Here’s a list of current (as of November 7th) 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
The National Audubon Society is running a super-fun campaign / competition called "Birding the Net." The top prize is a trip to the Galapagos Islands. See the Society's Facebook page for details; the contest runs through November 7th. That's TODAY!
Cornell’s Celebrate Urban Birds has issued a new challenge: Close Encounters of the Bird Kind. Entries should be submitted before November 15, 2011 and prizes include binoculars and bird feeders.
U.K. birders have a chance to win bird books including Birds of Seychelles and Avian Survivors from A&C Black publishers. Enter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org the title you'd like by November 15, 2011. See this blog post by The BirdBooker Report for more information, including all the titles up for grabs.
WeLoveBirds.org is having their 4th photo contest. Prizes include Endeavor binoculars. Enter by November 21st; see the contest page for details.
Two-Fisted Birdwatcher is giving away a blog-branded hoodie. Find this month’s hidden bird (cardinal) to be eligible for the drawing. This regular giveaway usually ends by the end of the month, so submit your answer before November is over! See the contest page for details.
Bird Watcher's Digest is giving away a BirdCam 2.0 by Wingscapes. Enter before December 1, 2011; see contest page for details.
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 a BirdWatching magazine subscription.
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.
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.