Birdwatching is the fastest growing hobby in the United States, and is enjoyed by a variety of individuals. Kids enjoy seeing birds in their play spaces and learning about new animals, while gardeners enjoy attracting birds with their blooming flowers. Others may have a flair for identifying feathered friends and keeping track of the different visitors they have to their yard. Gifting bird feeders and bird feeding accessories is a no-fail way to provide an enjoyable and entertaining experience to someone you love, whether they're 5 years old or 55 years old.
Connecting education to nature is easy with bird feeding. Giving a child a feeder encourages them to become familiar with local birds and their behavior. Help kids spot birds at the feeder and then look them up in a Birder's Guide or on the Internet to learn more about that species. A hummingbird feeding kit is a perfect gift for children. When hung in March or April they will catch the beginning of hummingbirds migrating north and be able to watch them all summer long, and they'll be fascinated by their speed and bright colors.
A gardening enthusiast can attract birds to their yard in various ways. From planting flowers to hanging seed feeders and waterers, a garden can come alive with bird life. Stuff stockings with packets of seeds like snapdragons, sunflowers, and larkspur, which attract and encourage various birds to visit gardens. A squirrel-proof feeder like Perky-Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone II Feeder is ideal to keep pesky squirrels and large crows from stealing seed from feathered friends. These feeders use anti-squirrel technology and the ports of this squirrel proof feeder close under a squirrel's weight, preventing them from raiding the seed supply. A gift pack complete with seed, a scoop and a hook is a great way to introduce the avid gardener to the birding world.
Adding water elements to your yard will attract more, as well as a wider variety of, birds. Not all properties are able to support waterfalls, aqua-scaping or bird baths. A waterer and feeder in one is perfect for any space because it is compact and can hang from a tree or shepherd hook. Gift a Sip and Seed Wild Bird Feeder along with a birding book and your loved one will meet all sorts of new feathered friends.
Provide the gift of a life-long hobby and spread some birding love this holiday season. Whether it is for a child, an old friend, or a family member, feeders and accessories make amazing birdfeeding gifts that will provide years of entertainment.