This photograph was taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Desert Duets: Greater Roadrunner Activity Web Page

In Mexico, people often call the roadrunner "paisano." This Spanish word means friend, pal, or countryman. Roadrunners are active during the day. Except when sleeping in bushes and trees at night, they spend most of their time on the ground. This means that people can observe roadrunners more closely than many other birds.

Read the information on this Web site and in the other recommended resources. If you share the roadrunner's habitat, observe one of these birds in the wild.

Write a journal entry that includes the most curious information you've learned about roadrunners. Remember, include a date and a time on your journal entry that makes sense. For example, at what time of year are rattlesnakes available as food for roadrunners? Would roadrunners hunt a rattlesnake during the day or at night?

Illustrate your journal entry.

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 18 July 2008