A look at the different foods eaten by urban birds. Nuts, insects, worms, slugs, mealworms and fruit all contribute to their diet.

This clip is from:
See You See Me, Urban Birds
First broadcast:
24 January 2008

Students could observe and identify birds in their local area. They could make bird feeders to attract birds to the playground and identify them. The food sources of each of these local birds could then be researched and used to explore food chains. A food chain could then be created for each of the birds researched. Students could use these food chains to explore the impact of environmental changes on local birds. They could explore issues such as litter, pollution, rural land redevelopment or any other issue which relates to their local area.

Alternatively, students could explore how birds find and gather these different food sources. They could research the physical and behavioural characteristics that the birds have adapted in order to ensure their survival.