Welcome to MagnificentFrigatebird.com! My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this site you can browse through my t-shirts and novelty gifts for birders, find optics for birding, shop for bird books and birding supplies, including feeders, bird baths, and other back yard birding supplies.

Latest Posts

What Seed To Attract Birds? Handy Tool

As part of their Project FeederWatch program, The Cornell Lab has a handy online tool to help backyard birders determine the best foods to attract common feeder birds. 

Binocular Review: Jesoumer 10x42 Roof Prism

Jesoumer's 10x42 binoculars are affordable, lightweight, and come with some handy accessories. I had the chance to review a complementary pair that was sent to me by the manufacturer. 

SALE: Gifts of the Crow Kindle Book Download

Today, save on the highly rated Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans by John Marzluff and Tony Angell. The Kindle download for the book is $1.99 today, a big saving compared to the listed print price of...

Ridiculous Birdwatching Viral Video: we like watching birds

Writing partners Brian David Gilbert and Karen Han, popular on social media, delighted and confused birders with this surreal video. What do you think?

Floating Bird Bath Raft

Turn almost any large garden pot, tub, tray, or other container into a bird-friendly bath and water source with this floating bird bath. The shallow raft floats in a container of water to offer birds a thick edge for safe perching and a shallow profile for safe...

Cheap Food For Fancy Birds

In our central Florida back yard, we look forward to hosting Painted Buntings and Indigo Buntings for a few months each year.  Typically we see our first Painted Bunting some time in the fall (some previous first-of-season dates are 9/4/20, 10/22/19, and 10/23/18). The visits are sporadic at first,...

Featured Bird Book Reviews

Book Review: To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession by Dan Koeppel. First published 2005. In To See Every Bird On Earth, Dan Koeppel tells of his father's lifelong obsession with birds. It's a well-written biography of an average man who excelled within...

Book Review: The Warbler Guide

The species accounts themselves are as in-depth as you'd expect in a quality family-only guide. Photos of full and limited views are accompanied by detailed ID tips, including habitat, foraging technique, behaviors, and more. When plumage...

Book Review: How to Be a Better Birder

Disclosure: This is my own original, honest review of How to Be a Better Birder, a copy of which was provided to me free of charge by the publisher.

Book Review: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

Next, the introductory pages clearly state the purpose of the book: to make the reader a better birder. As I first paged through the scenes, one of my initial thoughts was that this is...

Featured Novelty Gifts

Premium Quality Birder Women's T-Shirt Women's Value T-Shirt – This fun design done in inky blue looks like an old-fashioned stamp. The distressed text reads PREMIUM QUALITY BIRDER; the design has a vintage look. So cute & original for birdwatchers! View on CafePress
Extinction is Forever Sticker (Bumper) Bumper Sticker – The slogan Extinction is Forever uses animals we've lost in recent history as part of the design. Text plus these images makes a moving statement about conservation and extinction. View on CafePress
Old Birders Never Die Mug 11 oz Ceramic Mug – This fun design for birders reads "Old birders never die, they just finish their lifelist". A fitting end for someone who watches birds - the eventual completion of a life-long project. View on CafePress
Major League Birder Women's Dark T-Shirt Women's Value T-Shirt – Is your birding game at the level of the majors? Then this Major League Birder design should be right up your alley! View on CafePress
Keep Calm Carry Bins 35x21 Wall Decal 35x21 Wall Decal – a reusable wall graphic.Wall decals are printed on a reusable vinyl with a special adhesive that sticks to walls without harming them. No tape. No tacks. No marks.Measures 35" x 2 View on CafePress
American Dippers Like It Wet Fitted T-Shirt Men's Classic T-Shirt – American Dippers, also known as Water Ouzels, like to feed under the water. So, they like it wet! :) View on CafePress
Birder at Work Sweatshirt (dark) Men's Crewneck Sweatshirt – An orange traffic warning sign advises: Birder at Work. The silhouette of a birdwatcher looking through a scope completes the design. Makes a great gift for birders who take their hobby seriously! View on CafePress
I Put Out For Birds Tote Bag Canvas Tote Bag – A vintage illustration features a boy and girl happily feeding some birds. The text reads I Put Out For Birds. Referring to the bird food, of course. *wink* View on CafePress