The Art of Collecting Bird Figurines

The Art of Collecting Bird Figurines

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Last Updated on November 9, 2023 by Emma White

If you love animals, bird watching, or just nature in general, collecting bird models could be your next hobby. Birds and their colorful, intricate details bring joy to both old and young.

Why Collect Bird Figurines?

Collecting model birds lets you enjoy them year-round in your own home. Birds can teach both children and adults alike about diversity in the animal world, adaptations, colors, patience, and more.

Creative Expression

Each figurine is a work of art, blending craftsmanship with nature and science. Some are handcrafted and painted; made with precision and skill. They bring beauty to your environment and can inspire your own creativity and artistic side.

Relaxation and Reward

Life is always busy and collecting figurines is a great way to relax. Organizing and labeling your birds can be a tranquil pastime.

It can also be adventurous and rewarding as you search for the perfect model or the right species. As you slowly expand your collection, your satisfaction will grow.


While at first it may seem like a solo hobby, you can come to meet many people and form a small community as you collect bird figurines. Some people may do figurine swaps or may sell you a bird you have been searching for for a while.

You also join a community of people who love birds and feel the same joy in the same hobby.


As you collect model birds and your collection grows, you’re preserving a part of natural history for your children. Your collection can be passed down and future generations will appreciate the beauty of it. Sadly, some bird species are becoming extinct, and you can help preserve the memory of all these species.

How To Start Collecting Bird Figurines?

Collecting figurines is a process that takes time and patience. It begins by purchasing your first figurine.

There are many different ways you can organize and collect bird models. You can start by collecting birds from certain parts of the world, such as North American birds, birds from your state or province, or birds from Australia.

You can also collect birds by color, or size, or you can collect birds in the same group. There are thirty different bird groups in the world, including:

  • Birds of prey 
  • Shorebirds
  • Game birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Owls
  • Parrots and cockatoos

The way that you decide to organize your collection depends completely on your personal preferences.

How Should You Care for Your Figurines? 

Every once in a while you should carefully clean your figurines with a damp cloth to avoid dust buildup. You can also likely use mild soap. Don’t submerge them in water or other liquids, as this can damage the paint. If there are areas that are difficult to clean, you can use cotton swabs to clean them.

Where Can You Buy Quality Bird Figurines?

Whether you are starting from scratch or are looking for unique bird species, collecting bird figurines is a fun and educational hobby for all ages.