Is your father always carrying a bird guide or stopping mid-conversation when a bird chirps? He’s a birder.
Birders aren’t always the easiest people to get presents for. For example, most will scoff if you get them a novelty bird necktie or a bulky birding vest.
So with Father’s Day just around the corner, we have some good gift ideas for those bird-loving dads out there.
New Bird Guide
If your dad’s a birder, chances are he already has a bird guide (or a dozen depending on how long he’s been around). This is where you have to know your dad. There are actually a number of new bird guides that just came out within the last year or so, like the second edition of the Sibley Bird Guide.
Alternatively, you can simplify your dad’s life by getting him a digital bird guide on his phone (if he has a smartphone, of course). It may take you to actually teach him how to use it, but it’s hard to go back to physical field guides when you can have one on your phone.
One of the best ways to enjoy birds is to invite them into your backyard, so why not let your dad indulge in backyard birds?
It’s possible he already has a bird feeder, but there are tons of different feeders and designs that attract various species. So if he has a regular seed feeder, think about a suet feeder. If he has a thistle feeder, get him a hummingbird feeder.
Over the years, binoculars have only gotten better and better. If your dad has old birding binoculars, it may be time for an upgrade. Being able to clearly and comfortably see a bird up close can be downright thrilling.
This one really depends on the type of dad you have, but sometimes a dad just really loves bird decorations. You can browse through the bird decor we have in our store, but some of our favorites include the bird silhouettes from Elegant Designs and the Windsor Nature bird posters.