This is a list of current (as of December 5th) blog & online contests by birders, for birders, and/or offering bird- or birder-themed 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, let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an email. This is the latest in regular series of monthly posts appearing on the first Monday of the month. However, I question the value of this regular post to the general birder community, so this will likely be the last (I may keep a list of contests elsewhere on the site, just not in monthly-blog-post form).
CONTESTS WITH DEADLINES near and far
Bird Watcher's Digest is giving away a BirdCam 2.0 by Wingscapes. Enter before December 14, 2011; see contest page for details.
Visit Jamaica is giving away a birding trip to the island nation. Fill in the contest entry form for a chance to win. Enter by December 15th.
Birds and Blooms' Great Backyard Giveaway runs through December 19th (separate entries for each day). Prizes include spotting scopes and bird feeders. See the contest page for more information.
Leica Sport Optics is giving away a pair of Ultravid HD 10x42 binoculars. Like the Leica Sport Optics Facebook Page and then see the Prize Draw app for details; enter by December 20, 2011.
Two-Fisted Birdwatcher is giving away a blog-branded hoodie. Find this month’s hidden bird (Scarlet Ibis) to be eligible for the drawing. This regular giveaway usually ends by the end of the month, so submit your answer before the year is over! See the contest page for details.
ONGOING CONTESTS of interest to birders
BirdWatching Magazine runs a Photo of the Week Contest. Check out the Photo of the Week page to find out how to enter. Prizes include a BirdWatching magazine subscription.
Duncraft hosts a caption contest on Facebook every week. Become a fan of Duncraft to see each contest posting. Enter to win a $10.00 Duncraft Gift Coupon. New caption contests start each Monday.
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 and prizes vary. Click here for details.