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Best Bird Watching Hats For Beginners 2023 (New Styles!)

Do you love being outdoors and exploring nature? Well then this article is for you! In this article, we will take a look at the best bird watching hats for beginners. These hats are guaranteed to bring you closer to nature and make your time outside more enjoyable. 

Best Birding Hats for Women

Sunday Afternoons Ultra Adventure Hat

From trekking the trails to chilling on a sunny patio, the Adventure Hat has you covered 100%, literally and figuratively. The 4″ broad brim provides UPF 50+ sun protection for your entire face and neck coverage. A hook and loop tab gives you the option of lifting the 7.5″ neck cape when additional air flow is not just wanted, but needed!

Ventilation at the top allows for cool breezes. Plus, there’s an interior moisture wicking sweatband and elastic sizing system, so one size fits most. We call that cool comfort all around!

Sloggers Women’s Sun Hat

Whether you’re in the garden or out on a boat, the Sloggers Wide Brim Braided Sun Hat is the perfect topper for all of your outdoor activities. Specially designed to keep you cool and comfortable, this hat is rated UPF 50+ Maximum Sun Protection, which means it’s guaranteed to block 97% of harmful UV rays.

And if that isn’t enough protection for you, the shapeable brim allows you to further customize your coverage. You can even shape the brim around your face to create a sun visor that protects your eyes as well!

Jjyee Womens Hat with Ponytail Hole

Jjyee sun hat with chin strap women help keep it from being blown away by wind. Sun block hats for women has a wide brim, which helps shade your face and neck from sunburn. Its brims help protect you from UV rays and keep your face skin fresh when outdoors. The mesh layer on the inside of the hat will greatly improve cooling and breathability.

The adjustable chin drawstring not only allows you to control the size of the sun shade, but also makes it possible to secure the hat firmly in strong winds. These features make the sun hat the best choice for any outdoor sports, such as hiking, fishing, rafting, camping, travel etc.

Sunday Afternoons Sport Hat

Nothing beats the lightweight comfort of a Sunday Afternoon’s hat for your next adventure. The streamlined Sport Hat design provides maximum protection in minimal space, and is the perfect hat to keep your hands free for birding, gardening or just about anything around the house. This hat is so comfortable to wear, you’ll forget it’s even there.

It blocks out 96% of harmful UV rays, dries quickly if you get caught in the rain, and has a mesh-covered vent at the top, so you don’t overheat. Plus, its adjustable drawstring keeps it firmly in place, so you can focus on what matters—having fun!

Women Floppy Sun Hat

This classic bucket hat style is made from 100% paper straw and has a removable chin strap to keep it from falling off on windy days. This beach sun hat is so comfortable and easy to wear, especially great for holidays or daily headwear. Its one size fits all, with adjustable rope built inside the sweatband, will fit most teens and adults.

A perfect woman’s sun hat for wearing when gardening, at the beach, pool, park, camping, hiking, church functions, race day events, even out in your own backyard; Or throw on this stylish fashion hat to turn any ordinary day into a warm summery day.

Best Birding Hats for Men

Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat

The Adventure Hat is an all-around favorite of travelers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This sun hat is lightweight, breathable, and offers excellent sun protection. It features a 4″ wide brim that provides enough coverage to keep your head, face, and neck fully shaded all day long. The patented neck cape also provides additional shade and personal space on the back of the neck with its 7½” coverage.

This feature also allows users to lift the cape if they become too warm and desire extra airflow on those hot days. One-handed adjustment at the rear of the crown allows you to fine-tune your fit, so you can focus more on your surroundings, and less on your headwear.

Henschel Hats Aussie Breezer Mesh Hat

The Aussie Breezer keeps your head cool and comfortable on the hottest summer days. This hat includes a chin cord that provides a secure fit and prevents loss on a windy day. The interior of this hat is unlined, which makes it the most lightweight style available from Henschel Hats.

It’s ideal for all outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and camping. This hat is crushable and packable, making it easy to travel with. It features a simple 1-inch self-band that holds the hat together and makes traveling easy.

Columbia Bora Bora Booney

Whether you’re fishing or birdwatching, this hat is perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes. Made from sweat-wicking, quick-drying fabric with a built-in Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection, it boasts an adjustable toggle that ensures a customized fit and a mesh venting panel to keep the cool breeze flowing through.

The wide brim provides maximum protection, while the mesh vent panel keeps you cool and comfortable. So throw on the Bora Bora, grab your binoculars, and go in search of some great blue herons.

Wide Brim Sun Hat with Neck Flap

You can enjoy the outdoors in the sun without heat exhaustion or skin damage with this Wide Brim Sun Hat! It features UV protection, a 4-inch wide brim to block the sun and an 8.5-inch extra long neck flap that goes below your neckline to keep sun out of your face and neck.

The hat is made of nylon and spandex, with lightweight and breathable mesh side panels for ventilation. The hat also has an adjustable cord lock, which allows you to customize the fit for added comfort when wearing the hat for long periods of time.

Home Prefer Mens Hat with Neck Flap

If you want the superior protection of a wide brim on an adventure-ready sun hat, look no further than this Home Prefer unisex wide brim sun protection hat. It provides UPF 50+ for ultimate sun protection, blocks 98%+ of damaging UVA/UVB sun rays.Try this hat on, you will be amazed of how comfortable it could be!

This hat is perfect for any outdoor activities such as gardening, birding, hiking and much more. The mesh vents keep your head feeling cool, and it is adjustable or removable chin strap that provides versatility.


It’s time to step up your adventure game. With this stylish and functional sun hat, you will finally be able to enjoy all the outdoor activities you want to experience without fear of harmful UV rays or overheat from the blazing sun.

Built with UPF 50+ material to protect you from all angles of the sun and a spandex sweat band that is moisture wicking & quick drying, this is the perfect hat for birdwatching, long hikes, boat outings, beach days, and gardening. Our hat is also breathable, lightweight and dries quickly to keep you cool on hot summer days!

Best Bird Baseball Hats

ECO Wear Bald Eagle Baseball Cap

This ECO Wear Embroidered Wildlife Bald Eagle Baseball Cap is the perfect hat for long hikes, bird-watching, boating, beach days, and gardening. An embroidered Bald Eagle design adorns the six panel construction of this washed cotton ball cap, which also features a durable closure and an adjustable strap to provide a comfortable and secure fit.

The hang tag provides vital facts about the bald eagle. With the work of gifted artist Tell Hicks on your head, you will bring out all the beauty and detail of nature wherever you go, and it’s also quality made in the USA. These caps come in One Size Fits All.

CafePress Bird Nerd Baseball Cap

If you love to get your bird watching in, why not show off your hobby with this Bird Nerd cap? You love to spend your time up in a tree, binoculars in hand, watching beautiful birds as they come and go. Declare your enthusiasm for nature’s most colorful creatures with this fun hat.

This 6-panel cap is made of brushed cotton and features an adjustable closure to ensure a proper fit. The brim is low sitting and the inside includes a sweatband to help wick sweat away from your brow on those sunny days birding or on the golf course.

Shallow Brook Drive Woodpecker Hat

Just in time for the spring migration, from backyard birding to a lifelong pursuit to find the world’s best birding destination – you need a baseball cap to tout your life list favorite! From your backyard to an international birding hotspot, this baseball cap is sure to become an everyday favorite.

Made in the U.S.A., this 100% chino cotton hat is embroidered with a Pileated Woodpecker on the front panel, and logo on the reverse. Adjustable strap with antique buckle ensures a perfect fit every time! 

DALIX Hummingbird Hat Baseball Cap

Head out on a sunny day in style with this hat. Perfect for hikes, afternoons at the beach, fishing outings, and even long road trips. Custom designed with hummingbird on the front with Premium stitched threading, this adorable hat is ideal for matching any outfit. Made with 100% Cotton, it is soft on the skin and perfect for wearing every day.

The easy-adjustable strap on the rear makes it conveniently adjustable, making it a one-size-fits-all baseball cap. This hat goes great with casual outfits, adding a nonchalant element of sophistication to your character. Comes in 20 different colors.

Hashtag Men’s Adult Baseball Hat Cap

Look awesome in this stylish fitted Mid-profile Flexfit hat. This custom embroidered cap is made of highest quality materials and are built to last for several years whether it is rain or shine. This cap features a 63% Polyester, 34% Cotton, and 3% Spandex construction.

The adjustable Flexfit band is designed to give you a custom fit no matter your head size thanks to the spandex being woven into the sweatband and throughout the crown! Flexfit hats are super stylish! Make sure you grab one in every color, so you can wear them with everything!

CafePress Bird Nerd Baseball Cap

You are a bird nerd through and through, or know someone who definitely is. This is the perfect hat to show them off! These baseball caps are made only using high quality thread for custom high stitch density embroidery, providing superior insulation, durability, and style. These unstructured hats are 100% cotton with an adjustable hook/loop tape closure that adjusts from 20″ to 24″, a crown measuring 3.25″ this baseball cap is a sure fit!

It’s sturdy, flexible and should retain its shape. This hat is perfect for outdoors, camping, sport or any everyday wear. The brim is low sitting and the inside includes a sweatband to help wick sweat away from your brow on those sunny days fishing, birding golfing or just walking your dog. 

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  • Vince S

    Meet Vince, the passionate founder and author of Learn Bird Watching, boasting 30 years of birding experience. With an unwavering mission to empower fellow bird enthusiasts, Vince shares invaluable wisdom and guidance. As a dedicated moderator and contributor to Quora's Bird Watchers' Club, he actively engages with the birding community, where his insightful answers have garnered over 440,000 views and over 2,670 upvotes. Whether you're a budding birder or a seasoned avian aficionado, his wealth of knowledge is at your service.