Junior Birder Program

Welcome to the Wings Over Florida Junior Birder Program. The program was developed to help teachers introduce younger students (3rd - 4th grade) to bird watching.

This guide has two parts, a teacher's guide with background, resources and specific directions to lead students through the program. It also has a guide for students that introduces nearly 50 species of common birds found in Florida. The activities cover important science and language arts benchmarks for Sunshine State Standards and FCAT writing prompts.

To make this program widely available we have posted it below. Print one teacher's guide and one student guide. Make two-sided copies of the student guide with page 1 and 2 back to back, page 3 and 4 back to back and so on. Copy one guide for each student. The pages are laid out so the two-sided pages can be folded in half to make a small booklet.

When students have identified and listed 15 birds, they receive the hummingbird certificate. We have posted the hummingbird certificate in full color for your convenience.

Bird Detective Activity Guide

  • Teacher's Guide

  • Student Guide 
    Print page one on the back of the cover/index. Print page 3 on the back of page 2, page 5 on the back of page 4, etc. When you put these in order and fold them, you will have a booklet.


To order the certificates for Junior Birders and/or for information about this program please contact Andy Wraithmell at andy.wraithmell@myfwc.com or (850) 488 9453

Don't stop now! There are many more birds for you to see. Increase your list of Florida birds with the Wings Over Florida Certificate Program.


Further Reading