Give a Gift of Birds

Cedar Waxwings exchange a gift. Photo: Glenn Woodell/Shutterstock


This article is a digital-only story from the winter 2022-2023 issue of The Urban Audubon.

By Rebecca Minardi

It’s that time of the year again—when we start scratching our heads over what to give those we love. NYC Audubon hopes to make it a little easier for you with this bird-filled holiday gift guide. (And don’t forget that a NYC Audubon gift membership is a gift that keeps giving—both to the recipient, and to the birds.)

Lark Fine Foods Grande Holiday Sampler

Grande Holiday Collection

Chocolate mint sablés and almond dragees? Yes, please! This cookie assortment from Fall Roost supporter Lark Fine Foods has all your snack needs covered, from Mexican-chocolate cha-chas to Russian tea cakes.

American Kestrel hat from Bird Collective

American Kestrel Hat

Keep the sun out of your eyes in style with this fabulous washed cotton twill hat sporting an embroidered American Kestrel, the symbol of NYC Audubon. Even better: 20 percent of the profits from each sale support New York’s Grassland Bird Trust. Look cool and help grassland birds at the same time.

Birds & Beans Wood Thrush bird-friendly coffee

Wood Thrush Breakfast Roast Coffee 

The only U.S. company that sells triple-certified coffee (bird-friendly, organic, and fair trade), Birds & Beans is where birders get their caffeine fix. Wood Thrush breakfast roast coffee has a mild sweet flavor, light body, and fragrant floral aroma with a note of creamy milk chocolate. Wood Thrush is grown on family farms in Peru that are dedicated to preserving critical habitats for migratory and indigenous birds. 

Exploring Birds Activity Book for Birds

Exploring Birds: Activity Book for Kids

By Kristine Rivers
(available at
With 50 project and practice ideas, including field sketching, learning how binoculars work, and birdy bingo, this addition to kids’ bird books is quite welcome. Rivers inspires children to see birds everywhere and discover the uniqueness of each species.

Bubo Owl Pendant by Janet Mavec

Bubo Owl Pendant

All owls are special—but artist Janet Mavec has created this limited-edition pendant just for NYC Audubon, in honor of our 40th anniversary. Named "Bubo" for the Latin name of the Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, this highly versatile jewelry will please any nature lover. If you buy Bubo at, Janet  will donate part of the proceeds to NYC Audubon for bird conservation.