Children and Family Programs

Bird Study Merit Badge (in-person)

Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum.

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Earn a bird study merit badge at The Morton Arboretum while investigating the variety and different uses of feathers, beaks, and feet. During this program, you will learn to identify birds by sight and sound using a field guide; use binoculars to make skilled observations of birds in local habitats; and build a bird feeder to attract birds to your own backyard.

  • Notes: Homework is required. This class is designed for boy scouts working on their merit badge requirements. Limit 14. Open to ages 11-17.
  • Required Reading: Bird Study Merit Badge Booklet

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