If you know someone who loves birds of prey, especially hawks, and in particular Red-shouldered Hawks, we've got some fun photo gift ideas for you.
Here we have gifts featuring a detailed photographic portrait of Red-shouldered Hawk. The featured bird is an adult in fine plumage. This wild bird was hunting from a perch at the time the photo was taken in central Florida, where Red-shouldered Hawks are the most abundant diurnal (daytime) bird of prey.
This original photo is available on a wide variety of gift items, including the novelties you see below. To see the full collection, click here: Red-shouldered Hawk Portrait gifts. Production partner Zazzle also makes it easy to transfer designs to other gift ideas; look for the words Transfer design to a product on any product page to get the simple process started!
What's a nyctophile, and what does it have to do with owls? A nyctophile is a person, animal, or thing that prefers darkness. It can also mean one that prefers the nighttime. The fact that most owls are nocturnal makes this 5-star word apply to most species of owl. Maybe it describes you too?
This fun design for night owls or owl lovers features a wide-eyed un-tufted owl (maybe a Northern Saw-whet?) flying with wide eyes in a starry night sky. We thought this would be a fun and appropriate design to share as we move deeper into fall and celebrate our spookiest holiday, Halloween!
This original owl design is shown here on a black kid's shirt. You can also find this design on a variety of t-shirt styles as well as gifts and novelty items; see some ideas below.
This design features the classic cut-out triangle eyes and nose of a carved Halloween pumpkin. The eyes and nose seem familiar, but there's something interesting going on with the pumpkin face's mouth -- it's a silhouette of a swift-type bird!
This fun bird/jackolantern mashup design for Halloween is perfect for birders, birdwatchers, and bird lovers to wear on and around the spooky holiday season! Spread fun Halloween cheer and your love of birds and/or swifts with this unique, simple Halloween-bird jack-o-lantern design! It's perfect for everyone who loves birds and anyone who works with these amazing flying creatures, like zookeepers, professional bird guides, veterinarians, environmental educators, ornithologists, and more!
Shown here on a premium unisex tee in orange, this design can be purchased in cuts for women or kids, and in other apparel styles highlighted below.
Today's featured shirt features an image by the most famous ornithological artist of all time, John James Audubon. This is his painting of Turkey Vultures.
The detailed life-like image is of an adult Turkey Vulture above and a juvenile bird below. The birds are perched on horizontal branches of a snag; the lower bird has its wings spread so you can see the white trailing edges.
The Audubon image is shown here on a Men's Basic American Apparel tee, a comfortable top made of 100% fine jersey cotton. Pick up this beautiful work by Audubon on other apparel items or novelties and gifts here: Audubon's Turkey Vulture. Check out some of the options below.
This fun spoof design for birders is based on the the British war propaganda poster that reads "Keep Calm and Carry On." Here, though, the text reads "Keep Calm and Carry Bins." Bins is short for binoculars -- something birders should always carry, for sure. The familiar crown from the original poster design is here replaced with a silhouette pair of binoculars.
This original spoof design is shown here on a premium metal keychain. This design is also available on a variety of different t-shirts and novelty items. Find the perfect gift here: Keep Calm and Carry Bins.
This funny Real Birders Use Four-Letter Words t-shirt is a fun gift idea for birders. Do you know the meaning of four-letter word in this context? Let me explain...
Bird banders (also called bird ringers, especially in the United Kingdom) use four-letter codes to identify the species they band (or ring).
Birders and others can use these extremely handy 4-letter codes as they record the birds they observe. The codes aren't difficult to decipher or use; there are general rules to ascertaining the code for a particular species, with exceptions across the bird world in cases where names would result in identical codes. It's not too hard, especially if you take the time to learn the basic rules and become accustomed to the codes for your most commonly seen birds.
This kind of shorthand can be handy to use, but some who don't use the codes may find the use of them in everyday conversation annoying, confusing, or even elitist. Yes, the use of codes in some birding circles is "controversial". Ugh.
"Real birders use four-letter words" is a funny slogan for birdwatchers, especially those accustomed to using the handy and easy to learn series of banding codes. This text slogan design includes silhouettes of some different birds, along with their four-letter banding codes, to make the message clear. For those who don't use codes, here's a translation: Phainopepla; Bald Eagle; Ring-billed Gull; Mourning Dove; Mallard; and Brown-headed Cowbird.
Shown here on a black and heather long sleeve unisex raglan tee, this design can be found on other apparel options; see some of the choices below.