Birdspotter 2020-2021 Picture Contest

2020-21 Contest Schedule

Want to plan your photo submissions and see when contest winners are announced? Here’s a peek at the contest schedule for this season.

Photo Contest

Category 1:

Birds with Food, or at the Feeder

Show us your hungry birds!

Submission & voting:
November 16 – 26

Winners: December 4

Category 2:

It’s a Numbers Game

How many species can you get in one photo? Show us the diversity that comes to your feeder.

Submission & voting:
November 30 – December 10

Winners: December 18

Category 3:

Birds in Flight

Diving, flapping, soaring; show us birds on the wing.

Submission & voting:
December 14 – December 24

Winners: January 1

Category 4:

Habitat Around the Home

Show us birds in the habitat you create around your home.

Submission & voting:
December 28 – January 7

Winners: January 15

Category 5:

Avian Antics

Do you have a hilarious photo of your feeder visitors? Share that laugh-out-loud shot!

Submission & voting:
January 11 – January 21

Winners: January 29

Category 6:

Fantastic Females

Celebrating the muted hues of female birds!

Submission & voting:
January 25 – February 4

Winners: February 12

Category 7:

Your Favorite Feeder Bird

Share a photo of the species you are most excited to see at your feeders!

Submission & voting:
February 8 – February 18

Winners: February 26

Category 8:

Rainbow Birds

In deep winter, we all appreciate a little color. Let’s see some yellows, reds, blues and oranges!

Submission & voting:
February 22 – March 4

Winners: March 5

Grand Prize Voting:

March 8 – March 18

Winners: March 19

Data Entry Contest

Category 1

Submission:
November 16 – December 10

Winner: December 11

What are you most excited for during this season of FeederWatch? Tell us why you love to participate!

Category 2

Submission:
December 11 – January 7

Winner: January 8

There are many ways to improve habitat for wildlife. What do you do to make your backyard a haven for your avian friends?

Category 3

Submission:
January 8 – February 4

Winner: February 5

What’s your favorite bird to see at your feeders? Do you wait all season for a glimpse of it, or does it come every day? Share with us what makes that species so special to see at your feeders!

Category 4

Submission:
February 5 – March 4

Winner: March 5

Antics abound at our feeder sites, whether it is acrobatic squirrels or clumsy birds. Share a laugh-out-loud moment.

FeederWatch in the Classroom

Schools winners announced December 25, January 22, and February 19

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