Thanks to BirdWatching magazine and Princeton University Press, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of Donald Kroodsma’s new book Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Online entry is easy with a simple form to fill in. Good luck!
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BirdWatching Magazine is giving away a brand new Celestron Hummingbird Micro Spotting Scope. This new scope is lighteight and small – it’s extremely travel-friendly! Contest entry is easy. Just fill in your information on the contest page; rules are also listed on this page. I entered — this would be a perfect scope to bring on our upcoming trip to Costa Rica! Good luck!
Visit the The Zen Birdfeeder’s review of the book for details on how to enter this giveaway. Get your name in before the end of the month in order to be eligible for the drawing.
This one is super easy to enter for U.S. and Canada residents! Peterson Guides is giving away 25 copies of their moth poster in celebration of Moth Week 2015. Just fill out the form and you’re entered! Winners will be notified on July 28th so enter before then to get your name in the running.
The poster is a promo giveaway for the popular Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Good luck!
The Collins Bird Guide – The Ultimate Field Guide for Britain & Europe app for iOS is on sale in the App Store. Reguarly priced at $17.99, you can download the app today for just $10.99. This is a well-reviewed app based on the best-selling and highly-rated European field guide Collins Bird Guide. Save almost 60% on the app today. This appears to be an unannounced sale that could end at any time — so act fast before the prices goes back up!
Warbler migration is peaking right now and this guide comes in handy for birders of all levels. The information about warbler calls and songs is especially useful, as are the various quick photo guides. Check out my review of this fantastic book here: Book Review: The Warbler Guide.
Entry for this giveaway is easy! Just visit the contest page for more details on eligibility and the super easy online entry.
Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the World’s Most Amazing Birds is the story of Phoebe Snetsinger, the record holder for largest life list at over 8500 species. This best-seller was written by acclaimed author Olivia Gentile. This unique biography of a birding obsession received tons of positive reviews from birders and literary critics alike.
Pick up this birder classic for just $1.99 on Kindle. Kindle sales like these don’t last long, so pick up this deal ASAP so you don’t miss out!
Right now the Kindle version of the highly rated No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations is discounted to FREE on Amazon. No Way Home has positive reviews from E.O. Wilson, David Sibley, The New York Times, and many more. This book has been on my own personal “to read” list for a while, so I’m happy to pick it up for my Kindle Fire for nada!
This book usually sells for $13.99 so this is a fantastic deal. Price cuts like this can end at any time, so be sure to act fast to get this great book for FREE!
Today at 7:50PM EST Amazon has a Lightning Deal on these highly-rated MINOX BV II 62029 10×42 BR Binoculars. The sale price will be revealed when the deal starts at 7:50PM EST. Amazon regularly sells these at 15% off list price but Lightning Deals can offer 50% or even 75% off list prices for a limited time.
An earlier version of this very model was my personal daily binoculars for several years and they took a beating! I’d toss them in my bike’s basket several times a week where they’d bounce around with my camera, keys, and other basket stuff. I’d carry them in a tote with other equipment. And I used them in all kinds of weather conditions, from frozen winter days back in Illinois to oppressive hot and humid summer days down here in Florida.
I did have a couple of small problems with them after a few years of use. The eyepieces were somewhat mis-aligned and the rubber on one of the eyepieces was starting to crack. The body hinge was very loose. They were still very usable but after a friendly email exchange with Minox I ended up sending in my bins for cleaning and repairs. To my shock and utter delight I received a brand new replacement pair back in the mail within two weeks. That’s the kind of customer service you want in your binoculars. I highly recommend Minox and this particular model for avid birders. Be sure to check out the Amazon Lightning Deal later today on this great pair of binoculars!
Amazon has some interesting Lightning Deals coming up for Cyber Monday that will be of interest to birders. These are limited time sales with deep discounts. The deal prices will be revealed when the Lightning Deal starts. These super sale price items can sell out — and fast! Be sure to check out the deals right when they start to get yours! The starting times are listed below; for some deals, Amazon Prime members get a head start.