19 Bird Watching Gifts For Birders

Article by Jennifer Lee. Last Updated: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022.

Birders, and people who love bird watching are a special bunch! There’s quite like the thrill they get from observing a rare and unique species! With all kinds of great accessories and gear available, this hobby is a great place to look for gift ideas on the major holidays!

We’ve rounded up a ton of awesome bird watching gifts for everyone from the backyard birder, to the seasoned professional. Whoever you’re shopping for, we’ve got you covered!

Don’t see what you’re looking for below? Be sure to also check out our extensive list of Bird Gifts for more inspiration!

Best Bird Watching Gifts

  • Bird Passport Journal
  • The Bird Passport is a 48-page pocket-sized journal that includes 20 entry pages to record meaningful details from each bird spotted, as well as 8 bonus pages that include checklists, bucket lists, and other fun activities and information. Each entry page is accompanied by a blank page for notes, memories, or affixing mementos like photos or receipts.

  • Birds of North America Art Print
  • Birds of different feathers flock together in this massive graphic aviary. The product of over 400 hours of intricate illustration work, this compendium of over 740 feathered friends is sorted by species and shown in relative scale, covering North America's amazing diversity of birds—from common sparrows to rarer birds such as the California Condor.

  • Compact Birding Binoculars
  • These birding binoculars feature 12x magnification, 25mm objective lens, large eyepiece, and is covered with a BAK-4 prism texture, which can provide you with a wide and amazing view. Moreover, these pocket sized binoculars are very compact and suitable to carry everywhere.

  • Window Bird Feeder
  • Made from high transparency, see-through acrylic so you can study the beautiful markings of each bird, this feeder is perfect for Bird watchers! It makes bird watching fun and easy from the comfort of your own home while relaxing in your favorite chair, working at your desk, making dinner in the kitchen, and more. Kids and pets also love to watch the birds sitting inches away from their faces.

  • High Power Monocular
  • Gosky Titan 12X50 High Power Prism Monocular, equipped with FMC(fully multi-coated) green film lens and clear BAK4 prism, 12X power and 100% nitrogen filled solid construction, is a good addition for any outdoor enthusiast, perfect for bird watching, watching wildlife and scenery and other outdoor activities. It brings the world closer and provides high-resolution images with extremely accurate color reproduction.

  • The BirdWatcher T-Shirt
  • This awesome T-shirt is a spoof of the iconic Godfather logo. It reads "The Birdfather", and it's a funny way for your favorite ornithologist to show off his or her love of the hobby. A great conversation starter, and the perfect gift! This item also has free shipping with prime!

  • Ornithologist T-Shirt
  • This colorful T-Shirt features images of some iconic birds and a spectator observing it all! It's a perfect Mother's Day or Father's Day gift for the avid watcher!

  • The Genius of Birds
  • As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.

  • Retro Bird Nerd T-Shirt
  • Know an avid or novice bird watcher who loves a good T-Shirt? Then this is the gift for them! It features a beautiful graphic that shows silhouettes against colorful stripes! It's sure to find a regular place in their wardrobe, and they'll think of you each time they wear it!

Gifts For Backyard Bird Watchers

  • Audubon Birds Page-A-Day Calendar
  • Audubon Birds is backed by the avian authorities at the National Audubon Society. Every day is a sighting—photographed in brilliant full color—straight from the passionate birder’s bucket list. A tiny but colorful Band-tailed Manakin. Two Blue-footed Boobies in mid-dance. A flock of Sandhill Cranes flying at dusk. And a stunning close-up of a Bald Eagle. Includes species from a range of habitats and all regions of the world. Captions feature both scientific and common names.

  • Glass House Bird Feeder
  • Steven and Erica Moore create small hangouts for birds to perch, rest, and get their fill. (Does a job get more adorable than that?) This modern glass and brass feeder can hang from a tree or stick to your window—bringing birds so close, you can almost pat them on the head. Another plus: if you mount the piece on glass, squirrels and other hungry furries can’t get to the food. Give it to a bird lover so they can watch feathered friends nibble and fly from the comfort of their own nest.

  • The Birder Logbook
  • A beautiful colorful matte cover with artwork - plus notebook, log book, planner and journal. This handy little book does it all, and looks great doing it! Consider it as an excellent choice of bird watching gift for Christmas, Birthdays, or any occasion!

  • National Geographic - Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
  • Essential for the millions of Americans who watch and feed birds in their backyards-whether experienced birders or new birding enthusiasts-from the experts at National Geographic and co-author of the popular and perennial best seller Field Guide to the Birds of North America. No matter where you live-in the country, city, a high-rise or house-this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through.

  • Minimalist Funny T-Shirt
  • Sometimes simple is better! This understated T-Shirt reads simply "I like Birds." It's only 3 words, but it says so much! Each time they wear it, they'll think of you and their friendship warmly!

  • Spotting Scope with Tripod
  • The Gosky updated 20-60x80 angled spotting scope comes with Phone Adapter and SLR Mount for Canon. It has more powerful magnifications, better optical performance and more stable focusing system. It has a durable framework and rubber armor, which provide non-slip grip and durable external lasting protection, which enables the scope to withstand the toughest environments.

  • I'd Rather Be Bird Watching Keychain
  • These cute keychains feature a tiny binocular charm and engraved message - "I'd rather be bird watching". They hold your keys together, or can be used as a fashion accessory. It's an excellent little gift that would make a great stocking stuffer for a bird watcher this Xmas.

  • National Audubon Society Field Guide
  • This bestselling field guide features a durable vinyl binding and brilliant full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick access and definitive text, including information on the bird's voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; and sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered species make the National Audubon Society's Field Guide the most comprehensive available.

  • The Backyard Bird Lover's Guide: Attracting, Nesting, Feeding
  • Whether you’d like to wake up to a cheery robin’s birdsong or see hummingbirds in your garden, Jan Mahnken has you covered. In this colorful reference book, you’ll find simple tips to attract, feed, and observe 135 American species. It's a great gift for Christmas, Birthdays, or any other occasion!

  • 16 Pocket Photography Vest
  • If there's one thing we know to be true about those who love bird watching and taking photos in nature, it's that they can never have too many pockets! This vest can hold lenses, protective equipment, snacks, and other items they need at their fingertips!

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