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!

We just closed the "Mellow Yellow" contest at midnight on July 31st. A sincere "thank you" to everyone who submitted entries! We will be announcing the winners starting on August 24th, please check in to see the fabulous images that we have received! Stay informed through our KingBirder channels - Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Melissa Groo


Mellow Yellow!

Many tropical birds display some amount of yellow in their plumage. In the northern hemisphere, many residents and spring migrants also possess some yellow features. Eligible birds in this contest must have yellow somewhere on their bodies, could be plumage, legs, bill, eye ring, etc. Hope you find a "mellow" vibe for this contest!

Top Prizes

  • $3000 - 1st place
  • $2000- 2nd place
  • $1500 - 3rd place
  • $1000 - 4th place
  • $500 - 5th place

Superlative Categories

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

Upcoming Contest List
Title Start Date End Date
Mellow Yellow Begins: June 2020 Ends: July 2020
It's a Shore Thing Begins: September 2020 Ends: October 2020
Get Down and Prey Begins: December 2020 Ends: January 2021

Sand Cranes flying

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 second birding photography contest, "Mellow Yellow" launches in June. Enter your email address to get a heads up when the contest opens and for other important KingBirder updates.