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.

Peregrines Like It Fast Funny T-Shirt

Peregrine Falcons are the fastest animal on earth. When diving, or stooping, for prey, they can travel at speeds over 200mph. This amazing species made a spectacular comeback from the brink of extinction and we are lucky to share our planet with them.  This original design for birders and...

T-Shirt Tuesday: Bird I'd Like To Find

Can you believe it's been over 10 years since the Ivory-billed Woodpecker went from being "probably extinct" to "rediscovered"? The species made headlines back in April 2005 when experts from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology reported the discovery of at least one male Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Big Woods of Arkansas. In the following years, expeditions were mounted and volunteers sought definitive proof... which was never produced. That doesn't mean that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is still a Bird I'd Like to Find.

Without Birding One Weak

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

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...