List: Gift Ideas for Bird Banders

With migration picking up in some areas and the breeding season approaching across much of North America, bird banders are about to get busy. Show appreciation and love for your local bird bander with a fun gift idea made just for them. The gifts here feature designs made exclusively for bird banders.

Federally Licensed Bird Bander Keychain

Found on Zazzle

The design on this bird bander keychain looks like an official seal! The logo features a Bald Eagle in a majestic pose along with an American Flag style shield. Text around the design reads "Federally Licensed Bird Bander" in all capital letters. Get this fun novelty bird bander keychain for the ornithologist in your life!

Bander Made of Elements Mouse Pad

Found on Zazzle

A fun themed mousepad like this one is great for keeping your mouse working while entering field data. The text design is made by putting blocks of periodic elements together. Customize this mouse pad by changing the background color or adjusting the size and placement of the design.

I'm With the Banders Trucker Hat

Found on Zazzle

Keep the sun and sweat out of your eyes as you do your important field work. This trucker hat is a fun gift idea for bird bander visitors, field assistants, and others who help with bird banding. The design features an image of a set of bird banding pliers with slots for different sizes of bands. The phrase is a play on "I'm with the band". 

I'm a Singer with a Band Funny Mousepad

Found on Zazzle

This graphic design features a black bird with a text bubble that reads "I'm a SINGER with a BAND". The bird does indeed have a small metal band on one of its legs. The songbird speaks the truth. This funny bird bander humor mousepad is a fun gift idea for field workers to use on days in the office.

iBand Funny Retro Bird Bander T-Shirt

Found on Zazzle

Remember the popular old iPod ad campaign that featured bold colors with silhouettes of people dancing? This fun design spoofs that retro style with a black silhouette of a songbird wearing a white band, all against a bright yellow-orange background. The simple image has the slogan "iBand" in the upper left corner. Get this fun retro spoof bird bander t-shirt to show everyone you're a bander with style.

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...

Funny Jack-o-Lantern Bird Lover Spooky Face with Swift Orange Halloween T-Shirt

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...

T-Shirt Tuesday: I Put Out For Birds

Urban Dictionary defines put out as the dispensation of sexual favors. Of course, that definition has nothing to do with this totally innocent retro-style design for back yard birders who enjoy putting out food for the birds.

Does Not Bird Well With Others Funny Birder T-Shirt

For the solitary birdwatcher with a sense of humor, this Does Not Bird Well With Others t-shirt hits the perfect combination of individuality and wit. This funny piece of apparel combines the rugged allure of a destroyed font with the edgy touch of a skull and crossbones,...