Funny Song Bird Mnemonics T-Shirts for Birders

Mnemonics are memory aids. To help remember bird songs and calls, sometimes birdwatchers use mnemoics, or phrases that sound like the bird sounds. Often these phrases are funny made up sayings that help jog the memory while also tickling the funny bone. Here are some funny t-shirts for birders featuring memorable bird song mnemonics.

What Cheer Cheer Cheer Northern Cardinal Song Shirt

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The Northern Cardinal has a cheerful-sounding song, so it makes sense that the common mnemonic exudes cheer. Do you hear them singning, "What cheer, what cheer, cheer cheer cheer?!" If you hear such cheer, this funny bird-lover quote t-shirt was made for you.

Pleased To Meet Ya Chestnut-sided Warbler Song Shirt

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Ah, warbler song! Those beautiful notes we need to recall each spring as the migrants make their way through our territory once more. Remember the song of the Chestnut-sided Warbler with this fun bird song quote t-shirt that uses the CSWA mnemonic: "Pleased pleased pleased to meet ya!"

Funny Warbling Vireo Mnemonic Song T-Shirt for Birders

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The quote on this shirt is big and bold. The mnemonic for the Warbling Vireo's complicated song is long and funny. Only fellow birders will understand the saying on this shirt: "If I see you I will seize you and I'll squeeze you till you squirt!"

Drink Your Tea! Funny Eastern Towhee Song Shirt

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The elegant Eastern Towhee has an elegant mnemonic for its elegant song: "Drink your tea!" Birders will recognize this text t-shirt design as being bird-themed. Others might think you have a thing for Earl Gray.

Purple Martin Landlord Hat

Purple Martins are large swallows that live in the New World. These migrant birds winter in South America and breed across North America.  The species is known for its near-reliance on manmade structures for their nesting. This is especially true for Purple Martins that nest across eastern portions of...

Without Birding One Weak Funny Birdwatcher T-Shirt

We all know that seven days make a week. But what does seven days without birding make a birder? Weak, that's what!

Gift Ideas for Backyard Birdwatchers

In this highly unusual year, backyard birdwatching was a positive highlight for many people who faced quarantine, working from home, and forgoing familiar social activities. Discovery of wildlife at home has recruited many into the fantastic hobby of birdwatching and lots of folks who were already turned on...

T-Shirt Tuesday: Anthophile

The definition of anthophile is a person or thing that is attracted to flowers. It might also refer to an organism that feeds on flowers or their parts. That sounds like some birds that I know -- hummingbirds! Hummies love flower nectar so it makes sense to call these little jewels anthophiles.