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 Long Sleeve Women's T-Shirt

Found on Zazzle

A light long sleeve t-shirt is great for field work on warm days. Keep your arms protected from stray branches and the heat of the sun with this bird bander t-shirt that features the word BANDER in the center. The text design is made by putting blocks of periodic elements together.

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.

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.

Keep Calm and Carry Bins Keychain

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 is here replaced with a silhouette pair of binoculars.

Get Ready for Warbler Neck Awareness Month

The warblers are coming! May is Warbler Neck Awareness month, for obvious reasons (to birders, at least). Spread some cheeky fun in the field with our unique Warbler Neck cerulean blue feather awareness ribbon apparel like the ones featured below.

Old Digiscopers Never Die Funny Coffee Mug

Along with the boom in birdwatching in 2020, the sometimes accompanying hobby of digiscoping also saw new enthusiasts join in during our pandemic year. Digiscoping is the use of a spotting scope along with a digital photographic device (camera or smartphone) to take pictures.  This funny text was made...