Bird Blog & Online Contests for January 2011

Here’s a list of current (as of January 3rd) 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

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 January 31st! See the contest page for details.

Cornell's Celebrate Urban Birds project has a Flights of Fancy Challenge running through February 1, 2011. Answer the challenge with a photo, poem, video, or other format. Prizes include feeders, nestboxes, and more.

ONGOING CONTESTS of interest to birders

Birder’s World 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.

Subscribers to Birding Adventures TV’s digital newsletter may enter the regularly-occurring BATV quiz for a chance to win $10 Nikon gift vouchers or other prizes. You’ll need to subscribe to the BATV News mail list to see the bird ID quiz photos.

Members of 10,000 Birds' Conservation Club are eligible to enter giveaways offering prizes from Conservation Club sponsors. Have a look at the current and past giveaways, and then sign up! Membership costs $25 per year and the funds go towards various conservation causes.

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!)

Giveaway: Crossley ID Guide to Britain & Ireland

The Prairie Birder is giving away a copy of the newest bird guide in the fabulous Crossley ID series: The Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland. Enter by commenting on the contest blog post; leave your comment by December 19th to be in the December 21st drawing.

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...

Bird Blog & Online Contests for August 2010

Here’s a list of current (as of August 2nd) 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...

Giveaway Alert: Kaufman Advanced Birding

Audubon Magazine is giving away five copies of the Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding. This book is an update and reboot of the first edition, published in 1990. Kaufman on this new edition: "[...] So in this edition I have taken a different approach altogether, and the...