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: December, 2009

T-Shirt Tuesday: Extinction is Forever

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

This week’s highlighted shirt design is called Extinction is Forever. Spread conservation awareness with this design that shows a different extinct bird within each letter of FOREVER. The design is shown here on the EDUN LIVE sustainable white crew shirt. Dozens of other shirt styles are available here.

Extinction Is Forever T-Shirt

T-Shirt Tuesday: Birding Slut

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

This week’s highlighted shirt is one of our best-sellers. It’s a cheeky design called Birding Slut. The small print reads “any time, any place, any bird.” This is one kind of slut there’s no shame in being.

Birding Slut T-Shirt

T-Shirt Tuesday: Evolution: Birder

Posted on December 8th, 2009 in T-Shirt Tuesday

This week’s highlighted shirt takes a popular t-shirt theme and adds a birder twist. Evolution: Birder shows the progression from ape to man to birder using silhouettes. The study of evolution is near and dear to most birders which makes this fun design all the more appropriate. The design is shown here on the Burnout Fitted fashion t-shirt. Dozens of other shirt styles are available here.

Evolution: Birder fashion t-shirt

Bird blog & online contests for December

Posted on December 7th, 2009 in Contest

Here’s a list of current (as of December 6th) 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.


10,000 Birds has recently introduced their Conservation Club, a great way for the popular website to raise money for bird conservation causes. Members of the club are eligible to enter giveaways offering great prizes from Conservation Club sponsors. As of this writing there are three giveaways in (or almost in) progress: Sound Approach (ends Dec 12) Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust membership (ends Dec 23) and BirdGuides (coming soon). The Club has just begun and already there are three fabulous giveaways. This is a fantastic initiative by 10,000 Birds and I am already a proud member of the Conservation Club!

Enter to win a Duncraft $500 shopping spree and other prizes. Visit the website for details. Ends December 14, 2009.

Ornithologist and author Glen Chilton is offering a $10,000 reward for finding a previously unknown sample of a Labrador Duck. See Dr. Chilton’s website for all the details. Ends September 1st 2010. Send your claim to

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. Contestants play for their favorite bird/nature/conservation charity. The prize is a $10 donation to the winning charity, in the winner’s name. (Thanks to Amber for the details!)

T-Shirt Tuesday: Birding With You

Posted on December 1st, 2009 in T-Shirt Tuesday

This week’s highlighted t-shirts both have a cute short poem on them and are perfect for birding sweethearts. Our original version of Birding With You has silhouetted birds with the following verse: “Cardinals are red | Kingfishers are blue | Nothing is better than | Birding with you.” Birding With You 2.0 includes an adorable cartoon illustration of two birds smooching. The poem here is slightly different: “Cardinals are red | Scrub-jays are blue | Nothing is finer than | Birding with you.” Both designs are available on t-shirts and other gift items for your favorite birding honey!

Birding With You Pink T-Shirt

Birding With You 2.0 T-Shirt