Here's a list of current (as of September 7th) 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 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.
Etsy seller bridbird is giving away a gocco bird print. Check out the contest page for details. Ends September 14th.
The Nature Conservancy has a Photo Contest. Users can submit images (not restricted to birds) via Flickr through September 30th.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Celebrate Urban Birds project is running a fun contest through October 31st called "A Murder of Crows and other Spooky Bird Tales." Share stories or images of a bird doing something strange. Prizes range from Eagle Optics binoculars to books, posters and more.
The Swarovski Digiscoper of the Year Contest runs through 31 October. First prize is an EL 32 binocular. Be sure to read the rules before entering.
The Rainforest Alliance is running their 2nd Annual Picture Sustainability Photo Contest. Enter photos to win prizes including a trip for two to Costa Rica. Click here for the rules. Contest ends 1 November.
ONGOING CONTESTS of interest to birders
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. Click here for details.
Birder's Lounge runs a monthly ID Challenge. Prizes vary month to month.