With the holiday season coming up quickly, our team at Birds Canada wanted to share some gift ideas that will have a lasting 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 three weights and is dyed using immersion and handpainting techniques. For each skein purchased, $2 goes towards Birds Canada research and conservation work.
Photo: Ellen Jakubowski
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!
Image Source: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
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 5% of your purchase will be donated to Bird 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
Black-capped Chickadee Photo: Ted Gough
Gift Membership in Project FeederWatch
By counting the kinds and numbers of birds at their feeders, 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. 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.
Special offer for the first 100 people to respond: Our beautiful Birds Canada calendars featuring photos from our members are available to purchase for $20 this holiday season. Each of the lucky 100 respondents can order up to three calendars. Click here to place your order.