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Thunder Birds: Nature’s Flying Predators
by Jim Arnosky


Watch Jim Arnosky, the SINGING wildlife artist

Watch video clips of Thunder Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Male Red Hawk brings a tasty carcass back to its nest.
Watch live streaming video from cornellhawks at livestream.com

Eagle Watch LIVE webcam

nytnestcam on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

Watch Decorah Bald Eagles

Video streaming by Ustream

Jim Arnosky Coloring Pages for kids

bluebonnet_clipart.gifBluebonnet Projects for Thunder Birds

These is a suggested list. You are welcome to speak with Ms. Murphy on all your creative ideas for Thunder Bird.

Create a Thunder Bird library display
  • Paper Mache Thunder Bird (owl, eagle, hawk, etc.) Try to make a life size example
  • Create a diorama of a Thunder Bird in its natural habitat..
Web sites featuring "How to Make" a dioramas:Enchanted Learning Craftster HowCast
  • Keep a Thunder Birds Science Journal. Use may use the live webcams to document your observations. Keep careful track of dates and use descriptive words to explain what you are viewing. Include types of birds viewed and a sketches to illustrate. You may also view a series of bird videos from Cornell Lab of Ornithology and record your observations. Share your observations during a library class time.
  • Create a Thunder Bird book. You may sketch your own birds or use some from Jim Arnosky's coloring pages Add interesting facts about each bird, description of habitat, diet, include a map of where they live and anything else you think would be interesting to other students.


Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com
Jim Arnosky
Sterling Publishing, Inc.
Penguin Young Readers (video of Jim singing)
Enchanted Learning
How Cast
Cornell Lab of Ornithology