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: Contest

    Contest: Enter to win Listening to a Continent Sing

    Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Books, Contest, Giveaway

    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!

    Contest: Enter to win a Micro Spotting Scope!

    Posted on March 19th, 2016 in Contest

    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!
    hummingbird-scope

    Contest alert: Win Leica bins from BirdWatching magazine!

    Posted on June 5th, 2014 in Contest, Giveaway

    BirdWatching magazine and Leica Sport Optics are giving away a pair of Leica Trinovid binoculars! The contest is to celebrate young birders and mentors of young birders. Young birders as well as their mentors can enter this contest by writing a short essay. See the contest page for more details and to enter. Submit your essay via email by June 30th.

    Audubon Dream Trip Sweepstakes

    Posted on June 3rd, 2014 in Contest, Festivals & Events, Giveaway

    Enter soon, this contest closes June 6th! The National Audubon Society has a giveaway for a “Birder’s Dream Trip for Two” to the Strawberry Plains Hummingbird Migration Celebration festival. Enter here; membership is NOT a requirement even though the contest is to promote the “May is for Membership” campaign.

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Contest Alert: Win a trip to BWIAB

    Posted on February 5th, 2014 in Contest, Festivals & Events

    Birds & Blooms Magazine is giving away a trip to the Biggest Week in American Birding, an awesome birding festival on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. Show Birds & Blooms that you are their biggest fan to win! Enter by March 1, 2014; details on the contest page.

    Contest Alert: Fascinating Feathers

    Posted on December 22nd, 2013 in Contest

    Fascinating Feathers

    Celebrate Urban Birds is hosting a fun contest revolving around feathers! Submit photos, artwork, original writing, or videos in one of four categories. The contest closes on January 15, 2014. Prizes include binoculars, bird feeders, and more. Limit 5 entries per person. See the official contest page for details.

    Giveaway Alert: NEW Stokes Guides!

    Posted on March 17th, 2013 in Books, Contest, Giveaway

    Don and Lillian Stokes are giving away 10 sets of their new Eastern and Western Field Guides via their blog. Visit the blog each day starting TODAY and for the following nine days; you can participate in a mystery bird photo quiz each day (so ten entries) but you are only eligible to win the drawing once. Check out the first quiz blog post for more details and to guess the first quiz bird!

    Giveaway Alert: The Unfeathered Bird

    Posted on March 10th, 2013 in Books, Contest, Giveaway

    Good Reads is giving away two copies of Katrina van Grouw’s The Unfeathered Bird.

    There is more to a bird than simply feathers. And just because birds evolved from a single flying ancestor doesn’t mean they are structurally all the same. With over 385 stunning drawings depicting 200 species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated book on bird anatomy that offers refreshingly original insights into what goes on beneath the feathered surface.

    Learn more and submit your entry here before the end of the day tomorrow.

    Giveaway Alert: Kaufman Advanced Birding

    Posted on March 10th, 2013 in Books, Contest, Giveaway

    Audubon Magazine is giving away five copies of the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding.

    This book is an update and reboot of the first edition, published in 1990. Kaufman on this new edition: “[…] So in this edition I have taken a different approach altogether, and the focus here is on how to identify birds, or how to learn to identify birds. In other words, it’s not about memorizing field marks, it’s about truly understanding what you see and hear.”

    Get your entry in by midnight on Friday, March 29th. Visit the contest page to learn more.

    Contest Alert: Birdwatcher Mug

    Posted on February 23rd, 2013 in Contest, Giveaway

    Two-Fisted Birdwatcher is giving away a blog-branded mug. Find this month’s hidden bird (Bar-headed Goose) to be eligible for the drawing. This regular giveaway usually ends by the end of the month, so be quick and submit your answer before February is over! See the contest page for details.