Here’s a list of current (as of February 1st) 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, 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
The blog spearmint baby is giving away a personalized bird pendant necklace from the shop Polkadot Magpie. Contest open until February 1st; see blog post for details.
Duncraft is hosting a caption contest on Facebook. Post the winning caption and win at $10 Duncraft Gift Coupon. A winner will be picked on February 5th. New caption contests start each Monday.
Enter to win a $250 Duncraft shopping spree. Submit your entry by 30 April 2010. Details at Duncraft’s Backyard Birding Blog.
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
10,000 Birds has recently introduced their Conservation Club, a great way to raise money for bird conservation causes. Members of the club are eligible to enter giveaways offering prizes from Conservation Club sponsors. There's usually one or more giveaways going on at any one time. This is a fantastic initiative by 10,000 Birds and as a proud member of the Conservation Club I invite you to sign up too.
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!)