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Holbrook’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Birders

Holbrook’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Birders

Dec 8, 2022|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

Rite in the Rain Birder’s Journal

This waterproof 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

"The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World"

For birders with a sense of humor (and who don't mind some "fowl" language), this parody book is a follow-up to "The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America" and is sure to get a laugh. $15.95

Vankey Cellphone Adapter Mount

If you're just getting into digiscoping, this affordable adapter mount is a good option to practice your skills. (Be sure to check details for compatibility and specifications.) $17.99


3D Birds Calendar

This 3D monthly desk calendar from the Museum of Modern Art comes with 12 paper birds, one for each month, such as a toucan, kingfisher, peacock, and more. $24.95

Migratory Birds Impact Kit

Help the kid or tween birder in your life learn about and protect migratory birds with this activity kit. A $2.50 donation to International Bird Rescue is included with every box. $29

Cornell Lab Bird Academy Courses

For a more experiential gift, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers a variety of online courses focused on topics such as bird identification, biology, and art, suitable for beginner to advanced birders. starting at $29.99

Handmade Dried Gourd Birdhouse

This handmade birdhouse from the Road Scholar World Bazaar features Andean and bird details and supports local artisans in Peru. $44.99

$50 and up

Wingspan Board Game

Winner of the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres award, Wingspan has taken off since its release in 2019 and continues to be wildly popular. $65

U.S. National Parks Annual Pass

The National Parks Annual Pass provides access to more than 2,000 recreation areas managed by six federal agencies, perfect for birders always on the go. $80

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. $120

"For the Birds: The Birdsong Project" Complete Box Set

For a splurge, consider this just-released, limited-edition 20LP vinyl box set collection. The Birdsong Project brings together more than 220 musicians, actors, literary figures, and visual artists—including the likes of Bette Midler, Elvis Costello, Yo-Yo Ma, Regina King, Joy Harjo, Christiane Amanpour, and many more—with a portion of proceeds going to National Audubon Society. $400

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