BIRD Book Look – ALL 45 Chapter Links


Jump right in to Chapter 1- Begin HERE



Chapter 1 – House Wren

Chapter 2 – House Sparrow

Chapter 3 – Sparrows

Chapter 4 – Chipping + Vesper Sparrows

Chapter 5 – Robin + Bluebird

Chapter 6 – Phoebe + Least Flycatcher

Chapter 7 – Flycatcher + Kingbird

Chapter 8 – Wood Pewee

Chapter 9 – Woodcock + Sandpiper

Chapter 10 – Red-winged Blackbird + Flicker

Chapter 11 – Woodpeckers

Chapter 12 – Cowbird + Baltimore Oriole

Chapter 13 – Orchard Oriole + Bobolink

Chapter 14 – Bobwhite + Meadowlark

Chapter 15 – Tree Swallow + Chimney Swift

Chapter 16 – Barn Swallow + Purple Martin

Chapter 17 – Blue Jay + Crow

Chapter 18 – Crow + Ovenbird + Redtail Hawk

Chapter 19 – Ruffed Grouse + Purple Grackle

Chapter 20 – Osprey + Bald Eagle

Chapter 21 – Kingfisher + Blue Heron

Chapter 22 – Bank Swallow + American Kestrel

Chapter 23 – Nighthawk + Whip-poor-will

Chapter 24 – Redstart + Yellow Warbler

Chapter 25 – More Warblers

Chapter 26 – Even More Warblers

Chapter 27 – Cardinal + Catbird

Chapter 28 – Rose-breasted Grosbeak + Scarlet Tanager

Chapter 29 – Vireo + Another Warbler

Chapter 30 – Thrasher + Mockingbird

Chapter 31 – Wood Thrush + Veery

Chapter 32 – Eastern Towhee + Indigo Bunting

Chapter 33 – Purple Finch + Goldfinch

Chapter 34 – Mourning Dove + Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Chapter 35 – Loggerhead Shrike + Hummingbird

Chapter 36 – European Starling + Cedar Waxwing

Chapter 37 – Black-capped Chickadee

Chapter 38 – Canada Goose + Common Loon

Chapter 39 – White-breasted Nuthatch + Brown Creeper

Chapter 40 – Tree Sparrow + Junco

Chapter 41 – Snow Bunting + Horned Lark

Chapter 42 – Eastern Screech Owl

Chapter 43 – Ruffed Grouse + Crossbill

Chapter 44 – Pine Grosbeak + Common Redpoll

Chapter 45 – Northern Goshawk + Great Horned Owl


P.L.A.Y. in Place Projects


Try these activities to extend your bird story adventures:


Source: Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess

P.L.A.Y. has provided a new online version of all 45 chapters of this updated and annotated 100+ year old public domain classic to:

  • be suitable for the 21st century family by having the Thornton Burgess woodland characters evolve to model mindfulness and loving kindness
  • highlight and bring awareness to the New England nature settings and offer an opportunity to learn more about birds and other woodland animals through this story adventure
  • create story extension moments through P.L.A.Y. suggested activities and investigations for making new nature connections generated by the reader’s own curiosity
  • encourage families to keep their own nature notebooks for drawing, writing, painting, and recording their own local daily outdoor P.L.A.Y. adventures.

Time to P.L.A.Y. – Pass it on!