Best Father’s Day Gifts for a Birdwatching Dad
In 2018 Father’s Day falls on Sunday 17th June. So now’s the time to start gift-hunting. If your dad is a keen birdwatcher, there are some great presents out there. Show him how much you care with these Father’s Day gifts, all perfect for bird-obsessed dads.
Any birdwatcher worth their salt will own a pair of binoculars. But find out whether your dad’s pair offer the best magnification and lens size. You could treat him to a state-of-the-art pair of birding binoculars to take his hobby to the next level.
Bird Feeding Gift Box
Let your dad enjoy his twitching hobby from the comfort of his own home. With a bird feeder gift box he can attract a wide variety of birds to his garden. You could even set up a bird seed subscription so he receives seasonal seed blends throughout the year – it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Bird Watching Day Out
Why not book a trip for two to a local wildlife reserve? Your dad will be able to spot a wide variety of bird species and enjoy some quality time with you to boot.
Bird of Prey Experience
Perhaps your dad would like to get up close to some of the biggest birds in the UK. Take him on a bird of prey experience (there are tons of options around the country). Depending on where you choose, he could have the option to fly eagles, falcons or owls and learn all about these top avian predators.
If your dad likes to photograph the birds that he comes across, he might appreciate some new camera equipment. A new tripod, a new lens or just a fancy new camera case could be just the ticket.
Birdwatching Books or Apps
There are plenty of great books out there for birdwatchers. Many offer a comprehensive guide to identifying birds in the UK. And if your dad is a little more tech-savvy, you could treat him to a birdwatching app for his smartphone instead. These interactive guides offer recordings of bird song, bird identifying tools and the option to record bird sightings too.
Whether your dad is a budding birdwatcher or a dedicated twitcher, he’s sure to love one of these fantastic Father’s Day gifts.
Christmas presents for every type of bird lover
Twitchers, bird watchers or bird lovers - they can be your parent, grandparent, partner or friend! There are different presents for every sort of bird lover.... here are some ideas of what to choose from Boxwild this Christmas
From a Bird gift for an in-law to a thank you present for a teacher - we have it covered!
1. Gift for a bird watcher - a twitcher is someone who mad about birds, they probably have all the bird feeders and binoculars you could need so we would suggest the Seed Subscription Box which contains various packs of our seed blends & will offer something different which their birds won't have tried before!
2. Thank you Gift for an eco loving teacher - depending on budget, a nice bag of our Boxwild seed blend with a seed scoop tends to go down very well.
3. Gift for bird-loving in-laws - often the tough present to buy off the list! Our Bird Feeder Gift box is our most popular item and makes a thoughtful present.
4. Wildlife lover- for someone who is into all types of wildlife, not just birds, then our Wildlife Subscription Box is the perfect option. Each quarter we send a variety of bird and wildlife goodies to attract nature into the garden.
Top 6 Wildlife Charities in the UK
If you want to donate to a wildlife charity, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. There are countless wildlife organisations in the UK working tirelessly to support native species. To make your decision a little easier, we’ve created a list of some of the best UK wildlife charities, summarising who they are and what they do:
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was founded way back in 1889. Through nature reserves, petitions and public awareness campaigns, the organisation seeks to conserve bird populations throughout the UK. The charity also runs annual birdwatching days. These are, in effect, huge wildlife surveys giving an up-to-date impression of birdlife and bird numbers across the country.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
The WWT runs nine nature reserves across the UK. The charity’s aim is to preserve wetlands, which are a primary source of drinking water for both humans and wildlife. The reserves are a place where people, young and old, can learn about the wetland habitat and the creatures that make it their home.
Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society takes care of the UK’s seas and the creatures living within it. The charity campaigns for sustainable seafood. It works with fisherman to find more sustainable methods of fishing and promotes sustainability amongst retailers and consumers. Every year MCS volunteers also tidy up beaches across the country and conduct projects with local communities to ensure our seas are clean and healthy environments for everyone to enjoy.
Butterfly Conservation is a charity dedicated to protecting the UK’s declining butterfly and moth populations. The organisation has established reserves around the country, works to survey the UK’s butterflies and moths and raises awareness of their plight.
Named after one of Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters, Tiggywinkles is one of the world’s leading wildlife hospitals. Based in Buckinghamshire, it’s open every day and every hour of the year to treat injured and orphaned animals. It takes in over 10,000 every year and aims to release them all back into the wild.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Following an alarming decline in bumblebee numbers, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established in 2006. The charity works to establish bee-friendly habitats and encourages the general public to make changes to their own gardens. They are currently working to reintroduce the short-haired bumblebee (declared extinct in the UK in 2000) back into the country.
Donations from sales of our gift boxes for bird and wildlife lovers support the amazing work that WWT and Butterfly Conservation do.