Bird Watcher’s Supply & Gift Newsletter

Holiday 2019

In This Issue

Black Friday Weekend, What’s New?, Optics Promotions, Backyard Bird Update, Field Birding
Update, Our New Website, Newsletter Special, Contact Information, and Money-Saving Coupon.

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Black Friday Weekend

This coming weekend is one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday upon us, we hope that you will consider shopping local and supporting the area’s small businesses.

To encourage you to shop with us this weekend, and as a preview to our up-coming year long celebration of 25 years of serving you, we will be offering:

25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE, except seed, suet, optics, and sale items, on ALL 4 DAYS!
Our shelves are well stocked, so come in early for the best selection!


except seed, suet, optics, and sale items, on ALL 4 DAYS!

Our shelves are well stocked, so come in early for the best selection!

What’s New?

If you haven’t been in the store lately, you will discover so many new items. Here is a sampling of the many gifts that you may find when you visit:

– Squirrel Buster Suet, the most exciting new product this holiday season! You asked for it and Brome, the Squirrel Buster people, delivered. This feeder holds two suet cakes, which easily load without touching the suet. Woodpeckers (including the larger red-bellied woodpecker), nuthatches, titmice, etc can feed on both sides of the feeder. Like all the other Squirrel Buster Feeders, once a squirrel gets on it, it closes off the food – denying access every time! The perfect holiday gift for anyone that feeds birds – even if they already have other feeders!

– 2020 Wall Calendars, Engagement Calendars, and Page-A-Day Calendars. 

– Holiday Cards, including Holiday Quilling Cards and Gift Enclosures for the special people in your life. 

– Seed Wreaths, Seed Houses, and Seed Ornaments that decorate, feed and house birds as well!

– Maine Balsam Pillows, Sachets, and Draft Stoppers to bring the scent of the north woods into your home this holiday and all season long.

– Scented Candles from Vermont that add aroma therapy to your life.

– Wild Woolies Hand-Felted Coin Pouches, Clutch Purses, Bird Ornaments and Bird Houses (that birds really use). All Fair Trade items made in Nepal.

– New selection of BIRD HOUSES including hand painted and estate quality multi-family houses with copper, patina, or shingled roofs. Some are made of maintenance free PVC. Bird Houses always make great gifts!

– Heated Bird Baths and De-icers to provide birds with water this winter.

– Flight Calls, new book by local birder and author John Nelson of Gloucester. It is about the Massachusetts birds, their habitat, and birders who watch them!

– The River, Trout’s Adventure Series, a new children’s book by local Jack Russell Terrier, Trout Strazzulla, with assistance from his young master and local author, Anna Strazzulla.

– Roosting Boxes and Roosting Pockets to keep birds warm at night.

New Charley Harper Jigsaw Puzzles, as well as other new puzzles for young and old alike!

– Many New T-shirt Designs, including ladies cut, long-sleeve tees and hooded sweatshirts! Come see our new Snowy Owl and Great Black Hawk collection!

…and so many more great gift items for the bird lovers on your holiday list. 

And remember ALL are 25% OFF this weekend!

Optics Promotions

Binoculars and spotting scopes make special gifts for the bird or nature enthusiast on your list. We
have in-store SPECIALS on select binoculars and spotting scopes in all price ranges including
full-size binoculars starting under $100 and Spotting Scope & Tripod packages starting under

Swarovski has just announced a price reduction on its SCL 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars.
Swarovski quality – now at $1549 and $1599 for their full size binoculars!
Nikon is offering a $30. Instant Rebate on Monarch 5 8×42 and 10×42 now thru Dec 31, 2019.
There are still instant rebates and free product promotions for Zeiss binoculars and scopes
through Dec 31. Check our website for details.

Backyard Birds Update

With the changing weather, birds are flocking back to feeders all over our area. As temperatures dip,
birds are taking advantage of the quality seed and suet offerings that our customers provide.
Though we are not predicted to have many winter finches coming down this winter, we have already
seen a Pine Siskin among the flock of goldfinches at our feeders.

Juncos are back, feeding on millet under the feeders along with a few White-throated Sparrows. The wintering Tree Sparrows are also back, sporting their rusty cap and the dot on their clear breast.
Temperatures are already dipping below freezing, so it is time to put those heating deicers in your
bird bath or plug in your heated bird bath. The birds love having water available in the colder weather and become more dependent upon it once all fresh water sources become frozen.

Field Birding Update

Snowy Owls and Short-eared Owls have been observed on Plum Island already. Flocks of Snow
Buntings have been seen on Plum Island and at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. A snow bunting
was also reported from a backyard in Rowley this past week! At least one adult Northern Shrike has
been seen on Plum Island the past few weeks and more could arrive this winter.

Numbers of Bufflehead and long-tailed ducks are appearing in Newburyport Harbor. Many Scaup,
Ring-necked Ducks, Ruddy Ducks and Mergansers are gathering in area ponds and reservoirs.
Tundra swans have been seen off the coast of Plum Island and 6 were seen on Lake Attitash in
Amesbury along with the usual Mute Swans.

As the temperature drops, more Bald Eagles will be seen fishing the Merrimack River. In the
meantime, keep checking the skies for a migrating Golden Eagle! Rough-legged Hawks are arriving on Plum Island and a large number of Ducks, Loons and Grebes are present along the coast. Gannets are putting on a show as they dive for fish just offshore.

Our New Website

Our new website is up and running, and will continue to be a work in progress as we add more to it
each week. Check it out at:

Newsletter Special!

Because you subscribe to our newsletter, and you obviously read it if you are reading this far, then we want to offer you a special thank you:

Mention this newsletter special when you are making a purchase this holiday season and
receive a free gift from us – a thank you for shopping local this holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving and Joyous Holidays to you and your family. We hope to
see you this weekend or during the holiday season ahead!
Steve, Margo, Barrett, and Katrina

Contact Information:
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COUPON: For additional savings throughout the holiday shopping season, USE

20% OFF Holiday Savings 20% OFF
with this coupon, save 20% on your purchase of

Effective Dec. 3 to Dec. 31, 2019 at Bird Watcher’s Supply and Gift
*Except seed, suet, optics and sale items. Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per household.