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.

Swallow-tailed Kite Cartoon Art Keychain

Soon, Swallow-tailed Kites will return to the southeast of the United States after wintering in South America. These beautiful black and white raptors soar high in the sky; they are a sign of springtime for us here in Florida. We expect to see them at the end of...

Get Ready for Fall Birding: Hoodies & Sweatshirts for Birders

Fall migration! What a great time to be out in the field. The weather's turning cooler, and birds are on the move. Local breeders are heading south, and birds that spend the summer further north are heading back down to their over-wintering spots. As the birds change, so...

Birds Well With Others T-Shirt

We're all so ready for this pandemic to end and to get back to doing the things we love to do with others, like birding! Migration will be ramping up soon in much of the United States and birding clubs are starting to plan for socially-distanced, safe outings...

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.