WBFI Holiday Gift Guide
Choosing the perfect gift for someone can be a difficult task. You don’t want to get something they won’t use or already have, plus it needs to be something that they will enjoy… WBFI is here to help! The Wild Bird Feeding Institute (WBFI) has put together the ultimate gift guide for anyone you’re struggling to get a gift for, and you’d like to introduce to the wonderful world of birding, or maybe even the already devoted birder in your life.
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Bird Feeding Newbies
Getting into the backyard birdlife is something that anyone can do! It’s as simple as putting up a feeder and purchasing seed. Bird feeders, baths, and houses are the absolute perfect gift for someone you’d like to introduce to the hobby. Finding a local retailer near you is a great way to support your community and get recommendations from bird feeding experts on what is best for your area!
Have someone who just took the big step of becoming a new homeowner? It’s probably something they haven’t thought of to buy for themselves, but a bird feeder is an element that could brighten up the curb appeal to their new home!
Feed and Feeders
The most common feeders are tube feeders and hopper or “house” feeders. There’s not really a right and wrong to purchasing the correct feeder, but something to keep in mind when selecting the right feeder for a beginner is to find one that can easily be cleaned and works best for the birds in your area. View our bird seed and feeder preference guide.
Water sources are essential to attracting birds to an area. It creates a safe space for birds to happily drink and bathe. Read more about water resources for birds in your yard at The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard.
The Perfect Gift for Any Age
Family and friends who are in special care, such as assisted living or a nursing home, don’t have a lot of space for gifts and knick-knacks. However, gifting a loved one a bird feeder or birdbath allows them to partake in birdwatching from the comfort of their own living space. In fact, watching birds has been proven to improve one’s mental health. You can read more about that here at Why Bird Feeding is Important.
Kids Binoculars girls or boys Real Binoculars in vibrant Pink and Blue - for ages 3 to 14 - includes Sticker Book of 40 Birds with species names
For the Urban Dweller
Help your loved one combine their gardening skills and interest in birds this holiday season by purchasing these gifts. “Gardening is an excellent way to ensure that outdoor spaces, whether large or small, help wildlife. Many North American bird species are in decline due to habitat loss and degradation, among other global threats.” – Birds Canada
Almost everyone can get something out of birding, and the benefits that come from the activity are never ending. Read some of the other advantages of bringing birds to your yard at Why Bird Feeding is Important. While shopping this holiday season, it’s important to try to shop local. That being said, check out WBFI’s Retailer Map to assist you in finding a place to purchase from in your area!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season from the Wild Bird Feeding Institute and Happy Feeding! #FeedtheBirds