The requirements for the Advanced Birds honor are as follows:
Know the laws protecting birds in your state or province.
Describe a bird accurately by using standard names for each part of
In what ways are the feet, legs, and beak of birds variously
modified to adapt them to their environment?
Identify on a bird's wing the primaries, secondaries, coverts,
axilars, and alulae.
Describe the functions and purposes of bird banding, telling in
particular how banding contributes to our knowledge about bird
Name the six main migratory bird flyways used by birds in North
Give the migration routes and terminal destinations for ten
different migratory bird species.
Describe at least three different ways that birds are able to orient
themselves in their movements across the globe.
Make a list of 60 species of wild birds, including birds from at
least ten different orders, that you personally have observed and
positively identified by sight out of doors. For each species on
this list note the following:
Habitat (i.e., field, woods, river, lake, etc.)
Status where observed (permanent resident, winter resident, summer
resident, migrant, vagrant)
Present lists of birds, showing the greatest number of species seen
out of doors in:
One day (with at least six hours in the field)
Your lifetime (all birds observed by you in your lifetime to date)
Make a list of ten species of wild birds that you personally have
positively identified by sound out of doors, and describe or imitate
these bird sounds as best you can.
Lead a group in a bird observation walk or tell two Bible stories in
which a bird was significant.
Skill Level 3