Catch a Glimpse of the Early Bird
- What: Nature Gear Window Bird Feeder
- When: 6 months to college
- Why: Entertaining, educational, fun
- Where: Amazon
Does your child enjoy taking care of animals? Want to help them pass the time during long winter days inside? Get a Nature Gear Window Bird Feeder to enjoy backyard birds up close and personal.
This clear plastic bird feeder attaches to any smooth surface with three suction cups. Add food to the removable bottom drawer, which includes lots of holes to keep moisture at bay and air circulating. Then sit back and watch the birds feast. Kids, adults, and even pets can enjoy watching the variety of birds who show up to enjoy a meal.
If you want to take it a step further, you can have your child take photos or draw pictures of the different birds they see. They can also look up what kinds of birds eat. Switch out the types of food and see if you can attract more species. This feeder pairs perfectly with the Seek app for exploring wildlife and plants, though plenty of books offer birdwatching information as well. Or get kids to count the different types of birds that come to visit.
If your child wants a pet, but you don’t want to commit to the care and responsibility, this bird feeder makes a great place to start. Kids can be in charge of filling the drawer with seeds and food, then sit back and enjoy the show. The large drawer makes it easy for kids to fill with food, and it slides back in smoothly as well.
No matter who ends up in charge of refilling the feeding station, everyone can enjoy a close up look at a variety of wild birds.