Bird Blog & Online Contests for August 2009

I'm going to continue to keep track of the bird- or birder-themed online contests & giveaways I find, but I think it's a bit much for a weekly post. I'm going to try and post a list on the first Monday of the month. As before, 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.

Here's a list of current 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.

ENDING SOON(ISH)

*new to the list this month*</font color> Designs by Vanessa is giving away a mixed media original canvas artwork from Tinker Dot Designs. The work features cute pattered bird silhouettes. Visit the contest page for full details; contest ends August 31st.

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.

Crossley ID Guide: Raptors Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my Crossley ID Guide: Raptors giveaway!! I used a random name picker to select the winner. Congratulations to Melissa C. on winning the book! Melissa, I will contact you privately via email shortly. For everyone else, remember that the Crossley ID Guide: Raptors is available for purchase!

January 2011 Giveaway: Flyaway

Yesterday I posted a 5/5 review of Suzie Gilbert's book about her adventures in bird rehabilitation, Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings. In the first of what I plan to be monthly giveways or contests, I'm giving away my copy...

Raffle Alert: Birding with Kenn Kaufman

A raffle to benefit the organization Friends of Ryerson Woods offers a great prize: a morning of birding with Kenn Kaufman at Ryerson during the peak of spring migration on May 18th, 2013. Single raffle entries are $20; get three entries for $50. This is a great...

Contest Alert: Edward Lear Owl Print

Submit a comment on this blog post by Audubon Magazine for a chance to win an Eagle Owl print by Edward Lear. Drawing takes place 31 January 2013.