Birds & Birding
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a Bird Feeder and Study the Birds in Your Backyard! [E]
Why feeding wild ducks is harmful to the ducks and the environment [P] [P]
Investigate the Sprague�s Pipit [P] [P]
Explore the sage grouse. [P]
Explore the burrowing owl [P]
Egg & Chicken Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine which type of birds prefer which type of birdseed [E]
Discover if birds will migrate a short distance when they run out of food. [E]
Predict a Bird's Lifestyle Based on Its Feet? [E]
The Effect of Bird Formation on Flight Efficiency [E]
What Seeds Do Birds Prefer to Eat? [E]
The Effect of Different Colored Bird Feeders On How Much Seed Wild Birds Eat [P]
To what color of bird feeders are birds most attracted? [P]
Which type of birdfeed do birds prefer? [P]
Birds and birding resource [E]
Egg & Chicken Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Human Presence Impacts on Lagoon Bird Response [E]
Determine whether there is a relationship between air temperature and where and when birds migrate. [E]
Human Presence Impacts on Lagoon Bird Response [E]
Correlation of Owl Limpet Size to Population Density and Intertidal Disribution [E]
Does the sharpness and size of a beak affect how hard a bird can bite or puncture? [E]
Determine if hummingbirds prefer colored nectar from the warm end of the color spectrum (red, yellow) versus the cool end (blue, violet). [E]
Explore the Roles of Color and Sugar Content in Hummingbirds' Food Preferences. [E]
Test How Migratory Birds Navigate [E]
What Concentration of Sugar Is Most Preferred by Hummingbirds? [E]
Find out whether button quails lay more eggs in a light environment than in darkness. [E]
Which Sugars Do Hummingbirds Prefer? [E]
Find out if there is a common perching distance between pigeons on different perches. [E]
See if a single homing pigeon will fly faster in cooler morning conditions or in warmer late afternoon conditions. [E]
An environmentally safe, effective and harmless deterrent to keep away unwanted pest birds from crops. [E]
Which of the primary colors are birds attracted to? [P]
Feeding Preferences of Woodland Birds [E]
Find out what is the most suitable environment for bird feeding. [P]
The Analysis of Juvenile vs. Adult Prey in Barn Owl Pellets [E]
Find out how many weeks it would take to condition my pet bird "Sunny" to respond to the sound of a bell even when no food was present. [E]
Are birds attracted to brighter or darker ultraviolet colors? [E]
Determine the December food habits of the Eagle Lake Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum) in Eagle Lake located in Northeastern California. [E]
A few egg experiments [E]
A few embryology projects [E]
Find out if bacteria samples from landfowl or waterfowl would produce the most bacterial growth. [E]
Egg & Chicken Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Linking Expression and Function of the human gene FoxP2 in Adult Songbirds Using Operant Preference Testing [E]
Why Do Birds Fly in a V-formation? [E]
Factors Affecting Competition for Food in a Woodland Bird Community [E]
Diet, Development, and Immunocompetence in Adolescent Zebra Finches [E] [E]
Do birds respond to different colored seeds? [E]
Diffusion and osmosis in animal cells [E]
Egg & Chicken Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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