A discussion about what attracts birds to live in towns and cities. Some live in green spaces, others make their homes in buildings, still more are attracted to leftover food. The numbers of some species are falling, but providing food and habitats in your home or garden can help preserve them.

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

When learning about life processes and habitats, this clip can be used to model what animals need to survive. They can be used to design and create bird houses out of recycled materials to provide food, shelter and protection for local birds. A follow up activity could be to use identification keys to spot birds in the local area. An investigation activity may involve children conducting a daily bird survey to find out what times of day different birds are around.