"Seeing Red" opens on June 1 and closes on July 31 – click the Contests menu to learn more!
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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!

A huge "thank you" to everyone who entered the "A Pair or Greater' contest! You may now view the winning entries on our Winners page. "Seeing Red" starts on June 1. The theme is red anywhere on the bird (we'll also accept shades of pink). Remember, we now spread the cash awards across 10 winners instead of five! As always, stay informed through our KingBirder channels - Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Tom Younkin -


Seeing Red

Eligible submissions must contain bird(s) with the color red somewhere on their body. We'll accept shades of pink as well. Birds with "red" in their common name are also accepted. Photos must be taken and submitted within the contest time period.

Top Prizes

  • $2000 - 1st place
  • $1500- 2nd place
  • $1000 - 3rd place
  • $875 - 4th place
  • $750 - 5th place
  • $625 - 6th place
  • $500- 7th place
  • $375 - 8th place
  • $250 - 9th place
  • $125 - 10th place

Superlative Categories

  • Best Title
  • Most Artistic
  • Best Action Shot
  • Best Shot of a Bird Singing
  • Best Use of Vegetation
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Upcoming Contests

Upcoming Contest List
Title Start Date End Date
Wood If You Could Begins: September 1, 2021 Ends: October 31, 2021
Ladies Night Begins: December 1, 2021 Ends: January 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 next birding photography contest, "A Pair or Greater" launches in March. Enter your email address to get a heads up when the contest opens and for other important KingBirder updates.