2019 Bird Portrait Contest honorable mentions

We received more than 1,000 submissions to our 2019 Bird Portrait Contest, and now, after combing through the entries, we’re excited to announce the results. 

The following slideshow displays our 15 honorable mention images, including photos of Brown Pelican, Anna’s Hummingbird, and Green Jay, plus three great shots of Anhinga. Enjoy! 

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker
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Photographer: Deborah Page

Location and date: Cumberland, Rhode Island, January 23, 2011

Description: Backyard birding on a cold winter day. This peekaboo flicker was taken through an open bathroom window (my warm winter blind ).

Gear and settings: Canon 40 D in 2011 and a Canon 100-400mm lens. Image taken at f/5.6 - 1/2000 sec - ISO 400 - focal length 365mm on a Bean Bag/window sill.


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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. He joined the staff of BirdWatching (formerly Birder’s World) in 2000 and has worn many hats over the years: reporter, story wrangler, photo editor, managing editor, and now editor. Originally from Omaha, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University. You can reach Matt at (617) 706-9098 and [email protected].

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