Wild Bird Photo Contest


Our Very First "Birdyful" Bird Photo Contest
Wild Birds Winter "Chow Time"
March 1 to April 7, 2018


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First Prize
Brome Bird Food Court

Includes: Squirrel Buster Plus, Seed Buster, Pole Adapter & Weather Guard, are all part of this first rate feeding station.

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bird photo contestWild Birds Winter "Chow Time"


A bird lover can never look at enough wild birds or photos of them!

Or take enough photos!

Bird watching is addictive!

A good, positive, healthy "obsessive" pastime!

So, enter the contest and be a bird-loving winner!


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Our First Contest is Called

Wild Birds Winter “Chow Time”

(*v*)  Enter photos of birds dining in winter.

(*v*Voting will be open to everyone first, after entry deadline.

(*v*Then the Top 10 photos will go to our respected judges.

(*v*Then the Top 3 photos will be awarded the Best Ever Bird Watchers Prizes!


Wild Birds Winter “Chow Time” Contest Rules

(Even if you don’t have snow, please feel free to enter your Wild Birds Winter “Chow Time” too.)


  • Photos submitted must show a wild bird "chowing down." Birds eat many things at bird feeders and in the wild. (Please be sensitive to the fact that photos of birds of prey eating, if too graphic, will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding.)
  • Begins March 1, 2018 at 12:00am to April 7, 2018, closing at 11:59pm.
  • Photo entry must be taken by you.
  • Entrants can submit up to 3 photos during the contest time frame. (Professional photographers are asked not to enter, to give others a chance. But if you wish to have your photos showcased with a watermark on the site, please contact us here. )
  • Contest entries must be accompanied with some details. Your name and email are very important, (if we do not have your email then we will not know how to notify you if you win!), location of photo (City, State/Province, Country), type of bird, what the bird is eating, circumstance and any other information a contestant might wish to include.
  • You must give permission for your photo to be used on the site in perpetuity to enter the contest. Your name can be watermarked on it, if you wish.
  • After the contest closing date, voting will be opened to everyone who wishes to cast a vote between April 8th to April 14th. The ten photos with the most votes will be passed on to the judges.
  • Judges will be emailed the link where they can view the top ten photos to make their choice on April 16th. Judges are asked to have their decisions returned by April 21st.
  • First prize will be awarded to the photo that gets the most points from the judges with a second and third runner up.
  • Winners will be announced on the website the last week of April.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have included your email!

No Email = No Win = No Prize


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Our Respected Judges for
Wild Birds Winter “Chow Time” Photo Contest

gregor beck

Gregor Beck

Gregor is a wildlife biologist and conservation professional with over 25 years’ experience in the environmental field. He has worked on wildlife research, environmental education, conservation, species at risk, and outreach programs across Canada and has a special love for birds, reptiles and natural spaces. A keen field naturalist, he has led conservation programs for a number of conservation organizations and is author of numerous publications on ecology and wildlife. He currently serves as Senior Advisor, Development and Citizen Science, with Bird Studies Canada in Port Rowan, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Erie.




Mike Bergin

Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but is better known in nature circles as the founder of 10,000 Birds, the world's favorite birding blog. Besides starting 10,000 Birds in 2004, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.




rob ripma

Rob Ripma

Rob Ripma is co-owner of Sabrewing Nature Tours, leading birding and photography trips in the US and Central and South America. He is also the owner and creator of www.NuttyBirder.com, “the place to go to find birds”. Rob is currently the President of the board of directors of the Amos Butler Audubon Society in Indianapolis, IN and is on the board for Ohio's Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO). He is on the planning team for the Biggest Week in American Birding where he coordinates all of the field trips for the 10-day festival.



Picture courtesy of Shanna Calero

Juri Wornowitski

With a degree in Computer Sciences, Juri has a great passion for landscape and nature photography. He has been taking pictures for over 20 years. He still works with film and takes his panoramic camera along every time he leaves home. His travels brought him so far to many wild and exotic places from Greenland to Antarctica. Though landscapes remain his major focus, he is also keen on photographing wildlife whenever the opportunity arises. His work is presented on his website, plainlight.com.





Best Ever Bird Watchers Prizes!

1st Prize

Brome Bird

Food Court

2nd Prize




$50

Amazon Gift Card

3rd Prize




$30

Amazon Gift Card

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 Wild Birds Winter "Chow Time" Photo Contest

  • Contest Rules  It is a must to read the contest rules before entering.
  • Entries & Descriptions The form for entering a photo is no longer available. The photos and descriptions are available for viewing.

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