Hi, kids! Below are some coloring pages, but first there’s a word search with names of the most important places in Pennsylvania that we need to protect in order to help birds. The word search also has names of some special birds. You can learn more about these super-cool places and see pictures of these beautiful birds here.

In the word search, the names of places and birds won’t have any spaces or anything except letters. So the name of the really pretty bird called a Black-throated Blue will just look like BLACKTHROATEDBLUE. Words can go in any direction, and they can share letters if they cross over each other. If you’re stuck, scroll down to the answer key at the end.

SAVE BIRDS

BIRD HANGOUT

INSECTS

HAWK MOUNTAIN

SNOW GOOSE

IBA (= Important Bird and Biodiversity Area)

PRESQUE ISLE

MOUNT ZION PINEY TRACT

BARRENS AT SCOTIA

MIDDLE CREEK WMA (WMA = Wildlife Management Area)

KITTATINNY RIDGE

JOHN HEINZ NWR (NWR = National Wildlife Refuge)

RUFFED GROUSE

BLACK-THROATED BLUE

MERLIN

HENSLOW’S SPARROW

RED KNOT

PROTECT

HABITAT

Answer Key:

Game prepared by Christine M. Du Bois, Ph.D., Bird Town Coordinator of the Lansdowne Bird Town

Image Credits:

Word search was generated at Discovery Education

Flying Snow Goose coloring page, by Nata Silina, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Ruffed Grouse coloring page, by Yulia Znayduk, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. This coloring page is a derivative work (tracing copy of photography work). Original image credit: Bonasa umbellus 1905, from Birds and Nature, public domain

Red Knot coloring page, by Delaware Sea Grant College Program, used with permission