My daughter took her time choosing from among all the styles available at our store and decided on the ruby throated hummingbird. She chose it because it is one we won't see in our area. It comes with a small tag that tells you about the bird plus a map showing which areas it lives in. She also loved its colorfulness (red, green, white, gray, tan, black). The bird makes authentic sounds when you press gently on its back, the volume is just right. It's small, around 5 to 6 inches (similar in size to the 5" Angry Birds plush toys). She keeps it in the corner of her bed and the button is not overly sensitive, it has never accidentally turned on.
One thing to note is that the battery is not accessible, so cannot be removed/replaced once the sound stops working.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend