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Gifts For Avid Birdwatchers

Gifts for Avid Birdwatchers: A comprehensive guide

This is part 2 of our series on Becoming a better Gift Giver. The introductory post can be found here and the 1st post was on the subject Best gifts for audiophiles.

In this post we will be talking about best gifts for the avid birdwatcher.

 A comprehensive Field Book

Birds of India by Bikram Gewal et. al.

birds_of_indiaThis is a comprehensive book which covers over 1300 different types of birds found in the Indian Sub continent. This particular edition is a collectors item and has over 4000 unique photos and is a well documented and researched book. A team of experts (ornithologists and photographers) collaborated in order to bring the book to life. This is a must have for Bird Lovers.

Common Birds Of The Indian Sub Continent by  Ananda Banerjee common-birds-of-the-indian-sub-continenet

This is another awesome book which is intended for both the professional birdwatcher and the novice. The book is around 120 pages in length and covers almost all the birds in the Indian Sub Continent. The book also contains a lot of photos and graphics which make the book very interactive and pleasant to handle. Colloquial references to the Indian bird names and other information like migratory patterns, feeding habits etc are provided in great detail.

 Binoculars (Field Glasses)

Beginners : Generic 10X25 Mini Binoculars

10x25-binocularsThis is a great product for the novice and comes complete with fully coated optics which increases the brightness of the view field. This is also light on the wallet and extremely portable. The quality of zoom and clarity is exceptional for this price. This particular model comes with a carry pouch, cleaning cloth and adjustable strap.

Advanced: Olympus 8×40 DPSI Binocular

This is a compact pair of Binoculars from a well renowned optics manufacturer Olympus. This offers upto 8x magnification and comes olympus-binocularswith UV production i.e. this product will protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. This also offers a focusing distance of 4m. This model contains Porro lenses which allows you to see sharp and clear images and is ideal for a more seasoned and experienced birdwatcher.

Field Note Book

myPaperclip Executive Series Notebook


A small pocket notebook to record findings is a must have for any bird watcher. The mypaperclip notebook series of notebooks is a lot cheaper than the others in the market and does the job well.

This is a good moleskin alternative and comes in different colors and sizes.

A High Quality PenPilot V7 Hi-tecpoint Pen 

This is a good pen which comes in both Black and Blue colours (refills also included in the pack). This is a must have for a birdwatcher in the field.pilot-v7-pen

 A Day Pack

Insasta Foldable Lightweight Waterproof Travel Backpack


This is a foldable and a light weight backpack which comes in different colours. This is made out of high quality material and comes with a zip top closure which makes the bag easily accessible from both sides. The dimensions are 16*42*30.5cm (size) and can easily hold up to 10 liters.

This has a sophisticated look and is made out of waterproof material. This is a must have for avid hikers, cyclists and birdwatchers.

Quechua Arpenaz Hiking Backpack

quechua-arpenaz-hiking-backpackThis is a high quality hiking backpack which can fit almost all the accessories for a typical bird watching session i.e Water bottle, wallet, field guide, binoculars, etc. This bag holds up to 10 liters and has a nice fit and finish (making it look professional and rugged). It is made up of waterproof material and is extremely light weight.



Hope you find the above recommendations useful. If you have and comments and suggestions, please let us know by sending us a comment in the comment section below.

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