Here’s a list of current (as of May 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 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
Princeton University Press is giving away a copy of Hummingbirds of North America. Simply “like” PUP on Facebook to enter; see more details here. Giveaways occur each week; this one ends next Monday, May 9th.
Several new Etsy giveaways this month have owl or other bird themes. Click the following links for details on your chance to win (deadline in parentheses): Three Owl Greeting Cards (May 4th); Bird Nest Earrings (May 5th); Owl Embellishments (May 9th); Good Luck Owl (May 14th); and Crochet Penguin Hat (May 31st)
Two-Fisted Birdwatcher is giving away a blog-branded hoodie. Find this month’s hidden bird (Ferruginous Hawk) to be eligible for the drawing. This monthly giveaway usually ends by the end of the month, so submit your answer before May is over! See the contest page for details.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Celebrate Urban Birds program is sponsoring the Funky Nests in Funky Places 2011 challenge. Prizes include Kaytee bird feeders and nest boxes. Enter before June 1st.
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!)