Feathered Friends: Collecting and Displaying Bird Figurines
Calling all children and nature enthusiasts! If you love birds, consider collecting bird figurines as a new hobby. Collecting accurate models of a variety of feathered friends isn’t just fun, it’s educational and encourages learning.
Why Collect Birds Figurines?
Birds are among some of the most colorful and varied animals in nature. Not only are they beautiful, but they can teach us a lot. Starting a collection of bird figurines is a great way to:
- Learn about birds. Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and as you collect figurines you will learn about each species.
- Connect with nature. Having a bird collection lets you feel close to nature even when you’re indoors.
- Gain patience. Collecting figurines can take a while. Creating a giant collection of quality figurines isn’t something that happens overnight
- Learn to care for things. Having a collection can help you learn to care for special items and keep them in good shape.
- Have fun. You can start a collection with family or friends and share a love of birds together.
Investing in a collection is more than simply buying feathered friends and putting them on a shelf.
How Can You Get Started On a Bird Collection?
The first step in creating a bird collection is to decide what types of birds you’d like to gather. You may want to focus on birds in your state or country. Or, you may want to collect birds of prey or tropical birds. Whatever you choose, that will serve as a guide for your collection.
The next step is to research. Begin to learn about the birds that most interest you and that you would like in your collection. Read up about where they live, whether or not they migrate, what they eat, and what males and females look like.
Then, you can decide how much you want to budget for your project. The amount is up to you. Some people set an amount they can spend each month on figurines, and others choose certain times of the year to purchase new figurines.
After you’ve decided on your budget, start shopping and keep an eye out for your favorite feathered friends. You never know when you’ll find a good one for your collection.
What Types of Figurines Should You Look For?
Everyone has a different style when it comes to collecting, but for educational purposes, realistic figurines are often the best choice. For example, this turkey figurine looks just like a real turkey with its tail feathers spread, red wattle, and striped wing feathers.
This South African Penguin toy is individually painted to ensure that each model is scientifically accurate.
If you’d like something still accurate but unique, you can also consider collecting mini versions of each bird species, like the ones in this Good Luck Minis set.
Where Can You Find a Variety of Feathered Friends?
Safari LTD has a large collection of birds, from mini packs to larger figurines and other types of educational bird toys that are perfect for your new collection. Check out our extensive figurine collections on our website.