Written by Susan Edwards Richmond
Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Age Level: 4 - 8
Grade Level: K – 2
Have you heard of a Christmas Bird Count? I hadn’t, but the Audubon Society does one every year, and author Susan Richmond has been counting birds for 14 of them. She is the perfect person to tell the story of Ava, bird lover and girl citizen scientist.
The Christmas Bird Count has 3 rules: 1. Count every bird you hear or see. 2. At least 2 people must see or hear each bird. 3. The hardest – you can only count a bird once. If you think you’ve seen or heard it before, you can’t count it again.
Want to learn more about the Christmas Bird Count, read the back matter. It’ll tell you more about each bird and how to join the count.