Here’s a list of current (as of February 7th) 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 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
Fans of Birding Adventures TV on Facebook have a chance to win a free app from Audubon Guides. Visit the fan page and correctly answer the question posted with the video on the morning of February 5th. Submit your answer before Friday, February 11th for a chance to win.
Two-Fisted Birdwatcher is giving away a blog-branded hoodie. Find this month’s hidden bird to be eligible for the drawing. This monthly giveaway usually ends by the end of the month, so submit your answer before February 28th! See the contest page for details.
The Zen Birdfeeder blog is giving away a copy of the book Wild About Northeastern Birds. Leave a comment on this blog post by February 15th to be entered in the drawing.
Enter to win a matted 8x10 Whooping Crane print by helping Wild Florida Photo choose which photo in their series to print. Enter in person on online by February 28th. Visit the contest page for more details.
ONGOING CONTESTS of interest to birders
Birder’s World (soon to be BirdWatching) magazine runs a Photo of the Week Contest. Check out the rules page to find out how to enter. Prizes include gear from Zeiss optics.
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.
WildBird on the Fly periodically gives away books and other prizes with fun, short-notice contests. Follow her blog and her Twitter account @WBeditor to get in on the prize giveaways.
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.
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!)