Bird Blog & Online Contests for July 2010

Here’s a list of current (as of July 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, 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

Enter to win a cute handcrafted Owl Pillow by Cuore from Bee's Go Buzz. Enter by July 12th; see contest page for details.

Bird on Wire Studio is giving away a cute handcrafted plush Barn Owl. Enter by July 25; see contest page for details.

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 July 31st to be safe! See the contest page for details.

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.

Enter to win fabulous prizes in Swarovski’s Digiscoper of the Year 2010 contest. Enter your photo by October 31st. Be sure to read all the details on the contest page.

ONGOING CONTESTS of interest to birders

10,000 Birds' Conservation Club is 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. Have a look at the current and past giveaways, and then sign up!

Each month WildBird on the Fly runs a First Friday fiction contest. If your 500-word story is chosen, you’ll win a recently-published bird book. Submissions are due before 5 p.m. PST on the first Thursday of the month (so the July contest ended last week). See WildBird on the Fly for all the details.

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 Alert: The World's Rarest Birds

Audubon Magazine is giving away five copies of The World's Rarest Birds. Enter by September 27th; visit the contest page for details.

April 2011 Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my April giveaway! I used a random name picker to select the winner. Congratulations to Melissa Mayntz on winning a Warbler Neck Awareness shirt of her choice. Melissa, I'll contact you via email to get your details.

February 2011 Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my February giveaway! I used a random name picker to select the winner. Congratulations to Caitlin C. on winning a copy of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds! Caitlin, I’ll contact you via email to get your address details.

Bird Blog & Online Contests for October 2009

Here's a list of current (as of October 5th) 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...