Audubon Plush Birds by Wild Republic

These toy birds for kids (or adults) are adorable, soft, and educational - that's a combination that's hard to beat. The lifelike plush birds are crafted by Wild Republic in partnership with Audubon. Each plays a clear recording of the actual bird song, provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (You squeeze the bird to make the song play).

The birds are well-made out of good quality materials. They'll hold up well to lots of handling and hugging. They come with a little tag that has some very basic information aobut the bird and a migration pattern map.

The bird songs sound good and are long enough to be educational but short enough not to drive parents crazy - about three or four seconds in length. And the sound recording on mine is realistic enough to make my kitties show up to investigate. I have the little bluebird that's pictured in our logo. He's very cute.

Take a look at the selection below. There are so many to choose from, you might want to build a flock of your own. Maybe give a few a year to a favorite child, helping them learn about and gain an appreciation for birds.

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Eastern Bluebird

The bluebird frequents open fields where you'll see them flying around in pursuit of insects.

American Goldfinch

You've probably seen these little guys at backyard feeders. They love thistle seed.

American Robin

The Robin - the harbinger of spring, and a backyard favorite.

Pileated Woodpecker

The Pileated Woodpecker is the big Woody Woodpecker type with a red crest.

Blue Jay

The beautiful Blue Jay. Always an active memeber of the backyard community.


There's no matching the Mockingbird's song for variety.


The Black-Capped Chickadee - such a beautiful and friendly little bird.

Downy Woodpecker

One of the more common woodpeckers found in suburban areas, these active little birds are a joy to watch.


Like flying jewels, tiny hummingbirds fly from flower to flower and often visit sugar water feeders.

Baltimore Oriole

This is Maryland's state bird - and it has a baseball team named after it!

Tufted Titmouse

It's hard to say if the tufted titmouse is more handsome or cute. A favorite visitor to many backyards.

Red Winged Blackbird

Their bright red patch against glossy black feathers is easy to spot in fields and along roadsids.

Blue Grosbeak

A beautiful blue bird that is, unfortunately, not easy to spot.

Purple Martin

You'll see these busy birds at martin houses and condos. They eat lots of insects and their aerial acrobatics are fun to watch.

Painted Bunting

"Painted" is a good description for this colorful bird. They look tropical, but can be found in the Central and Southeast US.

Hermit Thrush

This little bird with a lovely song spends its summers in Northern forests and winters in the lower US.

Western Tanager

Bringing home one of these little plushies might be your best bet for seeing one of these elusive birds.


These unusual woodpeckers, with their combination of stripes and spots are as likely to be seen on the ground as in the trees.

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