The Birds of Salem webpage is being developed and maintained by a group of sixth grade students who are (1). interested in bird watching and (2). interested in educating the parents and students who visit their middle school campus.
Starting in the winter of 2012, the club began making regular trips around their campus in an attempt to spot the different kinds of birds that are living around them. After spotting each new species, members of the club wrote posts introducing the species to their readers.
The site was shared with the media center and the PTA in the hopes that it would become a resource for visitors, faculty and students alike.
While the site is less active today — the school schedule has changed making it difficult for students to go on bird watching trips — there are recent plans to relaunch in the spring of 2013.