What's in our neighborhood?

How would you describe your neighborhood to someone who has never visited? Brainstorm about 10 phrases to describe your habitat, such as lots of trees, some tall buildings, many trees, blacktop everywhere, etc.
1. Our school is in a valley with oak woodlands and evergreen forest nearby.
2. We have a creek below our big lower field.
3. There's a long wooden fence that many birds use for perching, and some telephone poles that are granary trees for our Acorn Woodpeckers.
4. We have two small garden areas, two apple trees, a couple of cherry plum trees, and several nesting boxes for bluebirds or tree swallows.
5. There is a big parking lot in front of the school and a blacktop area on the playground.
6. There is a bird bath and a big open bird feeder outside the third grade classroom.

Write an overall description of your habitat, including a photos if you can.

What features make our neighborhood a suitable place for birds?

There are native plants outside the third grade classroom, huge oak trees, a feeder, nest boxes and a creek nearby.

What birds do you regularly see on your bird counts?

We see many types of finches-House, Purple and Cassin's, the Oak Titmouse, Tree Swallows, Crows, Ravens, the Black Headed Grosbeak, White-Crowned Sparrows, Golden Crowned Sparrows, Red-tailed Hawks, lots of Scrub Jays, Acorn Woodpeckers, and sometimes we see Great Blue Herons from our classroom window.