Birds on a Wire Mug

Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Did you know that bird watching is a stress-relief activity? Well, now you can partake in this relaxing pastime from the comfort of your home with the magical Birds on a Wire mug.

This coffee cup has two different sides to it. When it's empty or filled with a cool beverage, it features a striking black silhouette of 18 birds on a wire. But if you add a hot liquid to the mug, the illustration will slowly transform from black to color before your very eyes. Then, when it cools again, it will return to its normal state. Each species of bird is completely unique, so the challenge is to name as many as you can before their colors are hidden.

Pick up this mug for yourself so you can birdwatch over breakfast, or wrap it up as a gift for the bird lover in your life. 


  • Birds on a Wire mug holds 12 ounces of liquid.
  • When hot liquid is poured into this mug, 18 birds will change from black to color. Once the mug cools down, the birds will gradually go back to a black silhouette.
  • The 18 species of birds are American Goldfinch, American Kestrel, American Robin, Barn Swallow, Carmine Bee-Eater, Eastern Towhee, Green Catbird, Indigo Bunting, King Parrot, Northern Mockingbird,
    Purple Finch, Red and Yellow Barbet, Red Whiskered Bulbul, Scissortail, Flycatcher, Tree Swallow, Vermillion Flycatcher, Whiskered Treeswift, and White-throated Sparrow.
  • Due to the nature of this mug, it is not dishwasher safe but is microwave safe.

About Unemployed Philosophers Guilds

Founded in 2011, the Unemployed Philosophers Guild contends that “the unexamined gift is not worth giving” and creates items that fulfill people’s needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee mugs, and above all, laughter.

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