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Bird Portrait 2022

Have you taken show-stopping portraits of wild birds? Enter your wonderful bird portraits in our Bird Portrait photo contest. They can be frame-filling head-and-shoulder closeups, full-body images in which every feather is tack-sharp, or photos that, in their composition, place birds in their habitats.

Birds in Flight 2022

Birds in Flight is a contest to honor and celebrate photographs of flying birds. Is any other type of bird photography as challenging? To frame and shoot photos of a fast-moving subject requires camera smarts, an understanding of bird behavior, quick reflexes, and creativity.

BirdWatching Photography Awards 2022

For more than three decades, BirdWatching has published extraordinary photos taken by the world’s best bird photographers. We’re continuing that tradition in 2022 with the fourth annual BirdWatching Photography Awards, our premier contest for bird photography.

Backyard & City Birds

The birds we see in cities and suburbs, backyards and gardens, and balconies and rooftops are just as photogenic as those in other habitats. Our new Backyard & City Birds Photo Contest celebrates the beauty, diversity, and behaviors of the songbirds, raptors, hummingbirds, and other feathered friends that we encounter in urban and suburban areas.

Bird Portrait 2021

Have you taken show-stopping portraits of wild birds? Submit them to our 2021 Bird Portrait Contest! They can be frame-filling head-and-shoulder closeups, full-body images in which every feather is tack-sharp, or photos that, in their composition, place birds in their habitats.

Birds in Flight 2021

For the first time, we are hosting a contest to honor and celebrate photographs of flying birds. Is any other type of bird photography as challenging? To frame and shoot photos of a fast-moving subject requires camera smarts, an understanding of bird behavior, quick reflexes, and creativity.

BirdWatching Photography Awards 2021

For more than three decades, BirdWatching has published extraordinary photos taken by the world’s best bird photographers. We’re continuing that tradition in 2021 with the third annual BirdWatching Photography Awards, our premier contest for bird photography.

Bird Portrait 2020

Have you taken show stopping portraits of wild birds? Submit them to our 2020 Bird Portrait Contest! They can be frame-filling head-and-shoulder closeups, full-body images in which every feather is tack-sharp, or photos that, in their composition, place birds in their habitats.

Color Of Birds

Our new photo contest aims to celebrate avian colors from around the world. We’re looking for entries that show off the vibrant colors of wild birds.

BirdWatching Photography Awards 2020

For more than three decades, BirdWatching has published extraordinary photos taken by the world’s best bird photographers. After holding two successful photo contests in 2019, we’re happy to announce a new photo contest — the 2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards.

Bird Portrait 2019

For our next contest, we’re looking for your best portraits of wild birds. They can be frame-filling head-and-shoulder closeups, full-body images in which every feather is tack-sharp, or photos that, in their composition, place birds in their habitats.

2019 BirdWatching Photography Awards

For more than three decades, BirdWatching has published extraordinary photos taken by the world’s best bird photographers. Now, we’re happy to announce a new photo contest, the 2019 BirdWatching Photography Awards.