Are you or someone in your life an avid bird watcher? I have a few of those in my family – which is why I put together this list of gifts for bird watchers and enthusiasts for you to enjoy. Some are practical, others funny, but all perfect for the outdoor bird lover in our lives!
This past summer I had this blue jay that lived in the tree just outside my office window. It was a big, fat bird. Once I commented to my mom about this and she said, “are you sure she isn’t pregnant?”. Knowing less than I should about birds I shrugged it off, but soon enough there was a nest and little baby birds in my tree.
Anyway, my point here is that birds are quite interesting to watch – even for an amateur.
Gifts That Bird Watchers and Wild Bird Enthusiasts Will Love
Whether someone in your life is getting into this hobby or they’ve been a bird devotee for years and years there’s something to delight them on this list. Try these gifts for Christmas this year or an upcoming birthday!
This is the go-to brand of bird callers. If they don’t have one it would make a great gift or even stocking stuffer idea!
Bird Songs Book
One of the coolest gifts for bird watchers out there, this will help them learn to identify bird calls they hear in the backyard or on their adventures outdoors.
You can’t watch birds if you can’t see them! Binoculars are a must so if they don’t have a pair (or need an upgrade) definitely add these to your bird watcher gift list.
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
This funny book covers 50 common birds that you see often in North America. Give it to a bird enthusiast with a sense of humour about their hobby for a laugh!
I just think this hat is really cute with the embroidered chickadee on it.
Looking for Cool Birds Mug
Hey sometimes it’s nice to be honest! If they love bird watching and silly coffee mugs this is a must have gift for a birding enthusiast.
There’s no time to go pull out a guide when you spot a cool bird outside! These flashcards will help them memorize all the birds in their area easier.
Smart Bird Feeder
This smart bird feeder uses technology to take bird watching to the next level. Not only does it automatically capture bird videos when come up to feed, you can tap in live from anywhere too. Besides that, it also helps identify who’s coming to eat!
What It’s Like to Be a Bird Book
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a bird? This book will take away that guesswork! With information about flying, nesting, eating, singing, and more avid and amateur birdwatchers alike will appreciate this deep-dive into the animals they love to watch.
Bird Brains Trivia Game
There has to be some perk to learning all that birding trivia! This game is fun for bird watchers to play together or show off their knowledge to friends.
Window Bird Feeder
This bird feeder suction cups to the outside of a window so you can see what’s going on inside without disturbing the birds. Great for adults and kids!
Bird Call Necklace
I really like how giftable this engraved bird call necklace is. It comes in a nice wooden holding box – great for sending to someone far away or buying and wrapping up for a bird watcher gift.
Bird Nerd Shirt
Embrace the nerdiness! Especially when it comes to bird watching. This a fun gift for a bird watcher who takes things seriously, but not so much so they won’t love a fun shirt.
If you want a big bird watcher gift idea that wow’s this birdbath is it! I think it would be especially nice as a Mother’s Day gift.
Phone Camera Telescope
Attach your phone to this telescope to increase the magnification to 12x zoom. Great for seeing birds at a distance and taking their picture without a fancy camera.
Aren’t these cute? Handmade for the bird lover in your life, these birds are meant to add a little cheer (and less worry) to the recipient’s home. A great gift idea!
For the bird lover or watcher who has everything else! These birdseed cakes will help bring all the birds to the yard – and this set comes in a box for easy gifting.
Bird Watching Journal
Sure there’s apps for this but some bird watchers perfect recording their bird sightings the good old fashioned way. This isn’t just a regular notebook, the pages are designed to take good quality birdwatching notes!
Funny Bird Coasters
Funny… Or should we say… Punny? These coasters play on the very real ways to describe some common birds that may or may not sound like something dirty if you’re a certain kind of person. (Which hopefully you are.)
Backyard Birding Puzzle
You can’t watch birds all the time! This 1000 piece puzzle will keep them busy for a while and has gorgeous art of a variety of backyard bird species they probably already love.
This pretty scarf would be perfect for the bird lover to wear out or to wear on a birdwatching walk! I love all the different colour and pattern options you can choose from too.
Nice Tits Mug
All your favourite nice tits on one mug! There’s the blue tit, crested tit, marsh tit… Wait, what were you thinking? This would be a funny gift idea for any bird watcher who likes a good pun.
Wingspan Board Game
The bird theme of this game makes it popular choice for bird lovers! If you haven’t played, the goal is to collect birds and score more points than the other players. It’s a bit more complex than common games (like Monopoly) and really fun. The art is gorgeous too.
Funny Birdwatching Shirt
Ever heard of the birds aren’t real conspiracy? If you haven’t, basically it’s a joke (I think) where people pretend (think?) that birds aren’t real. Anyway, this shirt plays on that with a funny image of a bird watching you. A young bird watcher will get the joke!
Backyard Birding Book
Replace this one with your local area if you want or get a general North America guide. I got one of these for my stepdad a few years ago and he keeps it next to the window with his binoculars to watch the birds. It’s so handy!
Hopefully your ideas are in a twitter with these gifts for bird watchers and birding enthusiasts! I know there’s a few things on this list I want as a hobby bird watcher. My fav one is the bird feeder camera, it’s so cool!