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: Giveaway

    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!

    Our Love of Loons Book Giveaway!

    Posted on July 25th, 2015 in Book Review, Books, Giveaway

    Blogger The Zen Birdfeeder is giving away a review copy of Stan Tekiela’s Our Love of Loons. She gives the little gift book a favorable review. Now it’s your chance to check out this title.

    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.

    Peterson Guides Moth Poster Giveaway!

    Posted on July 24th, 2015 in Giveaway

    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!

    Giveaway Alert: Warbler Guide!

    Posted on May 19th, 2015 in Birding App, Books, Giveaway

    Princeton University Press is giving away a copy of their highly praised field guide for warblers: The Warbler Guide. The prize-winner will also receive the acclaimed Warbler Guide App!

    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.

    Opticron Natura binocular giveaway

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014 in Giveaway

    Enter to win a pair of Opticron Natura binoculars from BirdWatching magazine. The giveaway ends on December 24, 2014. Visit the contest page for more details.

    Opticron Binoculars

    Wingscapes BirdCam & AutoFeeder Giveaway

    Posted on October 28th, 2014 in Giveaway


    Enter to win a Bird Watcher prize package from Wingscapes. The prize package includes an AutoFeeder bird feeder and a BirdCam Pro game camera. Enter by November 4th to be entered in the drawing. See the Giveaway Rules for details.

    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.

    Giveaway alert: New Sibley Guide!

    Posted on June 4th, 2014 in Books, Giveaway

    BirdWatching magazine is giving away a copy of the second edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds. Enter before the contest ends on June 13th; see the contest page for more details and to enter.

    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

    Giveaway Alert: PUP eBooks

    Posted on February 6th, 2014 in Books, Giveaway

    Princeton University Press is giving away a collection of six electronic versions of popular bird books. The books are The Crossley ID Guide, The Warbler Guide, The World’s Rarest Birds, Hawks at a Distance, The Birds of Peru, and The Unfeathered Bird. Hurry, entry ends tomorrow at 12PM Eastern. Visit the contest blog page for details.