Conservation of Migratory Birds
Grade Level: 6-8
Author: Doreen Tylak, Winston-Salem, NC
Many birds that we see in the U.S. live in the tropical rainforests during our winter.
As rainforests are cut down, those birds lose their winter homes. This has caused a
decrease in some bird populations. Some of these migratory birds are precious songbirds.
Others are insect-eaters, which benefit the U.S. farmer tremendously by devouring insect pests.
Through research and discussion, the student will recognize a relationship between
organisms and the environment. The student is expected to:
- illustrate bird migration between the U.S. and Belize.
- identify three migratory birds and the environment necessary for their survival.
- describe current conservation issues in Belize affecting bird life.
- report how birds in the U.S. have been impacted by changes in their environment in Belize
The student will use a website resource list to locate information on the topics outlined above.
The student will successfully complete website research by writing a report containing information
on the topics outlined above.