Watch Episode 12: Waterbirds
Inside the Episode
Episode 12 of Untamed highlights the diverse group of wildlife known as waterbirds -- loons, herons, egrets, ducks, geese, grebes, pelicans, and more -- which makes up 30 families, and, collectively about 800 species. Waterbirds can be found in the mountains, rivers, marshes, and coastal plains; each adapted to their specific environment. Whether year-round residents or long-distance migrants, many waterbirds depend on critical wetland habitats. Learn more about these amazing avian wildlife and how we can change our behaviors to help their habitats and populations.
Read the stories of the waterbirds featured inside this episode!
Learn more about the people in the episode.
Plastic is a real issue for many waterbirds and other marine life -- read Plastic Ocean by Charles Moore, one of our Wildlife Book Club books. And, check out what we're reading now and join us for the next online meeting!
Interested in the One Health concept? Check our Dr. Peach's blog post in honor of One Health Day [every November 3].
Check out our Waterbirds playlist on YouTube!
- No Crackers for Quackers: The Problem with Feeding Ducks
- Clear Your Gear: Learn about Threats to Wildlife from Fishing Tackle
- Have you found a Mallard Duck nest? Check out our nest advice here to keep mom and babies safe!
- Ban on Lead in Waterfowl Hunting: Ingestion of Lead and Nontoxic Shotgun Pellets by Ducks in the Mississippi Flyway
- Why are Wetlands Important?
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing.
- Untamed Watch-along Worksheet: Waterbirds (best-suited for grades 5 and up)
Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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