This week's highlighted t-shirts feature bird alpha-codes in Euro oval sticker style. These were designed for oval bumper stickers, but the design works on t-shirts and apparel as well. There are 16 species to choose from, and your requests are welcome! Shown here are PIPL (Piping Plover); CALC (California Condor); FLSJ (Florida Scrub-Jay); MAFR (Magnificent Frigatebird); IBWO (Ivory-billed Woodpecker); KIWA (Kirtland's Warbler); WHCR (Whooping Crane); and OROR (Orchard Oriole).
This week's highlighted shirts are inspired by traditional collegiate sweatshirts and tees. We've got something for you, whether birding is your passion or your ornithology is your profession: Property of Birding Dept and Property of Ornithology Dept. The two designs are shown below on a small selection of what we've got available for purchase:
Have you ever gone twitching? Lots of birders do - they hear of a rare bird sighting not too far from where they are, or maybe very far away, and go out and try to find that bird. For serious twitchers, like birders doing a big year, the rare bird doesn't even have to be close at all. It just has to be rare, or otherwise missing from their life list. This week's highlighted shirts are all devoted twitchers.
First up is this t-shirt with twitch-ified proverb: If at first you don't succeed, twitch twitch again. Sometimes you can't get that wanted bird on the first try, but that doesn't mean you have to give up! The text phrase is shown here on a classic fit women's white t-shirt.
This design inspired by Shakespeare reads 'Tis better to have Twitched and lost Than never to have Twitched at all. Even an unsuccessful birding outing is better than a day sitting around indoors, right? You'll get your target bird next time! The design is shown here on a men's or unisex navy long sleeve tee.
We have a collection of Stylized Bird Illustration designs. This week I'd like to highlight another group of three from the series: Stylized Owl; Stylized Swan; and Stylized Wren. Each bird is drawn in simple black or white outlines. These are original, artistic bird designs that look especially fine on the colored shirts shown below.
This week's highlighted shirts are all devoted to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. When this post first appeared on this blog, back in 2009, the Arkansas Nature Conservancy announced they would no longer search for the bird - something they have done since interest in the woodpecker was sparked by a probable / possible / supposed / unverified sighting in 2004.
Interest in the fate of the IBWO remains, however. So here we are again, highlighting a few of our Ivory-billed Woodpecker t-shirts.
First up is this t-shirt with John James Audubon's Ivory-billed Woodpecker painting from his epic Birds of North America.
A kind of spoof of the old Got Milk? campaign, this design asks: got pecker? The square design features a simple cartoon style illustration of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker along with the slogan. The design is shown here on a Women's White T-Shirt.
We have a collection of Stylized Bird Illustration designs. This week I'd like to highlight three of the series: Stylized Penguin; Stylized Mandarin Duck; and Stylized Gull. Each bird is drawn in simple black or white outlines. These are original, artistic bird designs that look especially fine on the colored shirts shown below.