2021 Birds in Flight contest honorable mentions

A few days ago, we revealed the finalists in our 2021 Birds in Flight photo contest, and now the winners have been announced as well (see links below). We also want to share several more entries to this contest that we really liked: the 16 honorable mention images. Thanks to everyone who submitted more than 825 bird photos to this contest! It was a very challenging contest to judge. 

You can flip through the honorable mentions here: 

Green Jay by Darrell Cochran

Green Jay by Darrell Cochran

"I was set up next to a small water feature for three days trying to get images of small songbirds in flight," writes Darrell Cochran. "The birds would land on this log before they went down to the water. I took this image on the last day in the last 30 minutes of the shoot." He was taking photos in the Rio Grande Valley near Alamo, Texas.

Learn more about next contest, the Backyard & City Birds Photo Contest!

Update, Nov. 2: We have now announced the three winners, which will also be featured in our January/February 2022 issue. 

First place

Second place

Third place