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Leather Birding Journal

Leather Birding Journal

Regular price $49.00
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Document your birdwatching adventures in detail by keeping a written record of each and every sighting. Our bird watching log book is designed with templated pages to make it easy to jot down quick notes and sketches each time you spot a distinct bird. You’ll have room to log sightings of 46 (or 92 with the Pro Edition) unique species and keep a list of favorite birds you’ve seen. Like all of our logbooks, the bird journal is handcrafted with exceptional top-grain leather, durable paper, and a handsewn spine so your notes are guaranteed to become a keepsake. 

Record: Species, common name, location, temperature, weather, count, behavior, description, observations, and more.  

Pro Edition: Upgrade to the Pro Edition for double the pages, a back pocket, and a built-in pen loop!

Product Details

Dimensions: 3.75” x 8” x 1"
96 templated pages (x2 with Pro Edition)
Record 46 sightings (x2 with Pro Edition)
Space for notes and reflections
1 page to list favorite birds
2 index pages
Rough-cut, cream-colored paper
Made from top-grain cowhide leather
“Birding Log” engraving on front cover
Handsewn binding
Buckle closure
This item is non-refillable

Gift Wrapping

When you choose to gift wrap a Rustico product, we carefully wrap with eco-friendly FSC Certified paper in a sturdy kraft box filled with crinkle paper and tied with 100% jute twine. You can add gift wrapping to each product where it is available in your cart. You can also upgrade it to include a laser-engraved message on a wooden tag. Click the "+ Gift Options" button above to learn more.


To see more details about how your personalization will appear on this product, use the "+ Personalize" button above. Personalizations are laser engraved in your choice of several fonts. See some examples Please note that we can engrave text and numbers only and not emoji's or other non-standard characters.


Length: 3.75 in

Width: 1 in

Height: 8 in

Care Instructions

Chemicals will weaken the leather over time. Be patient. Its ruggedness will grow in character with you.

Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it in. The oils from your skin shape the patina's look over time. So go ahead. Handle it!

Avoid leaving leather for extended periods of time in direct sunlight or extreme heat. We recommend Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleanerfor additional leather cleaning and conditioning.

Shipping & Returns

Many of our items are hand-made to order. To ensure the careful quality for which we’re known, it takes us some time to craft, package, and ship handmade or personalized items from our workshop. International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout. International delivery times vary depending on the customs office of the arrival country and may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs bureau for more information. Generally for large value shipments, you are required to pay an entry fee, plus a certain percentage of the value of the order.Rustico will not be held liable for shipments that are lost or stolen. You may add our shipping warranty to your cart at checkout in order to protect against incidents such as this.If your order has not shipped and you would like to cancel it, you may do so within 24 hours of ordering. In times of high volume, such as during the holiday season, this time may be reduced to 12 hours.Please account for the above details when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.

California Proposition 65

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer.  For more information go to

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Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Alz (Fort Payne, US)
Well-Crafted Birding Journal

The birding journal is gorgeous, sturdy, and the perfect size. Shipping was quicker than expected and the book arrived safely. My husband is going to love this Christmas gift!

LR (Monterey, US)
Such a great notebook! Definitely recommend!

What an amazing notebook! I just started getting into birding a few weeks ago and found that I wanted to keep a birding journal. This is hands down the most beautiful one I found. The color of the leather (saddle) is beautiful, the feel is amazing and it smells wonderful! The photos don’t do this journal justice! There are some tiny details that I wanted to point out:

-I purchased the pro and it is a bit harder to write on right now since the paper is so heavy and doesn’t lay flat. Not a huge deal but it’s a little uncomfortable.

- I use my Cannon Selphy square with the sticky back paper and print the photos that I take of the birds. The sticky back of the photo paper does not stick to the paper in the notebook. I ended up just using a glue stick. Again, not a huge deal but just a heads up for anyone wanting to use stickers or put photos in their journal.

Also, can this please PLEASE be made into a refillable journal instead of stitches? Or at least have an option to choose refillable or stitched. This layout is perfect and I would love to just be able to refill the notebook with a new insert instead of buying a the whole leather notebook over again.

Nikolai Volchenko (Atlanta, US)
Christmas present

My wife loved it. Recommend it for any other people who like birds, that's probably what they need

Mark Schofield (Washington, US)
Birding journal

In an era where so many things are stored in electronic fashion, what attracted to us to this journal was its simplicity and quality of design. The pages have ample room for observations and notes on our avian fines. Couldn’t be happier with the quality and speedy nature of delivery.

Amanda Hurd (Anderson, US)

First off, the bird log book is so well made and actually so cool. I got it for my boyfriend for an anniversary gift and I just know he is going to flip out. Second, I actually got it quite quickly. I thought I was going to get it the day before I saw him, and I ended up getting it after maybe a week. I will definitely be purchasing from Rustico again!!

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