Activity 1: where I go biking, there are two different habitats: forested and wetlands/shorelines - and very different types of birds are found in each one. In the wetlands/shorelines, I’ve spotted osprey, cormorants, kingfishers, herons, gulls, a great egret and common terns. In the forested area, the birds are very different. I’ve spotted American goldfinches, sparrows, and cedar waxwings. Definitely I can see the difference in what these birds prefer in terms of habitats.
Activity 1: I picked the wood duck. On my first birding tour in California, this was one of the many birds I saw. It was beautiful. What is even more interesting about the wood duck is what our tour guide shared about the ducklings. They live high inside a tree and then, when ready, fall to the forest floor. You can find many videos online of this happening. Very amazing.
Activity 3: I pick the northern cardinal. I see him all the time in my backyard (southern Ontario) and his call is so distinct that I always look for him. The female is difficult to spot (of course) but she sometimes makes an appearance or I can hear her as well.