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 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.

Contest Alert: Bird Photo Booth

Posted on February 9th, 2013 in Contest, Giveaway, Products

The Bird Photo Booth Facebook page is having a caption contest. The prize is a Bird Photo Booth; enter your best caption for this photo by February 24th. The top three “like”-getters will be entered in a bird-driven random drawing.

Contest alert: How to Be a Better Birder

Posted on January 25th, 2013 in Books, Contest, Giveaway

NatureShare is holding a caption contest. Add your best caption to the comments on this photo for your chance to get in the drawing for a copy of Derek Lovitch’s book How to Be a Better Birder. The winner will be randomly selected on 26 January at 10AM EST.