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  • Birds of the Day- Biodiversity Climate Change Study

    Howard B. Owens Science Center – PGCPS Distance Learning Students

    Birds of the Day: Biodiversity at Home Field Study 

    As the climate changes in Maryland so do the birds that can live right here in Prince George’s County. The Howard B. Owens Science Center staff invite students in any grade level to participate in our “Birds of the Day: Biodiversity at Home Field Study” to help find out what kinds of birds are living in Prince George’s County Maryland.

    To participate in the study, we need students to:

    1. Look out your window every morning for five minutes.
    2. Write down the first bird you see, which is your “Bird of the Day” and all the different kinds of birds you see during the five minute observation period.
    3. Use the provided resources to identify any birds you might not recognize. (Meet the Artist- Kate Dolamore)
    4. With adult help, complete and submit the HBOSC “Birds of the Day” observation Google Form.
    5. Click on the Prince George’s District “Birds of the Day”  resource map to learn more about the different kinds of birds living in our county.

    Student Observation Sheet 

    Student Observation Sheet

    Student HBOSC Google Reporting Form

    Google form for reporting


    Audobon app

    Audubon Bird Guide Free App 
    Identify over 800 bird species

    National Audubon Society

    Map of Observations:  Click the link to your district to see the data recorded. 

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    District 9


    PGC Data Map

    Want to know what the Bird of the Day is?

    Bird of Day

    song birds

    Identify Birds by the Sounds They Make


    Additional Resources

    I Spy Backyard Bird Activity

    Meet the Artist: Kate Dolamore

    For questions about this project, contact HBOSC staff member Sallie Smith via email at