With the holiday season coming up quickly, our team at Birds Canada wanted to share these gift ideas with you. Find something special for your loved ones AND make a meaningful impact for birds!
For those who enjoy crafts as much as they enjoy birds, bird-themed yarn could be just the thing. At Songbird Yarn and Fibres, you will find playful products in colour combinations inspired by birds from Canada and around the world. The yarn is available in a variety of weights and is dyed using immersion and handpainting techniques. Each bird-inspired skein or product generates a $2 donation to Birds Canada for research and conservation work.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak colourway
Birds Canada Calendar
Give the gift of “time” with this beautiful calendar. It features amazing photos from Birds Canada supporters, curated by a panel of expert judges, plus all the important bird dates. Best of all, your purchase will immediately go to work helping birds! There is a limited quantity of calendars available. Please place your order by December 1st to avoid disappointment: $25 for one, $40 for two, $55 for three calendars. Maximum three calendars per order, please.
Bird Friendly® Birds and Beans coffee
Do you have any coffee-lovers on your gift list? Birds and Beans is offering Birds Canada supporters a special offer for the giving season. Simply order online with promo code BirdsCanada and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Birds Canada. You’ll get a great cup of coffee, support farmers who are preserving habitat in South and Central America, and support Birds Canada, too! Birds and Beans has spent over 15 years perfecting their roasting technique while exclusively offering coffees that have positive environmental and social impacts. Bird Friendly® coffees are the world’s only shade-grown, organic coffees certified by third-party inspectors using criteria established by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Order your preferred roast today at birdsandbeans.ca
Source: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Gift Membership in Project FeederWatch
By counting the kinds and numbers of birds in their yards, Project FeederWatch participants help our scientists monitor and protect winter bird populations. You don’t need to be an expert to get involved! Recipients will receive fun and informative project materials. Get the low-down from current FeederWatchers in our Project FeederWatch video and from our FeederWatch Canada Facebook group. Your donation of any amount will provide the gift recipient with a one-year membership in Birds Canada as well as the opportunity to participate in Citizen Science programs including Project FeederWatch. If you give $50 or more, your gift recipient will also receive our exclusive BirdWatch Canada magazine. Sign up online or call us toll-free at 1-888-448-2473 ext. 121. Please order your gift memberships by December 1st.
American Tree Sparrow Photo: Brenda Doherty
Bird Friendly Window Tape
Collisions with windows in residential and commercial buildings kill more than 25 million birds in Canada each year, and the majority of these collisions occur at houses. Fortunately, options for making windows safer for birds are available! One option is installing the Feather Friendly DIY product on the outside of the window. When you purchase this product and use Coupon Code BirdsCanada, Feather Friendly will make a donation to Birds Canada to support bird conservation. It makes a great gift for a bird-loving homeowner, and it helps birds in more ways than one!
Photo: Ellen Jakubowski
Unique Jewelry to Help Birds
Gift handmade bird designs to the bird lover in your life and support Birds Canada this season! Canadian designer/maker Katherine Flynn (bumblebee jewelry) is partnering with us for a holiday fundraiser, donating 15% of every sale mentioning “Birds Canada” to us! The super-sweet bird earrings and necklaces are just the beginning, with many other fabulous designs on offer.
Here’s how to purchase and help birds:
- Visit: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/soprettyitstings
- Enter “Birds Canada” in “message to sender” box at checkout
- 15% of your purchase is donated to Birds Canada
- Check the mailbox until your goodies arrive
- Feel good about supporting Canadian makers AND the birds.