There are only a few days left until Father’s Day this Sunday, so hopefully you’ve already made plans to celebrate the special dads in your life. If you’re still looking around for gift ideas, though, here are a few for the fathers you know who enjoy birds as much as we do!
All birders deserve a good pair of binoculars, but the choices can be overwhelming. Visit Birding-Binoculars.net to find a pair that suits your dad’s birding style and needs.
- My dad’s favorite birding spot is the comfy recliner in his living room, which looks out onto his deck. For Christmas this year, I gave him the EZ-Tilt Heated Birdbath, which attaches easily to his deck railing and tips over neatly to be emptied and cleaned. He reports that birds love it and spend lots of time drinking and bathing in it. We give this one two thumbs up!
- It’s time to look beyond sunflower seeds… help your dad lure new birds to the backyard with a different kind of feeder or food. Oriole feeders are designed to offer jam or oranges, while mealworms will bring in bluebirds. Upside-down suet feeders keep squirrels away from suet, while dried cranberries help attract waxwings, flickers, and other berry-eaters.
- Let your dad see what’s going on in the backyard when he’s not around with the Audubon BirdCam. This motion-activated waterproof camera is simple to use and will give your dad a whole new idea of what happens at his feeders!
- Is bird watching a family affair? Maybe your dad would like a bird-based game the whole family can enjoy. If trivia is his thing, try The Great North America Bird Watching Trivia Game. You can go a more “classic” route with Bird-Opoly, which includes playing pieces in the shape of binoculars and birdbaths. If he’s a card player, there are Garden Birds Playing Cards, or he can spend a little time exercising his brain with Bird Brainteasers.