Looking for the perfect gift for the avid birder on your list this year? Look no further, we have compiled a list of some of the hottest gifts for bird watchers this year. We have included some gift ideas here that would perfectly suit the novice birder in your life, and also some that will satisfy the needs of even the most seasoned bird enthusiast.
Books & Magazines
Whether the birder on your list is a beginner or a pro, they could always use some new reading material. Each year publishers release updated copies of their Field Guides which can make a perfect gift. These field guides are brimming with detailed information about all the birds in your neck of the woods, and serve well out in the field or as reading material around the fire.
Magazine subscriptions are gifts that continue to give month over month. At this time of year, you can often find great introductory or gift rates for yearly subscriptions of industry-leading bird publications. Some of our favorites include Wild Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher’s Digest and Birder’s World.
An easy to way to keep an eye on the birds in your backyard when you can’t park yourself in front of the window and watch them is with a motion-detecting birdcam. Wingscapes has developed a line of motion-detecting cameras specifically designed for catching pictures of birds in the wild. These cameras can capture candid and up close and personal images and videos of your favorite feathered friends.
Handling binoculars, scopes, and other optics can prove to be quite challenging during the winter months without the proper hand-wear. A pair of fingerless gloves is an economical yet thoughtful gift to the active winter birder who enjoys being out in the field on some of the coldest days of the year.
Shade Grown Organic Coffee
Shade grown organic coffee products have really begun to catch some momentum, especially in the birding community. These coffee beans are grown on farms that follow best practices for their staff members and help provide and preserve habitat for birds. We now proudly carry a number of blends from Creemore Coffee that are all shade grown, organic and fair trade. Stop in and see our growing collection of coffee, and help out the birds while you enjoy your morning cup of Joe!
There is one common need among active birders, and that is the need for seed! Getting the birder on your list a bag of specialty or seasonal seed is a great gift to both them and their backyard birds. We carry a wide selection of suet, nyjer seed and winter blends of bird seed in store. Stop in and find out how our Seasons Woodland or Seasons Urban seed blends might just be the perfect gift!