Birdwatching for Kids

Birdwatching is an excellent hobby for kids of any age and ability. It is easy to pick up, works for any budget, and you can do it from anywhere! Birds are fascinating little creatures that can tell us so much about the health of our local ecosystem. You may not even have to leave your house (but we encourage you to)!

Have some budding "birders" in your family? Check out these articles, tips, and activities below!


Go out birdwatching! See how many birds you already know. If you find a bird you don’t know, try to use an app, field guide, or friend to identify it.



Kid’s don’t need much nudging to get them outside, but if you’re looking for a way to make birdwatching even more interesting, try Bird Bingo! Make your own bird bingo card, or print one of ours. We have created two different bingo cards - a beginner and intermediate. These cards include some of the most common birds in and around the Salt Lake Valley. 

Beginner Bird Bingo

Intermediate Bird Bingo

Planning on attending a GSLA Fledglings Club Meetup? Print off this “Getting to Know You” page to fill out ahead of time.

Getting to Know You Game