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15 Bird-Watching Gifts for the Birder in Your Family

Your favorite bird-watcher will love unwrapping these gifts! Find binoculars, birding shirts, bird games, field guides and more.

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Glass Bird Bath

A pretty bird bath is one of our favorite perfect bird-watching gifts. A fresh water source will attract a variety of colorful birds that do not visit bird feeders, such warblers and tanagers. This turquoise crackle glass bowl will add beauty to any birder’s backyard, and the wrought-iron stand is included.

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Birding Door Mat

If your neighbors or relatives drop by unannounced, this amusing birding door mat will explain your absence. This will definitely come in handy during spring migration season!

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Birding Backpack

This lightweight backpack has plenty of space for all your birding gear, including binoculars, a field guide and snacks. With a waterproof pocket and the ability to fold up for easy storage, it’s ideal for any hike or birding adventure. Plenty of colors are available, too.

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Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

Give your favorite birder the gift of quick, accurate identification with the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America. Reviewers love its small, easy-to-carry size and the advice it offers beginning birders.

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Perky Pet Bird Feeder

Invite hungry birds to dine in your yard with this gazebo-style feeder. It has a wrap-around tray and holds up to 3 ½ pounds of seed. Plus, the cap is designed to keep out squirrels.

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Sibley Bird Bingo

The birder in your live will love playing Sibley’s Backyard Bird Bingo. It’s much the same as regular bingo, with a key twist—the cards are covered with birds, not numbers. Experts and beginners alike will enjoy identifying jays, owls, orioles and more.

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“Spare Time” Birding T-Shirt

If you need a gift for a birder who always keeps their avian friends on the brain, choose this hilarious shirt from Etsy. It imagines the recipient’s spare time filled with dreaming of birds, thinking of birds, researching birds and, of course, watching birds. You can choose from multiple colors.

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Funny Chickadee Mug

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me…” Inspire a laugh from your favorite birder with this funny mug. It imagines how their backyard chickadees might feel as they’re being peered at from behind binoculars. 11-ounce and 15-ounce mugs are available.

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Bird-watching “Caution” Sticker

Warn the drivers around you that if you see a red-tailed hawk, you’ll be braking! This witty sticker fits perfectly in the corner of a rear window. If you’d rather have this design as a pin or magnet, the seller offers those, too.

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Celestron Spotting Scope

This entry-level spotting scope is a great gift for birders looking to move beyond binoculars. Boasting excellent quality without breaking the bank, it comes with a two-year warranty and makes a fantastic bird-watching gift. An angled scope, straight scope and a scope with a phone adapter are all available.

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Nikon Monarch 8×42 Binoculars

If the birder in your life needs a new pair of binoculars, you can’t go wrong with these Monarchs from Nikon. They’re high-quality, featuring 8 times magnification power, high-quality Nikon glass and plenty of comfort. Best of all, the price won’t break the bank.

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Backyard Bird Flashcards

For birders looking to sharpen their ID skills, Sibley’s backyard bird flashcards are a perfect choice for bird-watching gifts. One side of the card features detailed drawings of the bird with key features pointed out. The other side offers the bird’s name, habitat, description and song.

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Perched Bird Kitchen Sponge Set

Doing the dishes doesn’t have to be a chore with these adorable bird sponges. The set includes four sponges modeled after common backyard birds. A suction cup and a wooden “perch” that allows a sponge to stand upright are included, too.

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Great Blue Heron T-Shirt

This gorgeous shirt features a lovely great blue heron surrounded by blue flowers. We think these shirts would make great bird-watching gifts, especially for a birder who’s enthusiastic about wading birds.

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Hummingbird Hat

This ruby-throated hummingbird hat makes a stylish statement for hummingbird lovers. Other bird-themed hats are also available, including a chickadee, mallard ducks and warblers. Each hat purchased helps support your favorite birds! Bird Collective donates a portion of its profits to bird conservation groups.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily Hannemann is an associate digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in magazine writing from the University of Missouri - Columbia. When she’s not writing and editing, you’ll find her swimming, running, or hiking. She knows blue jays are controversial, but she loves them anyway.