ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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Bird blog & online contests for November 2010

Posted on November 1st, 2010 in Contest

Here’s a list of current (as of November 1st) 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.


Bill of the Birds has another caption contest on his blog. Caption Contest #17 was posted on October 27th with no deadline mentioned – so enter soon! The winner will receive an autographed copy of Bird Watching For Dummies.

Cornell’s Celebrate Urban Birds project is running a photo-video-art contest to showcase wild birds eating. Visit the Bird Chow Challenge contest page to learn more. Submit your entry by November 1st; prizes include bird feeders, books, and more!

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 November 30th! See the contest page for details.

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!)

Nov 1, 2010
2:14 pm
#1 Birding is Fun! wrote: is hosting a photo competition.

I too am hosting a free Birding Photo Competition at, but it is limited to photos of birds taken in Idaho in the last 12 months. Prizes are available thanks to folks like WildBird Magazine and The Peregrine Fund. Future contests will be open to a larger crowd.

Nov 10, 2010
1:52 pm
#2 Amy wrote:

More details on the contest mentioned by Robert above: Enter your best photo in the photo contest by November 24th for a chance to win Bird Songs Bible. See the contest page for details.

Nov 10, 2010
1:53 pm
#3 Amy wrote:

More details on the contest mentioned by Robert above: the blog Birding is Fun! is hosting an Idaho Camera Birding Photo Competition. Prizes include a tour of the World Center for Birds of Prey, Idaho guide books, and more. Contest runs through November 26th; entries are limited to photos taken in Idaho. See the contest page for details.

Nov 10, 2010
1:53 pm
#4 Amy wrote:

The McAllen, Texas, Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving away a Christmas Birding Package. The package includes 5 nights of accommodation and 5 days of birding with an expert local guide. The contest winner will be selected just before Christmas, so enter soon! See the contest page for more details; enter here.

Nov 12, 2010
11:54 am
#5 Amy wrote:

Become a fan of WINGSCAPES on Facebook to enter periodic caption contests. Prizes include Wingscapes hats or other Wingscapes gear.

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