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The first contest combining Birding & Photography skills

Calling All Bird & Photography Lovers!

You're passionate about birding, right? You're also passionate about taking pictures of the birds in your sight, right? Why not share your pictures with the world and also take a shot at winning some serious cash prizes?

KingBirder is the first online contest to combine the skills of birding with photography skills. Use your birding capabilities to find the right bird that fits the contest theme and date parameters. Once you've found your target, photography skills will determine if you're a winner!

GOOD NEWS: We've decided to keep KingBirder going! However, there will be some changes. We are going to run two contests per year instead of four. This will give you more time to find great shots! "Ladies Night" will now begin on January 1, 2022 and close on April 30, 2022. Click on the "Contests" menu for more details. Stay safe everyone!
Pascal De Munck


Ladies Night

For "Ladies Night", eligible submissions must have a female bird in the frame. Birds where the sexes look the same are not eligible (monomorphic). Male birds may be in the shot as long as the female is present. Remember, the shot must be taken and submitted within the contest dates.

Top Prizes

  • $2000 - 1st place
  • $1500- 2nd place
  • $1000 - 3rd place
  • $750 - 4th place
  • $500- 5th place

Superlative Categories

  • Best Title
  • Most Artistic
  • Best Shot of a Pair
  • Best Close Up
  • Most Unusual Bird
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Upcoming Contests

Upcoming Contest List
Title Start Date End Date
Black and White Delight Begins: July 1, 2022 Ends: October 31, 2022

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Bird Conservation

Most of you are probably aware of the recent study published in Science magazine concerning the decline of North America’s birds. The total number of birds in North America is almost three billion less than it was in the 1970s! Bird populations are shrinking all over the globe. One of the major causes for this decline is loss of habitat. Land preservation for birds (and other wildlife) is more important now than it has ever been in the past.

KingBirder strongly believes in protecting key bird habitats. Therefore, we are proud to announce that we will be donating 10% of the gross revenue collected by KingBirder contests directly to land preservation non-profits such as The Nature Conservancy and the American Bird Conservancy. These organizations do an outstanding job of identifying important bird habitats and protecting them through direct acquisition, easements, or working with partners. Without a place to live and raise their young, there will be no birds!

Be Among the First!

Our current birding photography contest, "Ladies Night" launched in January. Enter your email address to get a heads up when the contest opens and for other important KingBirder updates.