Bird of Prey Adaptations

Delve into the world of survival and find out just how amazing nature really is.

We have created a series of tasks for groups to investigate throughout their visit with the level based on their age and key stage.

On arrival, tasks will be provided for groups that encourage pupils to look out for particular information and adaptations. This information can be gathered by pupils from the species signs around the grounds, observing the birds in their aviaries and during the commentary of the demonstrations.

All organisms have physical and behavioural adaptations that have evolved over time and these adaptations aid their survival. Their ability to find and secure food, as well as finding somewhere safe to live is largely dependent on these adaptations. Birds of prey are in no short supply of incredible adaptations and we have some great examples on show right here at the Trust.

Later in the visit, after the pupils have had the chance to explore the grounds and catch a display, we will meet up for our activity. Looking at some of the big physical adaptations of the birds we’ll discuss how these special features help the bird to survive and do everything it needs to do.

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Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 3


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