Bird Plus Bird

Wellington, New Zealand · 546 Sales


Bird Plus Bird

Wellington, New Zealand 546 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Hello! Thank you for visiting my little shop!

You can find me on instagram @melissa_boardman to see what I'm creating and where I get my inspiration from.


Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

Hello! Thank you for visiting my little shop!

You can find me on instagram @melissa_boardman to see what I'm creating and where I get my inspiration from.

Melissa Boardman

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Melissa Boardman


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

gidgirl on Jan 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift item and the recipient was thrilled - very pleased as a buyer with the ease and quickness of the transaction -highly recommend!

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Here's the second design of my 2017 calendars!!

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Hey guys! I've been a bit missing in action for a while but I'm back with a new series of prints for your walls! They are all about our precious birds, I'd love to know what you all think!

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Bird Plus Bird - Eco-friendly Bird Themed Art and Stationery

Hello! My name is Melissa and welcome to my Etsy store. Bird Plus Bird is my creative outlet to combine my favourite things, birds, photography, printmaking, stationery, art and patterns!

I live in Wellington, New Zealand, not far from a wonderful wildlife sanctuary, Zealandia, which is full to the brim of native birdlife. I like my local birds so much that I have several sugar water feeders in my trees, which I fill up every day to help supplement my local birds' diets, especially when there aren't many natural food sources for them. The birds are as loyal to me as I am to them, and every morning they wait patiently in the trees for me to top up their food supply.

I enjoy watching the birdlife flourish in my backyard, but also take any chance I can get to visit bird sanctuaries both near and far, to see rarer and different birds. Our sanctuaries are critically important to the survival of many of our native bird species, they need as much protection as they can get to survive. Deforestation and introduced predators such as possums, rats and stoats are making survival extremely tough for our precious natives, so predator proof sanctuaries are a haven for birds to live and help re-establish populations of our most vulnerable birds.

Whenever I visit a sanctuary I take as many photographs as I can, so I have reference for a drawing or pattern later on. Every drawing is inspired by a bird that I have met in real-life, and because of this all my artwork is truly unique and truly inspired. Through my drawings I want to share with the world how quirky and unique our birds are, and I hope that anyone that views my work can see how much these birds mean to me. I feel so lucky to have seen so many of our rare birds, and I hope to see many, many more!

Everything in my Etsy shop is made by me in my little spare room studio, I print my own stationery, and hand-stitch every notebook. Even my art prints are printed on my own archival quality printer which means I can choose the most eco-friendly paper and print in-house, reducing my carbon footprint.

I am committed to being eco-friendly, I use recycled paper (except in archival prints, where the paper is as eco-friendly as possible, while also being archival), recycled and recyclable packaging (no plastic) and I even source plant based cellophane sleeves. I can't bear the thought of something I create having a negative effect on the environment so I do my utmost to be the greenest person I can be.

Thank you for visiting my little Etsy shop! I hope you enjoy seeing how birds inspire me and If they inspire you too, that's even better!


Shop members

  • Melissa Boardman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    HI I'm Melissa, a self professed bird nerd. I have a background in photography, design and I love nothing more than being amongst the birds in nature.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2016
Hello and thank you for visiting my little shop, you will find an array of eco-friendly paper goods and you might realise quickly that I really like birds! I am a New Zealander living in the capital, Wellington. I am really passionate about conservation and I love visiting bird sanctuaries and seeing the rare and special native birds that call NZ home. Everything I make is eco-friendly and from the heart, and inspired by a bird or two.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept most Etsy payment methods. If you don't or can't pay straight away, that's absolutely fine, just let me know! I can hold items for you until you can make full payment.
I always include a little something extra and a thank you so please let me know if you are purchasing as a gift, I am more than happy to write a note on your behalf.

I take care when packaging all items, and in the rare occurrence that an item is damaged during transit. Unfortunately tracking international items from NZ is just way too costly so I can't offer international tracking sorry.

Customs fees are the customers responsibility i'm afraid, as they vary between countries and are unpredictable.

I do my absolute best to send items out as quickly as I can to meet Christmas deadlines, please order before the Christmas shipping cut off dates to avoid any disappointment.
Refunds and Exchanges
I always want you to be happy with your purchase! If for any reason you are not happy, please contact me and I will do my utmost to fix the problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
For overseas customers I can send Christmas Presents directly to your friends in New Zealand on your behalf to save you shipping costs. Please just leave a note on checkout if your purchase is a gift and I'm more than happy to include a note on your behalf.