Bird Blog & Online Contests for September 2009

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.

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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.

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Bird Blog & Online Contests for August 2009

I'm going to continue to keep track of the bird- or birder-themed online contests & giveaways I find, but I think it's a bit much for a weekly post. I'm going to try and post a list on the first Monday of the month. As before, 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.

Here's a list of current 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.

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*new to the list this month*</font color> Designs by Vanessa is giving away a mixed media original canvas artwork from Tinker Dot Designs. The work features cute pattered bird silhouettes. Visit the contest page for full details; contest ends August 31st.

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.

T-Shirt Tuesday: Future Birder & Birdwatcher

Offspring of birders have a high probability of being birders themselves. That's not really a scientific fact, but it sure sounds logical. These t-shirts are for budding birders-to-be!

Future Birdwatcher Maternity T-Shirt

Found on CafePress

Birding expectant mothers will love this fun & cute maternity shirt that reads future birdwatcher! across the belly.

Future Birder Infant Bodysuit

Found on CafePress

Future Birders themselves can wear this adorable baby onesie.

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Here's a list of current 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. I'll post any updates I find during the week as a comment, so subscribe to the comment RSS feed for this post to keep updated.

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Artist Blenda is having a print giveaway at her Etsy shop Blenda Studio. Several of the prints have birds, including ones from her Tree of Life series and my favorite, Bird Ambition. Win a print by leaving a comment on her blog or making a purchase. Contest ends July 31st.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Celebrate Urban Birds project is running a Funky Nests in Funky Places contest until 31 July. Prizes include a Leica C-Lux 3 Digital Camera camera and signed bird-themed books.

Register online to win a limited edition collector's print from Bird Watcher's Digest. The drawing will be held on 31 July.

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.

*new to the list this week*</font color> Birder's Lounge runs a monthly ID Challenge. Prizes vary month to month.

T-Shirt Tuesday: 3 for Bird Banders

Last Saturday we went to a bird banding demonstration. In talking with the banders, we learned that we could observe their actual field work when they set up at Rollins Savanna today. Yippee! I'm really looking forward to it!

Bird banders attach small numbered and/or colored bands to birds as an aid to research. Bird banders are known as bird ringers in parts of Europe (I can never remember who calls them which term, they both sound natural to me). The highlighted shirts for this week have all been designed just for bird banders!

1 Property of Banding Dept. Hoodie

Found on CafePress

This design has a collegiate style. Property of Banding Dept is shown on a hoodie. Also available in Property of Ringing Dept.

2 iRing Women's Light Blue T-Shirt

Found on CafePress

This design, iRing, spoofs a popular iPod ad campaign. It has the silhouette of a songbird with a white ring around one leg. Also available in iBand.

3 Elements of Banding Ringer T-Shirt

Found on CafePress

This last shirt is the word Bander made of elements.