Gifts for Birders and Nature Lovers: Final Edition!

This is a list of the most interesting gifts I've found for Birders and Nature Lovers — all in one place.

Here it is, the final guide to gifts for birders and nature lovers! Gift guide season at Animal Perspectives is over for 2017! Phew!

This is a list of the most interesting gifts I’ve found for Birders and Nature Lovers — all in one place.

Ready to be inspired?

Let’s go!

How to Use This Guide

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About: These stained glass feathers were created by artist Colin Adrian. The artist is an internationally-trained painter who found his calling in the art of stained glass. Each stained glass feather is handmade in Brooklyn, New York.

Price: $60-$120

Stats: 95% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it!
Details: Chevron: 10″ L x 2″ W; Classic: 8″ L x 2″ W; Diamond Eye: 11.5″ L x 1.5″W 
See it at Uncommon Goods.
About: These pillows are so beautiful! This representation of the 50-nifty showcases each state’s bird and flower. Artists Anna Branning and Mara Murphy create these gorgeous pillows in Brooklyn, New York. The pillows are stuffed with a down-alternative, so no birds are harmed in its making.
They make individual state pillows too!
Price: $85
Stats: 100% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it!
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

Animal Perspectives™ 2018 Calendar

2018 Animal Perspectives Calendar

The Animal Perspectives 2018 Calendar is out! Last year’s Lotus & Lily calendar was a hit, but this year, it’s all about the wild birds!

In addition to photographing all the birds in this calendar, I’ve added an artistic twist to my images. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

See it on ETSY: 2018 Animal Perspectives Calendar.


Bird Trivia Game “What Bird Am I?” 

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“What bird am I? is a table top game designed for birders to test their species identification skills! with three levels of difficulty, what bird am I? is perfect for novice and intermediate birdwatchers, as well as truly serious birders. The game has 300 spectacular photographs of birds from across Continental United States and Canada.  and it was proudly made in the USA!”

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Bundle

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“Comprising a versatile set of imaging capabilities along with support for a connected workflow, the EOS Rebel T6 from Canon is a compact, sleek DSLR featuring an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4+ image processor. Combined, these two technologies avail rich image quality with reduced noise, along with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 that can be further expanded to ISO 12800 to suit working in low and difficult lighting conditions. The sensor and processor also enable the ability to shoot continuously at 3 fps for photographing moving subjects, as well as recording Full HD 1080p/30 video. Benefitting shooting with the optical viewfinder, a 9-point AF system incorporates a single center cross-type AF point for increased accuracy and focusing speed, and a contrast-detection focusing system offers refined autofocus precision for shooting movies or working in live view. The rear 3.0″ 920k-dot LCD offers a bright, clear image for playback and review, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC also offers the ability to wirelessly share imagery from your camera to a linked mobile device for instant online sharing. Included with the camera body is the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens, which provides a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range that covers wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives.”

Kit Includes:

• Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera
• Canon 18-55mm Lens
• High Definition Wide Angle Lens
• 58mm 2x Professional Telephoto Lens
• Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card
• Transcend 16GB SDHC Memory Card
• Vivitar SLR DC59 Large Gadget Bag
• Quality Tripod
• 3 Piece UV Filter Kit
• USB Card Reader
• Auto Power Slave Flash
• UV Filter 58mm
• RS-60 Remote Switch for Canon
• Memory Card Wallet
• LCD Screen Protectors
• Table Top Tripod
• Lens Cap Holder
• Cleaning Kit

Check out these other bundles available here.

Hawk T-Shirt

Back by popular demand! Check out my latest T-shirt design: Hawk.

“Hawk. Red-tailed Hawk to be exact. Get to know this amazing raptor by sporting it on your tee and never miss the chance to ID this beautiful Buteo from afar by memorizing its outline and shape.”

Women’s and Men’s sizes are available.

 Window Bird Feeder

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For the window feeder, I recommend Nature’s Hangout Window Bird Feeder. Why? Because it is what I use. This window bird feeder is durable, has strong suction cups, it’s weather proof, lightweight, it has drainage holes in the bottom to keep moisture to a minimum and most importantly, it’s easy to clean! It also comes with extra suction cups.

The GrayBunny Clear Window Bird Feeder is a similar product that is cheaper than the window feeder that I recommended (I have not used it), but it looks so similar, so why not try it?

Alternatively, here is a link to many different types of window feeders that you can choose from.

Nikon 7548 MONARCH 7 8×42 Binoculars

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Nikon 7548 MONARCH 7 8×42 Binoculars

“The Nikon 7548 Monarch 7 8×42 Binoculars are all terrain, waterproof, fog-proof and have extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements to enhance brightness and color. Nikon’s All-Terrain Binocular (ATB) series delivers impressive image quality and ergonomics at an affordable cost, making it a favorite among naturalists and hobbyists! The Monarch 7 8×42 provides an exceptionally wide field of view that makes it easy to find your subject. Dielectric high-reflective multi-layer prism coatings are applied to all lenses. Prism coatings provide high-contrast images and accurate color reproduction. The durable rubber armored coating and weather-proof housing makes these binoculars comfortable to hold and rugged enough to stand up to any conditions.”

Check out alternatives here.

Window Alert Leaf Medley Decal

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Window Alert Leaf Medley Decal

“Leaf Medley Multi pack of 5 leaf decals. One Elm, Oak, Maple and 2 Aspen leaves included. Window Alert decals help prevent wild birds from accidentally striking windows. Each decal has a special coating that reflects ultraviolet sunlight. This ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, but birds see it as a brilliant glow much like a stoplight.”

(Note: these only truly work if you space them 2 inches apart and cover the entire window. Because of this, I strongly recommend purchasing several packets. They are hardly visible to humans, but can help prevent birds from striking your windows.)

Field Guide


Sibley’s Birding Basics
Age Group: Adult
Author: David Allen Sibley
Link to Product:
Summary: Sibley’s Birding Basics is a comprehensive guide for budding birders. To more experienced birders, some of the information might seem obvious, but there is plenty of information still for even the most experienced. Sibley’s Birding Basics is informative, easy to read, thorough, and makes for a great introduction or reference.

Thank You Cards

I photographed and designed these beautiful wildflower Thank You cards. These beautiful flowers were all found on my outdoor adventures, never picked, never repositioned, or touched. I shot these with Canon cameras and designed them. Look closely and you’ll even be able to see some important pollinators in the details!

I mainly photograph wild birds, but my focus has shifted over the years to parts of the naturescape that I once overlooked, such as flowers, insects, trees, rocks, and even fungus!

Pack of 8 cards, size 5.5″X4″, assorted images, envelopes, and stickers.

See them on ETSY: Thank You Cards.

Mother Bruce


“Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he’s their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can’t seem to rid himself of his new companions. What’s a bear to do?”

This is a wonderful book that includes real-life birding topics such as imprinting and migration.

Read more here.

Mini Hand Held Hummingbird Feeders


“Few things are as enchanting as having one of nature’s most majestic and tiny creatures, the breathtaking hummingbird, eat right from the palm of your hand.

This magical experience is just what hummingbird enthusiasts can experience with Aroma Tree Handheld Hummingbird Feeders.

This two-pack of hummingbird feeders features high quality feeders in a new and improved larger size that is perfectly designed to attract hummingbirds right to the palm of your hand. Hummingbird enthusiasts will receive not only the two bright and boldly colored handheld feeders, but also a handy mini cleaning brush, educational and informative Hummingbird 101 PDF download, and easy to follow instruction card that allows you to start feeding hummingbirds today!”

Check it out here.

A Mini Hummingbird Feeder Set 

A Mini Hummingbird Feeder Set 
– Feed and watch hummingbirds in your own backyard!
– GrayBunny Mini Hummingbird feeders are a great addition for your backyard birding hobby.
– Multiple feeders allows for larger area coverage which is proven to attract more hummingbirds than single large feeders.
– Hang on trees, feeding stations, or hooks.
– A great gift idea for parents, nature lovers and children.
– Maintaining the feeder by ensuring it is clean and filled becomes an enjoyable activity that’s great for keeping elderly busy or teaching young ones responsibility.
– The feeling of joy and satisfaction that comes from feeding hungry animals is priceless.”

Buy it here.

Mates For Life

About: Artists tell stories, and that’s exactly what this print-maker has done. This beautiful print with a heartfelt background illustrates a sampling of species that mate for life. This stylized work of art is made in Michigan and printed on 100% recycled paper.
Price: $30 (unframed), $100 (framed).
Stats: 97% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it!
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

Fireweed Pressed Botanical Print

About: Fireweed is a type of Evening Primrose. Before the artist could create this beautiful print, she had to preserve it through what she described as a “painstaking” process. Her hard work and effort is visible through this unique and beautiful work of art. Made in Oregon.
Price: $ 98
Stats: 100% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it! See the review here.
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

Real Maple Leaf Ornaments

About: This set of 3 REAL Maple Leaf Ornaments is so popular, that they were recently backordered! You might be thinking, how can real leaves be ornaments? Each leaf goes through a tedious filigree process which makes them semi-transparent. After that, they are coated in copper for durability, then they are dipped in iridescent copper. Each ornament is handmade in California.
Price: $42
Stats: 95% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it!
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

Four Seasons Globes

About: These globes speak for themselves. Simple, beautiful, and whimsical.
Price: $52
Stats: 100% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it!
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

Celebrate the Alphabet

About: From Alpaca to Zebra (yeah, there’s a Narwhal in there too), this beautiful sketch would be perfect in any child’s room (perhaps adult too). Made in New York.
Price: $195
Stats: 100% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it! See why here.
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

Dandelion Paperweight

About: You’ll never see a weed in quite the same light again. This beautifully crafted dandelion paperweight is handmade in the UK.
Price: $69 – $89
Stats: 95% of Uncommon Goods shoppers would recommend it!
Details: See it at Uncommon Goods.

That’s a wrap! The 2017 Gift Guide Season at Animal Perspectives is done!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

As always, stay tuned!

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