Urban Birds – Winter Bird Survival Challenge

Take part in the environmental Winter Birds Survival challenge from the Celebrate Urban Birds project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Show how birds are surviving in your neighborhood this winter with a photo, artwork, video, story or poem describing how birds are finding the food, water, and shelter they need. All ages, skill levels, groups and individuals are welcome to enter. Prizes include Eagle Optics binoculars, bird feeders, birdsong calendar, books, posters, cards and more.

To Enter:

  1. Email entries to urbanbirds@cornell.edu. If you submit a video, post it on YouTube and send them the link.
  2. Write “Survival_yourfirstname yourlastname yourstate” in the subject line.
  3. Include your name and mailing address in your email
  4. Explain why you submitted your entry—describe your winter conditions and what you observe the birds doing during winter.
  5. One entry per person.
  6. Entries must be received by February 15, 2010

See more info and enter today! Also, while you’re there why not register for a Free Celebrate Urban Birds Kit, I’ve received this before and it includes beautiful posters and a wealth of information! Check out the Children’s Book Recommendations (pdf), or books for adults. Learn about bird sounds and songs, Urban gardening for birds and more!

Celebrate Urban Birds is a free, year-round citizen-science project focused on birds in neighborhood settings.

*Image and info credit to Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Disclosure : Just sharing something I found interesting. *

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