Here’s a list of current (as of July 4th) 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.
Note also that due to lack of interest :( I will be suspending my monthly online giveaways here at MagnificentFrigatebird.com for the next couple of months, at least. Thank you to all that entered.
CONTESTS WITH DEADLINES near and far
Two-Fisted Birdwatcher is giving away a blog-branded hoodie. Find this month’s hidden bird (Red-crested (Brazilian) Cardinal) to be eligible for the drawing. This monthly giveaway usually ends by the end of the month, so submit your answer before July is over! See the contest page for details.
Audubon Magazine Photography Awards kicked off this week. Prizes include birding trips, camera gear and iPods. Enter by September 5th; see contest website for more information.
Swarovski is again hosting a Digiscoper of the Year contest. Prizes include Swarovski fleece jackets and optical gear. Prizes will be awarded monthly; enter by September 30th for the overall contest. See the contest website for more information.
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 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 occasionally 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!)