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2021 Bird Portrait Contest honorable mentions

Last fall, we sent out a call for entries to our 2021 Bird Portrait Contest, here on our website. And, wow, did bird photographers deliver! We received the most entries ever — 979 — since we started hosting contests a few years ago! Thanks to the hundreds of photographers who entered the contest! 

You can view a slideshow of our 12 finalists here. To see even more great bird photos from the contest, enjoy the slideshow below of our 10 honorable mention images. We’ll announce the winners on Friday, February 25. 

Common Raven by Martha Ture

Common Raven by Martha Ture

An adult female raven pauses in in gathering nest-lining material — plant seed down, fur, hair — to roll her eye at me. The plant fibers have floated around her eye, over her head. She is as overwhelmed in her work as any hardworking human worker. Photographed in March 2018 in the San Francisco Bay area, California.

Enter our current contest, the 2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards

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