We have had more rainy than sunny days, so our birdwatching list is a little slim. But we have a giveaway to make up the difference! Crowes Nest Media has graciously offered a FREE copy of Your Backyard DVD. This DVD features 18 feeder birds, their eating and living habitats and lots of great video of these birds in action. Perfect for families who are just starting to learn how to bird. It does focus mostly on Eastern birds, east of the Mississippi River.
Now, I have to say I have had some sketchy experiences with homeschool DVD productions. But, this video is excellent quality, and the actors are wonderful (the Crowe children). I needed more help on a few of my bird calls and I was able to identify the Red-Winged Blackbird from the DVD. I had heard this bird earlier in the day and I did not recognize it.
My only complaint is that they did not include directions for making the Orange Bird Feeder for the oriole. I have scoured the internet to find directions!
I did receive a free copy to review. But, I plan on using the discount code to buy one of these for my nephews because I LOVE it that much. There is another DVD in the works to be out later this summer and I hope I get to review that one too!
I think children, schooled or homeschooled will love this DVD from about age 3 up. We have all enjoyed it, multiple times. Also, there is no goofy music that gets stuck in your head:)
Also, for those who would like to purchase a copy, they are offering a BIG discount (usually $19.95), they only cost $12.00 if you use the discount code: Tweet. He! He! This discount code is good for today until April 9, which is 3 days after the drawing, for those who don't win. This giveaway starts today and ends April 6, at midnight. Random drawing with the announcement of the winner on April 7.
- leave a comment telling me what your favorite bird is and why
- blog about it and come back and tell me your link.
- tweet about it and link up to follow me on Twitter (@birdnscrap), then come back and tell me.
- link on Facebook and come and tell me.
- purchase one copy from Crowes Nest Media, and come back and tell me.
- Carolina Wren
- Mounring Dove
- Pine Siskin
- Eastern Towhee
- Song Sparrow
- Belted Kingfisher
- Purple Finch
- Red Winged Blackbird
- Tufted Titmouse
- Carolina Chickadee
- Chipping Sparrow
- N Cardinal
- Blue Jay
- Great Blue Heron
- Field Sparrow
- Mallard Duck
Disclaimer: I received no other compensation than a copy of Your Backyard DVD to review. Also, my quotation/apostrophe key is not working.