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Because they occur in such a wide range of environments, birds offer wonderful opportunities for enhancing science and nature education for all ages. From behavioral studies to habitat enhancement with bird houses and feeders, this section offers a wide array of resources for avian explorations.

  Bird Activities, Games, DVD's and Puzzles
Large collection of hands-on activity guides, DVDs, creative games, and challenging puzzles for birdwatchers, classroom teachers, outdoor educators, park naturalists, camp leaders, parents and their children.
 
  Owl Pellets, Activity Guides, Charts & Displays
This section includes a variety of different owl pellets, owl pellet kits, activity guides, DVDs, and owl reference guides. Also offered are metal forceps and probes for owl pellet dissections as well as bone sorting and identification charts. Several species of owl skull, egg and talon replicas are also available along with educational displays and posters discussing owl ecology and behavior.
 
  Perfect Pellets
These owl pellet replicas (Perfect Pellets) contain a complete disarticulated skeleton that can be studied using pellet bone sorting charts or diagrams. For a more diverse classroom experience, order a variety of species (build your own custom mix of the species offered).
 
  Bird Houses
Safe nesting sites are always in short supply for cavity-nesting birds. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the birdhouses available are more decorative than functional. After extensive research, we have found several small US companies that use only plantation-grown pine or non-aromatic western cedar to construct durable birdhouses. These exacting birdhouses get results - we personally installed and field-tested all of them in both eastern and western North American field locations. The natural, unpainted rough wood surfaces let young birds crawl around inside as they would in natural cavities. All incorporate ventilation, drainage, and easy cleaning features and come with suggestions for installation (location, height, etc).
 
  Bird Feeders
In this section you will find a variety of bird feeders. All feeders (and birdhouses) that we offer are handcrafted in the US. Also included are hummingbird feeders and goldfinch feeders.
 
  Bird Puppets
This section features a wide selection of creative, durable, anatomically accurate bird puppets.
 
  Audubon Birds Collection
Each Audubon bird plush bird has a sound chip featuring the call or song of the bird as recorded in the field by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Simply press the back of the bird and the singing starts! Educational tag provides additional information, contributing to the educational value of these attractive collectables. And what would a bird collection be without a few squirrels raiding the feeders? We also offer red and grey Audubon squirrels!
 
  Display Cases
Acorn Naturalists offers display cases that offer protection for anything you want to preserve. We have museum quality clear rectangular displays as well as glass and plastic-topped Riker-style display cases. Protect and display bird skull or talon replicas, owl pellet bones, or any other collectables that you want to display and protect.
 
  Bird Skull Replicas
This section includes a wide selection of museum quality bird skull replicas.
 
  Bird Egg Replicas, References, Magnets
Each of these life-size replicas is individually handcrafted to resemble eggs as they would be found in nature. Since they are hand-created one at a time, there is some variation, just as occurs in eggs from different regions. These exquisite replicas are used in museum displays and are also perfect for the classroom, nature center, or home. All eggs come with a display stand. For additional data on the bird egg replicas we offer simply click here.
 
  Bird Track Replicas (soft replicas)
These life-size bird track replicas are individually cast using flexible vinyl polymers. They are accurately cast from museum specimens to show every detail, including unique identifying characteristics. Perfect hands-on resource for teaching anatomy, adaptations, behavior, ecology, or tracking skills. Use soapy cleansers to clean occasionally.
 
  Bird Track Replicas (hard replicas)
This collection of hard resin, life-size bird track replicas perfect for making imprints in sand tracking boxes or for making animal tracks in wet cement or the PerfectCast® replica compound that we offer. By comparison, flexible track replicas we also offer have the "feel" of a real paw and often show more detail (skin folds, pads) than the hard resin replicas. Each of these two track replica types have their own unique uses as hands-on teaching tools.
 
  Bird Track Molds
Made from flexible vinyl polymers, these bird molds can be filled with plaster, clay or PerfectCast®, the durable compound used by museum professionals (available from Acorn Naturalists). Use the track cast positives you make from these molds (negatives) as instructional aids, pressing the tracks into moist sand or dirt, or use to make ink prints, or compare your impressions with ones found in the field. Everyone can have fun making tracks—students or campers can take them home or make displays. Clean with soapy cleansers occasionally as needed. Each mold also features the name of the track reversed out so that it appears correctly on the positive.
 
  Bird ScatCast© Replicas
Acorn Naturalists trademark ScatCast© replicas are custom arranged and cast from bird scat samples collected in the field by Acorn Naturalists. Our ScatCast© replicas show every detail found in the original specimen: each is custom cast using tough, natural-looking, non-toxic, flexible vinyl polymers that last for years. Our smaller ScatCast© replicas are arranged and mounted on same color vinyl pads. Larger ones are arranged for a realistic look when placed on trails (many naturalists use these replicas to "seed" trails and then discuss "who was here," predator/prey relationships, or food preferences). To keep ScatCast© replicas looking fresh, clean occasionally with any liquid soap.
 
  Birds of Prey Replica Collection
Selection of high quality, hand-painted owl, eagle and condor replicas. These hand-painted models are phthalate-free and perfect hands-on tools for bird of prey discussions.
 
  Bird Rubber Stamps
These high quality 2-1/2 inch square rubber stamps represent a wide array of mainly north American species. Many of these images are used in the well known Ampersand Press games such as Into the Forest, Krill, The Bug Game, Good Heavens!, The Garden Game, Oh Wilderness! and Predator. Use to expand or customize your own versions of these popular games or supplement your lessons on ecosystems, develop creative art projects, or to enhance animal information available in your classroom or nature center. Each anatomically accurate stamp features a colorful label and is mounted on a sturdy, easy-to-grip, wooden base.
 
  Bird Identification Guides
In this section you will find a compilation of field guides from different sections of this website (field guide section, bird section, etc) all conveniently compiled in one location.
 
  Birds of North America DVD
DVD features all five volumes of the Audubon Society's Video Guide to the Birds of North America. This is the most comprehensive DVD available on North American species.
 
  Bird Life Cycle Series (Ages 5-7)
Young children are naturally curious about birds and their young. Baby Birds explores the robin's life cycle, while the other titles look at the diversity found in bird eggs, nests and rearing methods. Engaging reading for young children ages 5-7.
 
  Birding Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Macroscopes
This section contains a selection of binoculars, spotting scopes and macroscopes. For an explanation of the numbers used to specify binocular magnifications and field of view click here.
 
  Identifying Bird Songs by Sound.
One is often more likely to hears birds than to see them. Resources such as the CD series Birding by Ear will sharpen your skills - learn while driving to your favorite birding location or use in the home or classroom. Also included in this section are are Identiflyers, listening devices and more CD's that include different bird songs along with a myriad of other useful resources for field naturalists, bird watchers, teachers, outdoor educators and camp leaders.
 
  Bird Calls (duck, owl, hawk, crow, and others)
Bird calls are very useful tools for naturalists, outdoor educators, teachers and students interested in studying animal behavior, attracting birds for photographic purposes, or simply surveying an area to determine which species respond under what conditions/seasons. The calls we offer are the finest available, but don’t expect to imitate the animal perfectly the first time you try. The best way to learn is to head into the field and start practicing.
 
  Bird Saving Window Decals
Literally millions of birds are injured each year flying into windows. Over the years, we have tried a number of window guards designed to reduce bird impacts. Of all models tried, this one has proven to be the most effective. The decals appear frosted (yet see-through) for humans, but are coated with a material that reflects UV light, looking like a stoplight to birds (birds see more of the light spectrum than humans). For best results, place one of these 4" diameter, static-cling decals per 3’ x 3’ section of glass. Four patterns, four decals per packet.
 
  Eagles, Hawks, Osprey, Vultures, Falcons
Unique activity guides, DVD's and reference books on birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, osprey, falcons and carrion feeders such as vultures. Also includes detailed hawk, eagle, falcon, vulture and condor skull replicas, useful for studying comparative anatomy in classrooms, nature centers and visitor centers.
 
  Bird Talon Replicas
These realistic bird talon replicas show how raptors are able to grasp their prey securely using their talon hooks. These life-size replicas are cast using durable polymer resins. Includes bald eagle talon replica, golden eagle talon replica, harpy eagle talon replica, peregrine falcon talon replica, red-tailed hawk talon replica, great horned owl talon replica and raven talon replica. For most of these talons we also offer museum quality skull and egg replicas. Complete listings can be found in the reptile, bird and mammal skull replica sections.
 
  SALE ITEMS: Bird Activities Guides and Resources
The bird activity guides and references on sale here are from catalog overstock and special purchases. All of these products are in new, mint condition at prices ranging from 25-65% off. New sale items are constantly being added (and removed when gone).
 

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