Birdwatching becomes a popular activity when kids participate in in a birdathon to identify and help birds. Lincoln Elementary School, fourth graders joined in the Great Wisconsin Birdathon by walking in Harvey Schmidt Park on a field trip. They identified and counted birds, adding to the annual tally.

It was the first time that the fourth grade students in Laurie Solchenberger’s classes had used binoculars and done any bird watching.

“Before I would look at a bird and I wouldn’t care about it because I thought they were all the same,” she said. “The little things we can do for these birds make a lot of difference,” said student Kya Johnson

Students had opportunities to see different birds at the feeder, and observe them up close.  Some admired their feathers, and some actually started putting up bird feeders at home.

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