Free Printable Bird Book for Birding with Kids

Print out this free printable bird book and record all your backyard and neighborhood birds next time you’re on a walk or birdwatching! It’s designed for younger children (preschool, kindergarten, and first grade) and provides space for illustrations and details for each bird.

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Do your kids get excited to spot birds like ours do? We are huge birdwatchers here!   Even our 2 year old, Theo, gets into it!

Birding with children is one of our favorite things to do. Birdwatching is free, you can do it just about anywhere, and it’s a great learning opportunity that takes place right outside!


If you’d like to learn more about how we encourage birdwatching, please see our previous post, Birding with Kids.


To make birding even easier for our kids, I created a birdwatching book specifically for younger children. I kept the wording and graphics simple so the kids can easily focus on their work. There’s a place to record the date a particular bird was spotted, an area to draw a picture of the bird, a place to write the name of the bird, and then a section at the bottom of the page to record any other information you’d like~ maybe what the bird was doing when you saw it or where you were when you saw the bird.




It’s pretty easy to put together. First, print out the free cover and fold it in half. Then print out as many bird book pages as you’d like. (I printed mine out back-to-back to save paper.) Cut the bird book pages in half and place them inside the folded front cover. Then just staple it closed!


Free Cover

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Free Pages

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We keep our bird books right by our backdoor with our other birding resources so we can easily access them when we spot a new bird. Some of our favorite books for birding are:


Beginning Birdwatcher’s Bookby Sy Barlowe

Young Birders Guide Birds NA (Books) (Kids)

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)


You can see my previous post, Bird Books & Resources for Adults and Children, for some of our other favorite birdwatching resources.

Since the homemade book is also nice and lightweight, we can bring it with us on walks and outings in case we spot any new birds!  I’m sure these birding books will be coming along with us on our future summer road trips!


If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in these past posts:


Learning All About Birds Roundup



Bird Craft and Project Roundup



Lucy’s Bird Birthday Party



Fizz, Pop, Bang! 40 Playful Science and Math Activities for Kids


  1. Thanks for the printable! I pinned it and printed it out to use with my girls who are TOTALLY into birds right now!

  2. I just love reading your bird-related posts! I’m going to pin this to use later with my preschoolers. My son will love trying it over the summer too. 🙂

  3. I love this! I can’t wait until my 4-year-old is ready for some bird watching, but she doesn’t have any interest in it so far.

    • It’s so fun to see all the different interests that children have. I love to just sit back and observe them! (And you can just save this link in case some interest in birds shows up in the future!) 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing. My three year old lives bird watching!

  5. What an excellent idea.

  6. Love this post! Pinned it!

  7. Very cool freebie.

    I featured this on TGIF this week here: Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us! Hope to see you linked up again later today.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Thanks for sharing…we are birdwatchers too! I’ve got a few cool pictures of birds I’ve shared on my blog…hopefully you can come by for a visit sometime:)

  9. Dana has a great tutorial for making a Summer Stories Journal by sewing the pages together instead of cutting and stapling. I made some for party favors. I think I’ll make some birding journals and take my grandchildren birdwatching.

  10. I love this, Chelsey! What great exposure to birding with little ones. Love the printable, too!


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