Birdorable American Oystercatcher

Birdorable is thrilled to introduce a new member to its adorable avian assembly: the American Oystercatcher. Sporting a distinctive black and white plumage that easily catches the eye, this unique bird wields a long, thick orange beak, a tool perfectly suited to its seaside lifestyle. The American Oystercatcher's impressive beak isn't just for show; it plays a crucial role in the bird's survival, serving as a natural utensil to skillfully pry open molluscs, its preferred meal. This dietary habit underscores the bird's strong connection to its coastal habitat, where it forages along the shores, adding a dash of color to the landscape with its vivid beak and contrasting plumage.

Found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America, the American Oystercatcher's range extends from the rocky shores of New England down to the sandy beaches of northern Florida. It also graces the Gulf coast, where its presence is a treat for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. The bird's habitat choice reflects its need for accessible food sources and suitable nesting grounds, which the coastal environments abundantly provide.

The American Oystercatcher shares many similarities with its counterpart, the Eurasian Oystercatcher, which is widely distributed across Europe and Asia. Despite the geographical distance between them, both species exhibit remarkable adaptability to their respective coastal habitats, showcasing the incredible diversity within the oystercatcher family. This similarity also highlights the universal appeal of these birds among birding communities around the globe, bridging continents with their shared characteristics.

Photo of an American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher by Andy Morffew (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

The American Oystercatcher, with its bold colors and distinctive lifestyle, is a perfect example of the wonders that await discovery in the great outdoors. So, the next time you're near the coast, keep an eye out for this remarkable bird and remember the cute and educational resources available at Birdorable.com, where every bird is made adorable.

Cute Oystercatcher Gifts

We're excited to announce that the Birdorable family has grown with the addition of two new magpies! Joining our beloved Black-billed Magpie and European Magpie, we now have the beautiful Azure-winged Magpie and the unique Yellow-billed Magpie.

The Yellow-billed Magpie is a member of the crow family, native exclusively to California's Central Valley. At first glance, it resembles the common Black-billed Magpie, but upon closer inspection, it reveals its own unique charm. This bird stands out with its striking yellow bill and a matching yellow streak below the eye, adding a dash of brightness to its appearance. The Yellow-billed Magpie's exclusivity to California makes it a special and significant species, representing the diverse avian life of the region.

On the other side of the world, the Azure-winged Magpie brings a touch of elegance with its sleek and slightly smaller stature compared to the European Magpie. This bird is a true beauty, boasting a striking black cap contrasted with azure-blue wings and tail. What makes the Azure-winged Magpie particularly intriguing is its bi-continental distribution, found in two distinctly separate areas: the Iberian Peninsula and eastern Asia.

Birdorable Yellow-billed Magpie

Yellow-billed Magpie

Birdorable Azure-winged Magpie

Azure-winged Magpie

Our Birdorable versions of these magpies capture their essence in the cutest possible way. These adorable renditions highlight the unique features of each species, from the vibrant yellow accents of the Yellow-billed Magpie to the stunning blue plumage of the Azure-winged Magpie. They're not just a visual treat but also an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the diversity of the magpie family.

Cute Magpie Gifts

Birdorable Abyssinian Lovebird and Masked Lovebird

We're thrilled to introduce the latest additions in the Birdorable lineup! Joining our ever-growing family are the Abyssinian Lovebird (also known as the Black-winged Lovebird), Masked Lovebird (also known as the Yellow-collared Lovebird), and Eclectus Parrot, each cutified closely matching the original vibrant colors. These charming birds are now available on a range of cute bird gifts, perfect for bird enthusiasts of all ages. From adorable children's clothes to stylish adult t-shirts, and from buttons and magnets to decorative tiles, bags, and mugs, there's something for everyone. These items make wonderful gifts for birders, ornithologists, or anyone who holds a special place in their heart for our feathered friends.

Let's take a closer look at these new Birdorable birds:

  1. Abyssinian Lovebird: As the largest member of the lovebird family, the Abyssinian Lovebird stands out with its impressive size. These parrots, native to Africa, from Eritrea to Ethiopia, boast a striking green plumage, making them a majestic sight. They are known for their strong pair bonds and lively personalities.

  2. Masked Lovebird: Another charming addition is the Masked Lovebird, a petite and vibrant type of parrot found in the northeast of Tanzania. As one of the smaller birds in the lovebird family, they captivate with their vivid green body and contrasting face mask, living up to their name. Their playful and social nature is sure to win the hearts of bird lovers.

  3. Eclectus Parrot: Last but not least, the Eclectus Parrot, hailing from the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and Australia, brings a splash of color. This species is renowned for its striking sexual dimorphism: males flaunt a bright green plumage, while females dazzle with their red and purple feathers, a rare and fascinating trait among parrots.

Birdorable male and femalt Eclectus Parrots on a branch

These Birdorable birds are not just visually appealing; they are ambassadors of their species, highlighting the incredible diversity and beauty of birds across the globe. Whether you're a seasoned birder or new to the world of avian wonders, our range of products offers a delightful way to celebrate and share your love for these remarkable creatures. 

Cute Lovebird & Parrot Gifts

Old photo of Birdorable Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Rare photo of a Birdorable Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is one of the largest woodpecker species in the world. The bird is shiny blue-black with extensive white markings on its neck and on both the upper and lower trailing edges of its wings. It has a pure white bill and displays a prominent top crest, red in the male and black in the female.

That is what most people agree on, but what they don't agree on is if it's either extremely rare or extinct! There is no solid proof of recent sightings of the birds, but some people do claim they have seen it in the woods of the Southeastern United States.

Heavy logging activity and hunting by collectors decimated the population of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the late 1800s. It was generally considered extinct in the 1920s, when a pair turned up in Florida, only to be shot for specimens. By 1938, an estimated 20 individuals remained in the wild, some 6-8 of which were located in the old-growth forest called the Singer Tract in Louisiana.

By 1944 the last known Ivory-billed Woodpecker, a female, was gone from the cut-over tract. Reports of at least one male bird in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005 were reported in April 2005 by a team led by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. But no real evidence exist of the sighting, making many believe that the bird is extinct. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is the miracle bird of the century - or is it?

Cute Ivory-billed Woodpecker Gifts

Birdorable Peach-faced Lovebirds sitting on a branch

Peach-faced Lovebirds, also known as Rosy-faced Lovebirds, are delightful little birds native to the arid landscapes of southwestern Africa. These birds are not only notable for their vibrant coloration but also for their lively and sociable nature. As gregarious creatures, Peach-faced Lovebirds thrive in the company of their kind, often found chirping loudly and congregating in small, animated groups in the wild.

Their day-to-day activities are a joy to observe. These lovebirds have a busy schedule that includes feeding throughout the day and indulging in frequent baths. When it comes to their appearance, there's a fascinating variation in coloration among different populations. Typically, females exhibit a darker and greener hue, while males tend to be smaller with brighter plumage.

One of the most endearing behaviors of Peach-faced Lovebirds is their unique sleep position. These birds love to sit side-by-side, turning their faces toward each other in a cozy and heartwarming display of affection. This behavior not only reinforces their bonds but also epitomizes why they're named 'lovebirds.'

Adding to their charm, female Peach-faced Lovebirds showcase remarkable nest-building skills. They are known to skillfully tear raw materials into long strips and ingeniously 'twisty-tie' them onto their backs. These resourceful females then fly back to their nesting site with these materials to construct a comfortable and secure nest for their eggs.

The Peach-faced Lovebird, with its vivid appearance, social habits, and adorable behaviors, truly embodies the essence of cuteness and is a wonderful example of nature's beauty and ingenuity. Whether observed in the wild or as cherished pets, these birds bring joy and color to the lives of those who encounter them.

Peach-faced Lovebirds photo

This design, a cute version of the Peach-faced Lovebird, makes a great gift for birders, Lovebird fans, and anyone who loves cute birds! Also check out the other Birdorable parrots and parakeets, like the Rose-ringed Parakeet, Monk Parakeet and African Grey Parrot.

Cute Peach-faced Lovebirds Gifts

Birdorable Black Kite

Birdorable.com is excited to announce this week's update, featuring 17 adorable new bird additions! Our latest collection includes a delightful mix of species, such as the intelligent African Grey Parrot, the charming Peach-faced Lovebird, the majestic Brown Pelican, the colorful Keel-billed Toucan, the powerful Osprey, the unique Egyptian Plover, the swift American Kestrel, the soaring Black Kite, and the iconic Bald Eagle. Notably, the Kite, Kestrel, Osprey, and Eagle mark the first birds of prey to join the Birdorable family.

Birdorables are the kind of cute and colorful birds you might find in your backyard or when you go birding. Our designs closely match the natural shapes and colors of the birds, turning them into adorable avian cartoons. These cutified birds are not just a treat for the eyes; they're available on a wide range of products, including t-shirts & apparel, buttons, magnets, and much more. They make perfect gifts for bird lovers, birders, or anyone who appreciates the beauty and diversity of our feathered friends. Come explore our newest additions and find your favorite Birdorable!

Birdorable.com was launched today and features thirteen birds, including American Robin, Pigeon, Cardinal and Blue Jay, which have all been cutified closely matching the birds' natural shapes and colors. Birdorables are the type of cute and colorful birds you might find in your backyard or when you go birding.

Birdorable American Robin and Blue Jay

Birdorable.com merchandise appeals to birders and more The adorable birds are available on a range of different products, from bibs, children's clothes and adult t-shirts to buttons, magnets, tiles, bags, mugs and much more! They are great gifts for birdwatchers and fans of birds. All of the products are made to order using the print-on-demand technology of Cafepress.com. Each time Cafepress receives an order from the online shop, their production facility jumps into action to produce and ship your high-quality finished product. Shop from home with the comfort of knowing that your order is backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. This 30-Day Guarantee gives you plenty of time to check items for color, high-quality, and size for yourself, family and friends. If you are a birder or fan of backyard birds, visit Birdorable.com to check out the lovable cute birds. If you have any questions about the collection please don't hesitate to contact us.