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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

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.

View the Bird Portrait Contest finalists

View the winners of our 2019 BirdWatching Photography Awards


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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and You can reach him at [email protected].

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