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 to birds got to know their neighborhood and back yard birds more intimately. Here are some fun gift ideas for backyard birdwatchers.

Funny I Put Out for Birds T-Shirt

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This is a cheeky design that uses a vintage-style illustration of a young boy feeding some wild birds. The text uses an old-school font to say "I Put Out For Birds". 

Shown here on a unisex Ringer T-Shirt, this "I Put Out For Birds" design with muted warm colors looks great on white or light apparel styles. 

I Love My Backyard Birds Mug

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A flock of common North American birds comes together in this design made for backyard birders. Species include Blue Jay, Red-winged Blackbird, Indigo Bunting, Black-capped or Carolina Chickadee, and American Robin. These familiar birds often visit feeding stations or residential areas.

Get this unique "I Love My Backyard Birds" design on a "combo" mug as shown, or pick from other drinkware options, including beer steins and frosted glass mugs.

Simple Birdhouse Embroidered Hoodie Sweater

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If providing housing for your feathered friends is part of your backyard birding enjoyment, a hoodie with an embroidered birdhouse is a fun choice. This cute hoodie is great to wear as you monitor breeding success or watch the comings and goings of birdhouse residents. 

Shown here on a brown unisex hoodie, you can get this embroidered birdhouse design on a variety of other apparel colors or styles.

Funny Anti-Squirrel Hat for Bird Lovers

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Eastern Grey Squirrels are known to be cute, voracious, and, sometimes, bird feeder pests. This funny design features a fluffy squirrel sitting within a "no" symbol of a red circle with a diagonal cross line. The graphic image is a simple message for bird lovers -- squirrels are not welcome! If you know someone who struggles to keep squirrels off of their bird feeders, this would make a funny gift.

Get this funny design on a trucker hat as shown here or find "Anti-Squirrel" on t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and more.

Birdwatcher Face Masks

If you're going out where you might not be able to keep your physical distance, it's a good idea to wear a face mask. The CDC recommends the use of face coverings in addition to social distancing and other measures to fight the spread of COVID-19. If you're doubling...

T-Shirt Tuesday: Barred Owl Black & White Pop Art

This is a cool pop art design featuring the face of a Barred Owl. The photo is shown four times in a checkerboard pattern, with the face on a black background contrasting with the image inverted.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Birder Dads

If you're looking for a Father's Day gift for your birdwatching dad, or perhaps for a birding mentor who is also a father figure, consider a fun t-shirt gift idea that highlights both the hobby and fatherhood in the same design. Here are some fun options. Reminder: Father's Day is Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Those Pesky Empids

It may be the dead of winter now, but spring migration will be here before you know it. Get ready by learning your Empidonax flycatchers. You'll have to put time into learning their calls, because learning their field marks may prove useless in a lot of cases. And...