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!

contest photo sample

Inaugural Contest

Everybody Duck - Opens February 1, 2020

Everybody Duck, KingBirder's inaugural contest theme, is centered around waterfowl. Qualified submissions must show images of ducks, geese, or swans. Remember that the photos must also be taken in the proper contest time frame to be eligible. Now go out and find some great waterfowl!

The Prize:

  • $3000 - 1st place
  • $2000 - 2nd place
  • $1500 - 3rd place
  • $1000 - 4th place
  • $500 - 5th place
Did you know?
KingBirder has more cash prizes than any other bird photography contest!

Entry Fees:

  • $8 per photo
  • $25 per block of 5 photos
  • $40 per block of 10 photos
Unless otherwise stated, there is no limit to the number of photos that an entrant can submit.
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Upcoming Contests

Upcoming Contest List
Title Start Date End Date
Mellow Yellow Begins: May 2020 Ends: June 2020
It's a Shore Thing Begins: August 2020 Ends: September 2020
Get Down and Prey Begins: November 2020 Ends: December 2020


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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 first birding photography contest, "Everybody Duck!" launches in February. Enter your email address to get a heads up when the contest opens and for other KingBirder updates.

Congrats to Mike Paredes of Annapolis, MD for winning the "Early Bird" merch drawing. We'll be running another merch drawing for the next 100 subscribers, so sign-up so you don't miss out!