British Garden Birds

All NEW! Spotting and identifying the birds in our gardens, parks and countryside is a wonderful way to encourage children in a love of nature. Listening to a blackbird singing in the morning in spring can be pure joy - and who can resist a cheeky robin on the bird table in winter, its red breast drawing the eye!

For this collection of resources, we've chosen 20 common British garden birds: the blackbird, blue tit, carrion crow, chaffinch, coal tit, collared dove, dunnock, goldcrest, goldfinch, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, greenfinch, house sparrow, jay, long-tailed tit, magpie, robin, starling, wood pigeon and wren. Of course many of them can be found outside Britain too, and we haven't covered all the birds that you might find in your garden.

You might also like to explore our complete Birds section, or peek at our Bird Crafts (which includes some homemade bird feeder ideas to encourage birds into the garden).

We also have larger collections for blackbirds and robins to explore.

Our British Garden Bird Resources

Bird Peg Cards Numbers

Bird Peg Cards Numbers

All you need is some clothes pegs and printer card to have lots of fun with these lovely bird peg cards! Cut out the cards (laminate if you want to make them more durable) and then ask the kids to count the birds and "clip" the correct number.

Bird Project Suggested Activities Colour In Sheet

Bird Project Suggested Activities Colour In Sheet

There are 15 suggested activities on this sheet that will encourage children to learn about and enjoy the birds around them. Some make use of Activity Village resources, but others include suggestions such as taking a trip to feed the ducks!

Bird Vocabulary Word Search

Bird Vocabulary Word Search

How well do the children know their bird vocabulary and terminology? Test them by asking them to find the 20 words relating to birds in the word search grid.

Birdwatching Tally Chart Boxes

Birdwatching Tally Chart Boxes

Young birdwatchers will love this easy Bird Watching Tally Chart which helps them keep a record of how many of each bird they've seen. 

Birdwatching Tally Chart Grid

Birdwatching Tally Chart Grid

This simple birdwatching tally chart is any easy way to keep track of how many different birds you've seen in your garden or in the countryside or park. Every time you spot one of the lovely birds on the chart make one mark in the box next to the correct picture. 

British Garden Birds Booklets

British Garden Birds Booklets

We've got 21 small foldable booklets for British Garden Birds in this pack, so you can build your own mini-library. Booklet folding instructions can be found here.

British Garden Birds Colouring Pages Prompted

British Garden Birds Colouring Pages Prompted

Each of these British garden birds colouring pages has a small picture of the bird in the top corner so the children can copy the correct coloured markings when they colour the picture in. 

British garden birds comprehension

British Garden Birds Comprehension

Read these interesting facts about British garden birds, then choose from two levels of comprehension questions (one a multiple choice). Both sets of questions include an answer sheet too.

British garden birds fact file

British Garden Birds Fact File

We've taken all you need to know about twenty British garden birds and put the information into this useful fact file, illustrated by some lovely photographs. Each printable .pdf contains information on 5 different birds.

British Garden Birds Fact Finding Worksheets

British Garden Birds Fact Finding Worksheets

There are 20 British garden birds in this pack of fact finding worksheets - although of course not all of them are only found in Britain. Write a brief description of each bird and then research its habitat, diet, size, lifespan, behaviour and eggs.

British Garden Birds Matching Cards

British Garden Birds Matching Cards

Learn the names of garden birds with the help of these fun matching cards. Alternatively, fold vertically and glue them back to back to form double-sided flash cards.

British Garden Birds Posters

British Garden Birds Posters

We've got 20 different posters of British garden birds to print in this set, including a robin, a goldfinch and a wood pigeon - perfect for creating a stunning display in any classroom.

British Garden Birds Word Mats

British Garden Birds Word Mats

This word mat has some beautiful illustrations of British garden birds.  Print and display as a poster or laminate and keep on the desk and use as a writing aid.

British Garden Birds Writing Pages

British Garden Birds Writing Pages

There are 20 pretty writing frames in this pack, for twenty of the most common British garden birds. Use them for observations, research and other writing projects.

Garden Bird Bingo

Garden Bird Bingo

There are 10 garden bird bingo cards included in this pdf file so you can play with a group of children, pairing them up if necessary. It's a fun way to teach the kids about the beautiful birds found in our gardens!

 

Garden Bird Colouring In

Garden Bird Colouring In

Do some research to colour in the little pictures of popular garden birds correctly - or just use whatever colours you like with younger children and have fun!

Garden Bird Scavenger Hunt

Garden Bird Scavenger Hunt

Try this garden bird scavenger hunt in your own garden or on an outing to the park or countryside. How many of the birds on the list can the children 'tick off'?

Garden Birds Bar Chart

Garden Birds Bar Chart

Ask your child to make a tally of each type of bird they spot in the garden or at the park, then ask them to record the information as a bar chart using this helpful grid.

Garden Birds Snap Pairs Cards

Garden Birds Snap Pairs Cards

Print these beautiful garden bird snap pairs cards onto some card, laminate if you prefer, then enjoy a game or two. A fun way to help the kids learn to recognise different kinds of birds.

 

Guess Which British Garden Bird

Guess Which British Garden Bird

Test how well the children know British garden birds using these fun cards. Make the cards using the instructions on the sheet, then place with the 'facts' up. Can the children work out which bird each card is describing?

I Spy Garden Bird Counting

I Spy Garden Bird Counting

Test the children's counting and observation skills with this fun i-spy worksheet packed full of beautiful garden birds.

Label Parts Of A Bird

Label Parts of a Bird

The children need to use the list of words to label the parts of a bird correctly on this worksheet.

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