Thunder Birds

Book Trailers & Other Links

Jim Arnosky’s website including a biography and coloring pages for many animals as well as a list of his books: www.jimarnosky.com

Print interview with Jim Arnosky which includes his comments about Thunder Birdshttp://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2011/04/jim-arnosky-for-the-love-of-wildlife.html#more-10368

Video of approximately 1 minute of Jim Arnosky singing about what he does.  Also includes a print interview with him.  (Done before he published Thunder Birds):  http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/youngreaders/teachers-librarians/author_appearance/arnosky.html

Print interview with Jim Arnosky.  (Done before he published Thunder Birds): http://www.teachingbooks.net/content/interviews/Arnosky_qu.pdf

Reviews of several other Arnosky books, as well as a biography: http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/mai_arnosky_jim.html

Print interview with Jim Arnosky.  (Done before he published Thunder Birds): http://bookpage.com/interview/talking-more-than-turkey%3A-an-interview-with-jim-arnosky

Articles and resources on bird watching and what to observe:
http://www.oh-pin.org/articles/pex-04-bird-watching-helps-child.pdf

List of websites, lesson plans and webquests on birds for teachers: http://www.cumbavac.org/Birds.htm

Information about different birds, including an interactive game, etc: http://www.bonnecherepark.on.ca/html/programs/resources-birds.html

Resources for peregrine falcon information and activities.  Link to library/online scavenger hunt questions which can be adapted by you to fit your bird and state: http://www.cyberbee.com/falcon_sites.html

Relates several Native American legends about the thunderbird: http://www.tatooshsailor.com/Thunderbird.html
http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore90.html

Videos

Video of various birds of prey.  Many of the examples show prey being swooped up by the talons.  4:07 min.

{from here: http://youtu.be/hdAsy7qqIJs}

Video and stills of many kinds of birds of prey described in a song, “Birds of Prey are Cool.”  No prey attacks in this video.  11:24 min.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3162680052392672675

Video with good raptor flight footage.  (1:07 minutes):
http://seerockcity.com/pages/Rock-City-Raptors/#

Falconry:  Shows hunting crows with a hawk and a falcon.  Note:  Attacks shown. (3:58 minutes):

{from here: http://youtu.be/_nCxshztRX0}

Falconry:  shows hunting rabbits and squirrels.  Note:  Attacks shown.  (4:40 minutes):

{from here: http://youtu.be/M292KNc5uBI}

Falconry:  Beginning the training of a harpy eagle.  No sound.  3:38 min.

{from here: http://youtu.be/IeP1CBrkJtc}

Mesmerizing footage of an owl attacking the camera in slow motion.  No sound.  (23 seconds):

{from here: http://youtu.be/hLQ7a6a4OFY}

Sound video of a red tailed hawk screaming.  (8 seconds):

{from here: http://youtu.be/33DWqRyAAUw}

“Hoot.” DVD produced by Newline films.  90 minutes.  Movie based on the book of the same name by Carl Hiaasen.  (Can probably be found in your local school or public library.)

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