Do you have a birdwatcher in your life who already has all the gear they need? Are you wracking your brain trying to think of a gift for them? In this article, you will find 15 uncommon gifts for birdwatchers who already have everything.
The gifts are presented from the lowest to the highest price. Clicking on the images or the buttons will take you to the relevant retailer’s website.
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1. The Big Year (Prime Video/Blu-ray/DVD)
The Big Year is a movie any avid bird watcher will enjoy. The 2011 film stars Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Steve Martin. It is based on the 2004 nonfiction book The Big Year: A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession.
The movie follows three seasoned birders Brad Harris (Jack Black), Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), and Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson) on their quest for a big year. In birding, a big year is when bird watchers attempt to see and identify as many species as they can in a calendar year.
This really is a brilliant film, I have seen it myself and got loads of laughs from it. Your bird watcher will love it. Get it now in various formats from Amazon, Walmart, or eBay via the button below:
2. Crimson Rosella Drink Coasters (Set of 4)
I can guarantee your bird watching loved one does not have a set of these beautiful drink coasters. Each cork-backed coaster is printed with a stunning image of a Crimson Rosella, one of Australia’s most colorful birds.
These square coasters are suitable for hot or cold drinks and will last for many years. Each coaster is 4 X 4″ (10 X 10 cm).
3. Effin’ Birds 2023 Day-to-day Calendar
Your giftee will need a good sense of humor and no aversion to swearing to enjoy this gift?! I was gifted the 2022 Effin’ Birds desktop calendar by my sister and it sits beneath my computer monitor and entertains me every day. Some days are funny, some days are hilarious, and some are just downright shocking!
Each page contains a fabulous vintage woodcut bird drawing and a short quote that can be used in everyday life as a witty or offensive comeback to just about any situation!
If you think this might offend your bird watcher, try the Audubon Page-a-day bird calendar below.
Pre-order the 2023 calendar on Amazon from June 21, 2022, or get it from Walmart or eBay via the button below:
4. What It’s Like To Be A Bird (Kindle/Hardcover Book)
This is a fantastic book to gift any avid bird watcher or bird lover. Packed with interesting facts about many bird species and beautiful illustrations.
I own the hardcover version of this book written by David Allen Sibley, author of many popular bird guide books. This book has helped me with many articles I’ve done here on Birdwatch World. Any bird lover will enjoy flicking through this book and learning loads of information about a wide variety of species.
5. Audubon Page-a-day Calendar
A desktop calendar for the more conservative bird watcher in your life. If you found the Effin’ Birds calendar above to be a bit risky, this is a safe bet.
This is a great way for a birder to get to know the names and the look of many different bird species. Each day, they can tear off a page to reveal another beautiful full-color photograph of another bird with its common and Latin name printed below.
Pre-order the 2023 calendar on Amazon from July 19, 2022, or from Walmart or eBay via the button below:
6. Nice Tits T-Shirt
This is another cheeky gift for the bird watcher with a good sense of humor. Printed with images of 8 different Tit species, this shirt will turn heads at birding spots wherever it’s worn.
Redbubble’s t-shirts are top quality and comfortable. I suggest purchasing the Essential Tee as they are a nice, soft 100% cotton (solid color tees).
These tees are available in sizes from Small to 3XL and in your choice of 18 colors. Browse the options on Redbubble via the button below:
7. Birdwatching Magazine Subscription (Kindle)
Birdwatching is the premier magazine about wild birds and birding in North America. With helpful hints for attracting and feeding birds, identification tips, photography tips, beautiful photography, and more; your birdwatcher will love this as a gift.
The link below will take you to Amazon.com where you can purchase the Kindle edition for a one-year subscription (this may have to be done from a computer):
As I am not sure if you can gift a subscription to someone else, here is a link to purchase an Amazon Gift Card so that your loved one can get the subscription themselves:
8. Willow Tree Happiness Figurine
This is a great gift for a female bird watcher. This Willow Tree resin figurine entitled “Happiness” depicts a woman standing, arms outstretched, with three little birds perched on her arms. This is what happiness looks like for any bird watcher!
The figurine is 7 X 3.5 X 7 in. (17.8 X 8.9 X 17.8 cm) and comes beautifully boxed with a little name tag. Check the current price from Amazon or eBay via the button below:
9. Laughing Kookaburra Bath Mat
This is another item I can guarantee your giftee will not already have!
Give them the gift of stepping out of the bath or shower onto this stunning Laughing Kookaburra bath mat. Made from 100% polyester microfiber with foam cushioning and a non-slip base. These mats are printed as you order with a full-color, fade-resistant design.
Check sizing and prices via the button below:
10. Crimson Rosella Wall Clock
Sporting the same image as the coasters above, this unique wall clock will put a smile on your loved one’s face.
These modern Redbubble clocks come with a choice of bamboo frame in black, white, or natural finish. You can also choose from four different colors of metal hands.
Each clock face is printed as you order with a stunning image of a Crimson Rosella perched on a tree fern. Check pricing on redbubble.com via the link below:
11. Gosky Titan 12×50 Monocular With Smartphone Holder
The Gosky Titan Monocular will make a special gift for your bird watcher. With its 12 X 50 magnification, they will see birds 12 times closer and with a bright image thanks to the light-gathering 50mm front lens.
The monocular comes with a smartphone holder so they can take photos and videos of the birds they find. The holder is compatible with the following phones:
|iPhone||13series, 12series, 11series,|
SE, Xs, Xr, X, 8 plus, 8,
7plus,7, 6plus, 6,5s,5, 4s
|Samsung||Galaxy S series, A series, Z series,|
Note20, Note20 Ultra, Note,
The holder will also take phones from LG, HTV, and Sony. Be sure to check compatibility before making your purchase.
12. Xtellar Trail Camera
Help them to capture those elusive birds and natural bird behaviors with this trail camera from Xtellar. A 24MP camera with clear night vision and infrared motion sensors that records full HD 1080p video at 30fps.
The camera comes with a USB cable, mounting strap, and instruction manual. Check the current price on Amazon, Walmart, or eBay via the button below:
13. Emu Feather Print Duvet Cover
Another fabulous Redbubble item, this Emu feather print duvet cover will definitely impress.
Keep in mind, that this is not made from real Emu feathers, it is a 100% polyester top printed with a photo of emu feathers.
This vibrant duvet cover comes in twin, queen, and king sizes, printed when you order. The duvet insert is not included. Check the current price on redbubble.com below:
14. The Handbook Of The Birds Of The World
The Handbook Of The Birds Of The World is the first work ever to illustrate and gives details on all birds of the world. Start your bird watcher’s collection with one or more of the 16 editions.
Some editions of this collection are a little on the pricey side but any volume will be a gift that any dedicated bird watcher will appreciate. Check the prices on amazon.com below:
15. Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars
No doubt, the person you are gifting to already has a set of binoculars but do they have a set of Swarovski binoculars?
This is the ultimate gift for any bird watcher. Swarovski makes the best binoculars on the planet and any serious birder will have a set in their kit. They are expensive but if you gift these to someone, they will love you forever, I guarantee!
I suggest either the 8 X 42 or 10 X 42 NL Pure binoculars, as they are the most commonly used magnifications among bird watchers. 8 means the binoculars will make birds appear 8 times closer. 10 means the binoculars will make birds appear 10 times closer. The number 42 is the diameter of the front lenses in millimeters.
The button below will take you to the NL Pure page on amazon.com. Take a deep breath before you click as the prices may shock you. This is the ultimate, extravagant gift so if you are prepared to splurge for your loved one, click through to check pricing from Amazon, Walmart, and B&H:
There you have it; 15 uncommon gifts for the bird watcher in your life. Hopefully, you were able to find something in this article that you like and they will love.
You can find more bird-related gifts in my 20 Cute Bird Gifts For Bird Lovers Under $200 article.