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We trust you are having a good summer.  To remind those of you who might be visiting Bar Harbor, Maine, this summer, the Scrimshaw Shop on Main Street carries a good selection of our birds.

Bill has carved a new shore bird, the White Ibis, and is presently working on a new Red Headed Woodpecker we plan on having finished by Fall.

Please keep in touch if you want any special orders for upcoming events or Christmas, as we will need time to select the right driftwood and materials to create that one-of-a-kind piece.

Please contact us if we can help you with any gifts or special orders.

Cloud 3Our Products

All of our products are handcrafted with detailed attention. Our large collection of birds are custom mounted on either beautiful red cedar bases or natural driftwood pieces, all hand-selected to create the perfect table or wall-mounted piece. All pieces come standard with one bird of your choice, with an option to add additional birds. In addition, the table- and wall-mounted pieces can be transformed into beautiful lamps, either in small or large size.

How to Purchase: You may browse and purchase our products by visiting the “Browse Our Birds” section along the righthand side of this website. As each piece is handcrafted and unique, the pictures provided herein are only examples of the types of products we sell. There are many different ways for us to customize and create the perfect piece for that credenza or niche in your home or office. Please contact us with any questions or special orders, and we will be more than happy to try to accomodate your request.

History of Songbird Collectibles

Bill and Beth Fewell, avid bird watchers, established Songbird Collectibles in 1990 in the little town of Sedgwick, Maine, only 15 miles as a crow flies from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Inspired by the rich diversity of native birds in the northern woods and along the rocky coast of Maine, Bill and Beth wanted to share their love of nature with others. For over two decades now, Bill, an award-winning carver, has studied in detail the behaviors and physical features of the birds that visit their backyard feeders and spring-fed pond. Using his unique knowledge of birds, he and Beth – who hand-paints each bird – create birds so lifelike that, without closer inspection, you might mistake them for the real thing.

morning_doveAnd just as oil and canvas are to the great painters, Bill uses his sculpting tools to breathe life into pieces of basswood, a woodworker’s most cherished natural medium.

Due to the significant demand of Bill’s artwork – and to make his creations more accessible – Songbird Collectibles began wood casting their most popular birds using a natural, wood product (recycled pecan shells). Akin to a painter’s lithograph, these beautiful wood castings are each hand-painted and mounted to select pieces of coastal driftwood or cedar bases. Special care and detail is devoted to each and every bird – an important and essential part of their creative process.

We hope that you enjoy our website and will check back frequently, as new birds are periodically added to our collection. If you do not see what you are looking for, and would like to place a special order, please inquire with us. We do our best to please our loyal customers!

Please come and see us at our next show!
Our next show will be in Calico Creations Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16 (Admission $5), with over 200 vendors.