Grade: all
Subject: Science

#2676. Europe - most common birds

Science, level: all
Posted Wed Sep 18 04:45:04 PDT 2002 by Zheljko Stanimirovic (
Vukica Mitrovic" Elementary/Middle School, Belgrade, Yugosla, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Materials Required: Internet, encyclopedias, field guides, binoculars, notebooks and writing material
Activity Time: depending on curriculum
Concepts Taught: birds, biodiversity, systematics

In many cases, students are instructed to write a report on certain kind of animal. Animals chosen should be those relevant to student's life. If students live in Europe and do a report on birds, they should write about birds from their surroundings. Here is the list of most common birds of Europe, so students can choose from it or be assigned. The list is compiled from transect data from all over the internet.

Accentor, Hedge (Dunnock)
Bunting, Reed
Chiffchaff, Common
Coot, Common
Falcon, Peregrine
Flycatcher, Spotted
Goldfinch, European
Goose, Greylag
Grebe, Great Crested
Grebe, Little
Greenfinch, European
Gull, Black-headed
Heron, Grey
Kestrel, Common
Lapwing, Northern
Magpie, Black-billed
Martin, House
Nuthatch, Wood
Owl, Little
Pigeon, Rock
Raven, Common
Redstart, Black
Robin, European
Shrike, Red-backed
Sparrow, House
Starling, Common
Stork, Black
Stork, White
Swallow, Barn
Thrush, Song
Tit, Blue
Tit, Coal
Tit, Great
Tit, Long-tailed
Wagtail, White
Wagtail, Yellow
Wheatear, Northern
Whitethroat, Common
Whitethroat, Lesser
Woodpecker, Great Spotted
Woodpecker, Green
Woodpigeon, Common