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.

Red-shouldered Hawk Portrait Gifts

This is a detailed portrait of Red-shouldered Hawk. The featured bird is an adult in fine plumage. This wild bird was hunting from a perch at the time the photo was taken in central Florida, where Red-shouldered Hawks are the most abundant diurnal bird of prey.

Talk Birdy To Me T-Shirt for Birdwatchers

Do you know someone who got into birding in 2020? The year of avoiding crowds and staying safer at home drove a lot of people to find new ways to keep entertained, and birdwatching was that bright spot for so many. There was a boom in backyard birdwatching...

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...

T-Shirt Tuesday: Audubon's Turkey Vultures Tee

Today's featured shirt features an image by the most famous ornithological artist of all time, John James Audubon. This is his painting of Turkey Vultures.