Activity and Hours Log
Thanks again for participating in our Summer Birding Program! Use this form to log your birding time and activities. Feel free to log your hours as frequently as you'd like. If you are logging hours for multiple young birders, please log their hours separately by completing this form for each young birder. If you have questions about the form, feel free to contact us. Have fun!
Young birder name
First and last name
Record your time in half-hour increments and round up (e.g., record 45 minutes as 1 hour or 20 minutes as 0.5 hours)
Select any of the below birding activities you've completed.
Explore a new natural area, such as a State, County, or City park
Take a friend or family member birding
Participate in an Iowa Young Birders or other bird-related event
Count how many different bird sounds you hear in your yard or at your favorite natural area
Watch a presentation on the Iowa Young Birders YouTube channel
Sketch a bird with David Sibley (videos here:
Put up a bird feeder in your yard
Start a list of birds you see in your yard or at your favorite natural area
Start a birding or nature journal
Create an eBird account and submit an eBird checklist (
Read a book about birds
Visit a wetland and identify at least two birds using the wetland as habitat (see list of nesting wetland birds here)
Visit a grassland and identify at least two birds using the grassland as habitat (see list of nesting grassland birds here)
Visit a forest and identify at least two birds using the forest as habitat (see list of nesting forest birds here)
Complete one of the 10 learning models on the Audubon for Kids website (
Learn about a favorite bird on Birds of the World (
) or eBird (
Learn the song of a bird using Bird Song Hero (
) or the free Larkwire app
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