Gift Ideas For Birders & Birdwatchers

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Watching a Purple Finch Watching Me
Watching a Purple Finch Watching Me

Are you looking for gift ideas for a birder or a backyard birdwatcher? Or maybe you are a birder or birdwatcher yourself and want gift ideas to hint to someone else. Whether for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday or a holiday gift, here are some ideas to make a birder or bird watcher smile.

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Fixing My Nikon Coolpix p900 Camera

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Nikon Coolpix p900 Camera with Glass Chip on Inner Lens Element
Nikon Coolpix p900 Camera with Glass Chip on Inner Lens Element

It is exciting to get a shiny new camera. Like most electronics, they start out looking very nice and functioning well, but a camera used for birding is going to get a bit banged up. Sometimes the damage is just cosmetic and not really important. But sometimes things break and have to be repaired. What do you do when your camera breaks?

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Photographing Birds at Magee Marsh (Coolpix p900)

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Palm Warbler at East End of the Boardwalk (p900)
Palm Warbler at East End of the Boardwalk (Nancie Waterman / p900)

In May, Jim and I took our birding on the road. We headed off to “The Biggest Week in American Birding” festival and to see warblers at Magee Marsh near Lake Erie in Ohio. We spent a solid week birding at the marsh and around the area and loved the adventure. During our time there, we saw 101 species of birds and added 27 to our birding life list.

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