About the Sea Birds Lesson
A lesson on the characteristics of sea birds. The reading is accompanied by true/false questions.
• To introduce students to the characteristics of sea birds.
There are hundreds of species of birds that rely on various aspects of an ocean habitat for survival and these are typically called sea birds or marine birds. Most sea birds like the albatross, penguins, pelicans, and cormorants live on the open sea and come to land for reproduction. Another category of birds are called shore birds. These species basically remain on land and feed on sea creatures and insects that live on the shoreline edge of the ocean, the tidewater area. Examples of shore birds include sandpipers and oystercatchers. Other birds such as sea gulls are adapted to a life that is equally at home on land or on the ocean.