Bird Study Badge

Bird Study Merit Badge

Burpee is offering In-Person and Virtual Merit Badges

In this class, scouts will earn their Bird Study Merit Badge. Be prepared to look for these amazing creatures outside. We’ll discover amazing bird adaptations using mounts and other items from the Museum’s Collections. Scouts will learn how to use field guides and binoculars and use their new skills to identify birds found on the museum grounds, or in their own local park. Some homework is required, worksheets will be provided upon registration. If the homework is completed, the scouts will have earned their Bird Study Merit Badge and our registered counselors can sign off on their Blue Cards.

To Register:

Call 815-965-3433 to register, or register online


Scout Participant $15

Scout Leaders Attend FREE, extra adults/siblings $6.00 each. 

In-Person Classes:

May 13th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual Classes:

March 19th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Please Note:

Burpee does not provide patches/badges.  In Person check-in starts 15 minutes before the program start time, please plan to be here early so we can start on time. 

Cancellation/refund policy:

If cancellation is received 10 clear days ahead of the date a refund less 20% will be issued. Please be aware that we sometimes have to cancel a program because it did not reach the minimum registration requirement – Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up or your program may already be cancelled! Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit registrations and cancel any program for any reason. Every effort will be made to contact participants

All programs presented at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103