Cary Library StoryWalk® at Lincoln Park


 Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins

Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins

It's time for Bird to build her nest! Follow her as she pulls a worm out of the ground, lifts some twigs that are just the right size, and pushes the twigs into place. Uh-oh! One of the twigs falls to the ground! But after a day of hard work, Bird's nest is ready and waiting. Can you guess what it's waiting for? 

What is StoryWalk®?


Learn About Birds!

  • Did you know that a scientist who studies birds is called an ornithologist (or-nih-THOL-oh-jist)?
  • That a chicken is the closest living relative to a Tyrannosaurus Rex?

What other fun facts can you learn about birds?  Check out one of these bird books and see what fun facts you discover!


Learn about what birds eat

Birds have a high-energy lifestyle and need to eat a lot of food to be able to fuel flight. Some birds eat mostly insects – others eat mostly seeds and berries.  Birds of Prey hunt mice and other small rodents.  See if you can figure out what the birds around you might be eating.


Make a bird feeder

There are lots of different ways to make a homemade bird feeder!

Measure Your Wingspan

Wingspan is the measure of a bird’s wings from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other.  Measure your own wingspan!  Hold your arms out and have someone measure from the tip of your longest finger all the way across your body to the tip of your longest finger.


Bird Identity Quiz

Can you guess which birds these are?

Bird ID Quiz - Who Am I? [PDF]

Answer Key:

1 - Blue Jay

2 - Cardinal

3 - Tufted Titmouse

4 - Junco

5 - American Goldfinch

6 - Sparrow

7 - White Breasted Nuthatch

8 - Black Capped Chickadee

9 - North American Robin


Start a Bird Journal

Start a bird journal and keep track of all the different birds you see around your house, when you are out for a walk, or around Lexington.  Write about what they look like, what they are doing, and see if you can identify them.  It’s also fun to draw pictures or take photos and include them if you can.


Five Baby Robins Rhyme:

Five baby robins watch Daddy Robin soar; (hold up 5 fingers)
One baby leaves the nest, and now there are four. (put down thumb)
Four baby robins, high up in a tree; (holding up 4 fingers)
One flies to catch a worm, and now there are three. (put down index finger)
Three baby robins had nothing to do; (holding up 3 fingers)
One tried his new-found wing, and then there were 2.(put down middle finger)
Two baby robins frolicked in the sun; (holding up 2 fingers)
Another robin chased a bug, and then there was one. (put down ring finger)
One baby robin, left all alone; (holding up 1 finger)
And this baby robin decided to stay home