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Holbrook’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Birders

Holbrook’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Birders

Dec 10, 2020|Birding| by Holbrook Travel

There’s still time to find the perfect holiday gift for the birder in your life…or drop a hint about your own wish list. From feeders to field gear, here are a few ideas to inspire you.

Under $20

WindowAlert Window Decals

Protect birds by preventing window strikes. These static-cling decals, which come in a variety of designs, appear transparent to human eyes but reflect ultraviolet sunlight, helping birds avoid collisions. A great stocking stuffer! $6.95 per pack  

Rite in the Rain Birder’s Journal

This water-proof notebook is perfect for the avid birder, willing to spend time outdoors in all kinds of weather. $8.75

Bird-friendly Coffee

The organic, shade-grown Songbird Coffee line from Thanksgiving Coffee Company has been certified "Bird-Friendly" by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) and benefits the American Birding Association. $15 for a 12-ounce bag

Charley Harper "Monteverde" Puzzle

It's no surprise we love this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle by beloved nature artist Charley Harper: it features some of our favorite Costa Rican birds and other wildlife! Try testing yourself to see how many different species can you identify. $19.95


"Parts of the Bird" T-shirt

Get a laugh with this tongue-in-cheek diagram of avian anatomy by Rosemary Mosco, the artist behind the clever Bird and Moon nature comics. $23

Lymeez 3D Mesh Tick Gaiters

These permethrin-treated gaiters feature a thick mesh outer surface and impermeable bottom layer to protect against ticks while you're in the field. Available in olive or tan. $29.97

Collapsible Portable Stool

At less than 3 pounds, this portable stool is relatively lightweight, and it collapses to a frisbee-sized disc just 2.4 inches thick, making it incredibly convenient to keep in the car or even carry in your daypack. . $29.99

$50 and up

Brome Squirrel Solution Wild Bird Feeder

This gift is a great solution for backyard birders with a squirrel problem. Never let a squirrel get in the way of birdwatching again with this birdfeeder that comes with a lifetime limited warranty.  $54.98

Wingspan Board Game

Winner of the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres award, Wingspan has taken off since its release last year. If you can't get out to bird for real during the pandemic, this is an entertaining alternative. $60

Atlantic Puffin Decoy

The Audubon Seabird Institute's Project Puffin has used these hand-crafted conservation decoys for decades to successfully re-introduce puffins to the coast of Maine, but they also make a great decorative piece for the home. $110

Virtual Attendance to a Birding Conference

Birding conferences and festivals have had to get creative in response to COVID-19. Many — such as the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in January and the San Diego Bird Festival in February — are choosing to host online or hybrid events in 2021. Check out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's list for more upcoming events. Contact the organizers for pricing and more details. Varies