Amy
ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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Archive: September, 2009

T-Shirt Tuesday: got birds?

Posted on September 29th, 2009 in T-Shirt Tuesday

This week’s highlighted shirt spoofs that old popular “got milk?” ad campaign. got birds? is done in the same font style as the milk version and is a simple way to show you’re looking for birds!


got birds? Ringer T-Shirt

T-Shirt Tuesday: I Love My Backyard Birds

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 in T-Shirt Tuesday

This week’s highlighted t-shirt is made for backyard birdwatchers. I Love My Backyard Birds has backyard favorites like the American Robin, Blue Jay, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-capped Chickadee and seven others perched on foliage found among the green text.

I Love My Backyard Birds T-Shirt

Small site spruce-up

Posted on September 11th, 2009 in Site update

The MagnificentFrigatebird.com homepage has been updated a bit. There’s more emphasis on my birding gift shop and less on the merchandise affiliated via Amazon.com (the binoculars, books, birdfeeders, etc).

MagnificentFrigatebirdHomepage

The gifts main page has also been updated with a few new categories: Back Yard Birdwatching, Local Birder, Traveling Birder, and For the Birdmobile. All of the products in the gift shop are all made to order using print-on-demand technology – meaning the products are produced when the order is placed. Most products are fulfilled by CafePress but I’m expanding my offerings using a new provider, Zazzle, so you’ll see a different product range available depending on the design you’re looking at.

I’d love to hear what you think about the updates made to MagnificentFrigatebird.com!

Bird blog & online contests for September

Posted on September 7th, 2009 in Contest

Here’s a list of current (as of September 7th) blog & online contests by birders, for birders, and/or offering birdy prizes. Click on the links to learn more, check eligibility, and enter to win! If you are running a contest or know of something that should be added to this list, please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an email. This is a monthly post appearing on the first Monday of every month. I will add any updates I find during the month as a comment on this post. If you’d like to stay updated, you can subscribe to the comment RSS feed for this post.

ENDING SOON(ISH)

Etsy seller bridbird is giving away a gocco bird print. Check out the contest page for details. Ends September 14th.

The Nature Conservancy has a Photo Contest. Users can submit images (not restricted to birds) via Flickr through September 30th.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Celebrate Urban Birds project is running a fun contest through October 31st called “A Murder of Crows and other Spooky Bird Tales.” Share stories or images of a bird doing something strange. Prizes range from Eagle Optics binoculars to books, posters and more.

The Swarovski Digiscoper of the Year Contest runs through 31 October. First prize is an EL 32 binocular. Be sure to read the rules before entering.

The Rainforest Alliance is running their 2nd Annual Picture Sustainability Photo Contest. Enter photos to win prizes including a trip for two to Costa Rica. Click here for the rules. Contest ends 1 November.

ONGOING CONTESTS of interest to birders

Each month the Birds & Blooms website runs the Where’s Webster? contest. Find Webster the duck on the website and enter to win. Prizes vary and the contest runs month to month.

The Eagle Optics Email Contest is ongoing for anyone subscribed to their newsletter. A new winner is chosen every month. Click here for details.

Birder’s Lounge runs a monthly ID Challenge. Prizes vary month to month.