Boy Meets Bird

Beginning Birders
5 May 2007, 7:26 pm
Filed under: Goals, MamaPost

Why are we here?

My boy and I are part of the Birds of Vermont Beginning Birdwatcher project. As he’s rather too small for a blog–he’s 2–this is my companion record to our paper journalkeeping. I’ll be writing about our experience, sometimes from my point of view, and sometimes from his (based on his comments as we discover some birds).

Here’s what I hope to do with this project:

  • Have a good time with my son
  • Encourage feelings of respect and delight about animals
  • Foster good observation practices
  • Reward persistence
  • Get outside
  • Help out the museum, by providing feedback for this end of the age range of beginning birders
  • Maybe help out other parents who are curious about the wide wild world, or early environmental education