13 Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Birds and Nature
Inspire a lifelong birdwatching hobby with these nature gifts for kids that are perfect presents for the holidays or birthdays.
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Binoculars make perfect gifts for kids who love birds. Celestron’s Nature DX 8×42 binoculars offer a crisp, clear look at birds at backyard feeders or out in the field for a very reasonable price. Ideal for children because of their low price and durability, they truly work for bird-watchers of all ages. $121 at Amazon.com.
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Field Guide for Kids
The National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America offers beautiful, full-color photos of common birds you can find right in your backyard and their habitats, plus fun facts presented in an easy-to-consume way. All of this is sure to get kids excited to explore the outdoors. It comes in a handy paperback edition so kids can take it on the go. $15 at Amazon.com.
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DIY Bird Feeder Kit
This kit from Stanley comes with everything a child (ages 5-12) needs to build a wooden bird feeder, including the paints to decorate it! Once it’s complete, fill it with seed (try black oil sunflower seed to attract the most birds) and hang it up in the yard for the whole family to enjoy. Turn it into an extra educational activity by striving to identify the birds that stop by for a snack. $25 at Target.com.
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Keep your kid’s feet warm and dry during all of your bird-watching and hiking adventures. Waterproof, lightweight and breathable, these over-the-ankle, lace-up Merrell boots offer hours of comfort. $68 at Rei.com.
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Bird Songs Book
Learn to identify the bird songs of 12 common backyard birds. It will no doubt help kids (and adults, too!) learn songs, making birding in the field much more of a sensory experience. $12 at Walmart.com.
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Hydration Hiking Backpack
Don’t forget the water! When hiking or bird-watching, hydration is key! The backpack itself is lightweight but holds 1.5 liters of water and leaves enough room for other adventure gear. Designed for preschool and grade-school aged kids, the CamelBak pack is perfect for young explorers. $60 at Amazon.com.
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Bird Bingo Game
Gather up the family for game night and break out this beautifully illustrated bird bingo game. It includes illustrated tokens, a board, colored counters to mark your cards, plus an accompanying pamphlet so you can learn all about the birds as you play. $26 at Amazon.com.
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Window Feeder Customization Kit
Calling all bird-lovers and creatives! This clear window feeder kit comes with stickers, suction cups, a seed tray and even 6 ounces of birdseed to get you started. Let kids jazz up the feeder with stickers and then hang it up for up-close views of backyard birds. $20 at Amazon.com.
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Stuffed Owl Toy
If you know of an owl-lover, this toy is a must! The Melissa & Doug lifelike owl stuffed animal is 17 inches tall and destined to be your child’s next best friend. $39 at Melissaanddoug.com.
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The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 digital camera is basic enough for kids yet it will produce quality shots. Whether pointed at the backyard feeder or at ducks in your local pond, kids will love to see the birds they capture with this lightweight and simple-to-use camera. $149 at Walmart.com
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Sibley Backyard Birds Matching Game
Here’s a classic memory game with a birdy twist. Illustrated by ornithologist David Sibley, the game is sure to delight children and get them excited. The fun continues after you’ve played when you spot these same birds in your backyard or local park. $14 at Amazon.com.
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Outdoor Explorer Play Set
This is the best gift for any young nature lover, but especially those who want to dabble in watching birds, catching bugs and hunting for butterflies. The kit includes 9 pieces, including a magnifying glass, journal, binoculars and a handy backpack to carry it all in. It is recommended for kids 3 and up. $25 at Amazon.com.
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Birds of a Feather Puzzle
This 36-piece jigsaw puzzle features real and super-colorful photos of common birds of North America. Once the puzzle is complete, use a field guide to identify each bird. Recommended for kids 3 and up. $14 at Target.com.
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