Gabi Notices a Nest

What Is This Video?

Uh-oh–Gabi lost her bracelet! Which mountain animal is putting it to good use in its home?

Conversation Starters

  • Have you ever seen a bird nest? What did it look like? Could you tell what it was made of?
  • What other kinds of animal homes do you know?
  • What kinds of materials do you think the birds in our neighborhood use to build their nests?

Explore Some More

Be The Bird

Survey your neighborhood from the perspective of a bird. What might be some ideal locations for a nest? Why? Think about the materials would you need to build your nest, and where you might find them. Remember to also consider food–birds lay eggs and raise their young in nests, so a consistent, nearby food sources is a plus. Are any parts of your neighborhood more bird-friendly than others? Can you see any bird nests in trees or bushes? Find out more about bird nests at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's Nest Watch. Or, check out this gallery of bird nests from around the world, excerpted from the book Nests, by photographer Sharon Beals.

Curriculum Topic

habitats, human impact on ecosystems

Activity Type

indoor and outdoor