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Great Gifts for Bird Lovers

by Michael and Diane Porter

Diane PorterMichael PorterHere are some of our favorite birding gifts that are sure to please the heart of a birdwatcher.

If you'd like to talk to a live human being, give us a call (800-779-7256). We've tried and used these items personally, and we will be happy to help you make a selection. You can also order online at the Birdwatching Dot Com Store.

SO AFFORDABLE!
$129.95

Under $100

Shrike Binocular

Eagle Optics Shrike

The least expensive good binocular you can buy. Good eye relief, even for a person who wears glasses. Free shipping to US addresses.

Read our hands-on review

Buy it!

KIDS' BINOCULAR
Regular $69.95
Now $59
free shipping on 3!

Energy Binocular

Eagle Optics Energy

Pocket binocular, only 6 ounces, perfect for theater, sports, or to have in glove compartment in case a bird shows up.

Read our hands-on review

Buy it!

STARTER KIT
Separately: $144.90

In the kit: $129.95

Shrike Starter Kit

Better Birdwatching Starter Kit

Gets a budding birder going, with a good binocular (Eagle Optics Shrike), a bird book, and Diane's DVD, How to Start Watching Birds.

Buy it!

Other birdwatching starter kits

NEW TRAVEL SCOPE
Regular: $
999
Now $699

Vortex Razor Scope

50mm Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scope, for when you want to travel light and see great. New, top rated, weighs only 25 ounces. Free shipping to US addresses.

Read our hands-on review

Buy it!

BEST WINTER BATH
Regular $189.95
Our price $139.95

Kozy Spa

Kozy Bird Spa with Pedestal

Attract birds year around with this great bath. Heater is built into the bowl, out of sight. See our review.

Buy it!

Also available without heater
Also available with auto refill

ALL WEATHER FEEDER
Regular $69.95 - $79.95
Now $54.95 - $64.95

All-weather Feeder

All Weather Feeder

Birds reach up from a covered platform. Seed stays dry and sound. Capacity 4 quarts or 6 quarts.

Buy it!

FOUR-SEASONS BATH
Regular $89.95
Now $64.95

4-Seasons Bath

Bath with Heater

The Four-Seasons Bath has a concealed heating element that keeps the water from freezing.

Birds need water, and this bath attracts birds in winter like mad!

Buy it!

TRAVEL KIT
Regular: $2089
Now $1599.95

Vortex Razor Scope

Machu Picchu Kit with Scope

With Gitzo tripod and head and the Vortex Razor 50mm scope. Entire scope and tripod outfit weighs under 5 pounds. Superb quality. Best travel kit. See details. Free US shipping.

Buy it!

BEST VALUE SCOPE
$2000 $1599

Vortex Razor Scope

Vortex Razor HD Scope

Michael and Diane rate the Vortex Razor 20-60x85 HD Spotting Scope among the top five spotting scopes.

But it costs half as much! Free shipping to US addresses.

Read our review.

Buy it!

BIRDS ONLY
$39.95
Our price $34.95

No/No Cardinal Feeder

No/No Cardinal Feeder

Say No-no! to squirrels with this all-metal, no-wood, no-plastic mesh feeder.

Roof protects birds and feed. Resists squirrel damage. Designed for cardinals, but many kinds of birds love it.

Buy it!

NEW SWAROVSKI
Pocket Binocular

Regular $888 - $954
Now $799 - $859

Swarovski CL Companion

Swarovski CL Pocket

Swarovski's superb new pocket binocular. Once we tried it, we ordered one for ourselves.

See our review.

Buy it!

BIRDING DATABASE
For the Mac

$99.95

Bird Brain for the Mac

Bird Brain 6.5

For the Mac-using birder — Keeps life lists of all kinds. One-click access to Internet for each bird. Target lists for US states and 200 nations. More details.

Buy it!

 

METAL MESH DELIGHT
Ornament your winter!
$14.95

Red Seed Ball

Red Seed Ball

NEW! This cute Red Seed Ball dispenses sunflower seeds. Just fill it, hang it up outside, and watch the birds come. Metal mesh.
Read our review

Buy it!

GREAT GIFT!
Regular $129
Limited time: $64.95

Hawk Eye Nature Cam

Hawk Eye Nature Cam

Mount this tiny TV camera inside a nest box and watch what goes on inside. Infrared lights record in total darkness.

See more details.

Buy it!

HIGH DEFINITION
Regular $199
Limited time: $129

Hawk Eye Nature Cam

Hawk Eye Nature Cam

Same system as the Hawk Eye Spy Cam, but with a new high-definition camera. Cam connects to any TV or video compatible computer through a 100' detachable AV/power cable (included). Works with Hawk Eye extension cables.

Buy it!

BEST BIRD DVDs
$29.95

Watching SparrowsWatching Warblers

Watching Sparrows DVD
Watching Warblers DVD

North American families of sparrows or warblers. Each gives 60 minutes of spectacular photography.

Sparrows DVD review
Warblers DVD review

Buy it!  Buy it!

BIRD SONGS CD
Regular $34.95

Now $24.99

Stokes Songs East

Guide to Bird Songs

Sound recordings of 374 birds of eastern North America. Includes bonus MP3 CD with narration removed, for use on your MP3 device.

Buy it!

FOR A SMALL CHILD
Read and touch

$14.95

Penguin and ABCs

Bird Book and Penguin

A soft plush penguin that no one can resist petting. And a bird book for small children, with one colorful bird for each letter of the alphabet. Free US shipping.

Buy it!

NEW SWAROVSKI
Regular $1032
-$1110
Now $929 - $999

Swarovski CL Companion

Swarovski CL Companion

Swarovski's new, lower priced binocular with that world-renowned Swarovski optical quality.

Buy it!

CLOSE FOCUSING
Regular $222
- $242
$129 - $149

Papilio Binocular

Pentax Papilio

Focuses as close as 18 inches! Great gift for butterfly lover or gardener. Or for reading labels on high shelves. Free US shipping.
Read our review.

Buy it!

ALASKA KIT
Tripod-and-head Outfit
$315  $284.87

Alaska Kit

Solid solution to scope support

An elegant entry into birding, with an excellent binocular (Eagle Optics Ranger), a bino harness, a lens cleaning brush, a bird book, and Diane's DVD, How to Start Watching Birds.

Buy it!

Other tripod-and-head kits

A PERFECT GEM
Tiny Hummer Feeder

$14.95

Gem Hummer Feeder

Gem Hummingbird Feeder

For friends in the south or the west coast... It's adorable.

What a welcome gift, a hummingbird feeder that would fit in your hand. Easy to clean and irresistible to hummingbirds. 4-oz capacity.

Buy it!

HUMMER SAFE
Clean Feeding
$22.45

Dr JB's Hummer Feeder

Dr. JB's Clean Feeder

For friends who lives where hummingbirds come in winter...

Designed for your convenience and the health of hummingbirds. SO easy to clean! Holds 16 oz. All red or red-and-blue models.

Buy it!

 

THE PERFECT
LAST-MINUTE GIFT

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

A gift certificate gives something that the birder in your life is sure to like. Immediately!

Buy it!

Best Binocular Picks

Kozy Spa

Here are our personal choices for the best binoculars, from the least expensive to the ultimate high end optics.

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Our Favorite Birdfeeders

Birdfeeder Picks

Bring wild birds to your home! Watch them up close. Get to know them as individuals and learn their personalities and quirks.

Here are some feeders to delight both birds and people.

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The Scopes Advisor

Scopes Advisor

See our personal choices for the best spotting scopes for every situation and every price range.

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The Tripod Advisor

Scopes Advisor

Bewildering, the variety of tripods and head. Here Michael and Diane show the best combinations.

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