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.
CONTESTS WITH DEADLINES near and far
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 IFoundADuck@glenchilton.com.
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!)