout!, and Observation Charts.

The Best Nest Shape Book
Research the species you are studying and find out about their nesting habits. Record the information inside the book.

This Place Is for the Birds
Record nesting information inside this book.

Home Tweet Home
This is another book for nesting information.

Classification File Folder
Record animal classification information inside this folder.

Scientific Name Simple Fold
Record the bird’s scientific name inside this mini-book.

Migration File Folder
Does the species you are studying migrate? If so, include information inside this mini-book.

Favorite Feeder Food
What do you see the bird enjoying at the feeder? Record it in this book.

Bird Food Matchbook
Research the species’ diet and include it inside this mini-book.

Diet: The Early Bird Gets the Worm
This is another book for bird diet.

Several others mini-books have been included to record bird diets: Catching Dinner on the Fly, My Diet, and Bird Buffet.

Baby Birdies Flap Book
Use the flap book to record information about baby birds.

Egg-citing Baby Bird Facts
This is another mini-book for recording information about baby birds.

Download Your Backyard Birds Lapbook

Simply click on the image below to grab your free copy of the Backyard Birds lapbook (or notebook!) printables.

Backyard Birds Lapbook

More Bird Themed Resources

Try some of our other bird unit studies and lapbooks:

Hummingbird Lapbook
Ostrich Lapbook
Flamingo Lapbook