Watch the Birdie Slots

Watch-the-BirdieWatch The Birdie is a slot machine that comes from Rival Gaming, and as far as I know it’s the only one that has approached this theme before. It’s a bird watcher’s dream, the reels of the game being filled with symbols with different types of birds on them. These are not real pictures of birds however, more like cartoon caricatures of them, so you might not be able to figure out what they are in every single case. Still, for someone that loves nature and the many creatures it has, Watch the Birdie could be a fun way to spend some time.

Like many other Rival slots, this one also comes with 5 reels and 15 bet lines. As its features you get a bonus game and a wild symbol, with the big prize valued at $3,750, no more.

Features of Watch the Birdie

The expanding wild and the bonus game that gets triggered with a scatter’s assistance, these are the only two major features offered by this slot.

First of all, we have the Wild Bird Egg, which is shown right after it hatched, so the chick still has some eggshell on his head. An expanding wild does two great things for the player. First of all, as a wild it can substitute for any regular symbol, if that helps it create its own combo of symbols. Acting as a sort of a Joker, the wild symbol is useful only when it appears in the right position and payline. That’s why the second point is so important. The wild can expand in this game, so it covers the entire reel if that helps you get that extra combo. Otherwise, it just stays in place and takes only one spot on the reel. There are three reels that can take the expanding wild, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ones.

Find the Birdie

The Bird Watcher is the one that triggers the second feature, a bonus game called Find the Birdie. It appears on all five reels, and you need it on at least three at the same time in order to get that bonus game started.


In this bonus game, you are shown a bird at the top, which you will have to match by locating its egg. You can get the correct eggs, you can get the wrong ones and you can also find a Bird of Happiness, which is useful because it can replace eggs that have the wrong birds in them.

Betting options and jackpots

Wagers in Watch the Birdie go from $0.01 to $37.50. At the highest level, the 15 bet lines get 5 coins each, with denominations at $0.50. You end up with $2.50 line bets this way.

The 1,500x jackpot that the slot advertises will be valued at $3,750, the equivalent of 7,500 coins.

Design and symbols

There is a lot of vegetation in this game, the entire reel area seems to have been sculpted from some kind of thick bush. You can see a forest behind the leaves and trees that are used in every symbol where a bird is, plus you get about a dozen different bird related pictures. They’re all in cartoon style, funny looking birds that give you enough variety on the reels. It’s not a theme you will see anywhere else, so this is your one chance to enjoy a bird watcher themed slot machine.

Symbols: Bird Watcher (scatter), Bird Egg (wild), Birdhouse (1,500x), Red-crowned Crane (1,000x), Bluebird (600x), Toucan (400x), Cockatoo (300x), Songbird (175x), Red-worm Crane (150x), Blue Parrot (150x), Crow (100x) and Canary (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Yes, it’s a game that is unusual and interesting enough to make it to the list, despite the rather meager payouts that it offers. As a fan of nature and bird watching, it’s especially a good choice, but I’m sure that everyone will find this a relaxing title.

This Watch the Birdie slot is offered by all online casinos with Rival software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.