Ultimate Birdwatching Adventure

September 14, 2023

Innovation has taken flight at The Tech Interactive with the new Tech Studio experience “Just Wing It” and the much-awaited return of “Building for Birdie.”

Now, grab your imaginary binoculars and take off on your own birding adventure through The Tech Interactive. If you loved this activity, head over to the IMAX Dome Theater to see several of these birds make an appearance in “Wings Over Water.” You won’t EGRET it!

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Featured in Wings Over Water!

Habitat: Marshes, woods, swamps, streams, bushes

Food: Insects, small invertebrates and fruits

Fun Fact: When another bird lays eggs in my nest I will build another nest right on top, sometimes making a nest up to six layers tall!

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Featured in Wings Over Water!

Habitat: Marshes, prairies, tundra

Food: Plants, grains, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates

Fun Fact: I am a great dancer. I use my head and wings to leap and bow, it’s very graceful!



Featured in Wings Over Water!

Habitat: Wetlands, city parks

Food: Seeds, plants, small insects and invertebrates

Fun Fact: If you want to feed me at the local park I don’t need bread. You can feed me lettuce, cabbage, or peas, but not too much please!

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Habitat: Oak woodlands

Food: Insects

Fun Fact: You’ll almost always spot me among oak trees. However, I do not eat acorns!

Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Habitat: Open woodlands, coastal scrub, chaparral, gardens and parks

Food: Nectar, small insects

Fun Fact: Despite my size, I am pretty territorial and defensive of my food, chasing away other hummingbirds and even insects.

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Habitat: Open areas, parks

Food: Insects, fruit

Fun Fact: I can mimic other birds and learn over 200 songs!

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Habitat: Open areas, grasslands, woodlands, deserts, fields, parks

Food: Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians

Fun Fact: My eyesight is eight times as powerful as that of humans’ and I can spot a mouse on the ground while flying from 100 feet above!