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Beach Lake, PA, USA
The male American Goldfinch posing for a moment among the blossoms of our cherry tree.
Harrison, TN, USA
A juvenile male ruby-throated hummingbird looks back at me as I snap his picture in my backyard.
Clearwater, FL, USA
I was sitting on the beach photographing a Snowy Egret when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed these 2 Pigeons being very affectionate with one another… though the Snowy is definitely a gorgeous bird, I was captivated by the behavior of these “boring but beautiful” Pigeons.
Middleway, WV, USA
A Mockingbird and Starling have a tiff over the last bit of suet cylinder (the Mockingbird won)
Galveston, TX, USA
There’s nothing more fun than watching bathing beauties!
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Timing is everything, & this Northern Cardinal‘s approach to the feeder is perfection!
Camp Springs, KY, USA
In a late Summer afternoon in my backyard in Northern Kentucky, the sun lights up the back of this Blue Jay and lets it show off all its Beautiful Blues.
Meadowlands, MN, USA
Once in a while you get a glimpse of the sun while visiting Sax Zim Bog in the winter. This Canada Jay, was soaking up the rays this day!
McCook, Texas, USA
Young cardinal enjoying a drink and a bath on a hot summer morning
Gina Harmeyer (The Bird Perch)
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
This Scarlet Tanager was a dream come true! Last spring, at least 3 males and 1 females showed up to a feeder I had just sat up outside my window. I had never seen them before and was not expecting to! I feel so fortunate to have been able to see them this year for about a month!
Palmer, AK, USA
A beautiful Savannah Sparrow perched on a tall Fireweed stalk on the countryside in Alaska.
Tucson, AZ, USA
Cactus Wren w/a snack on a saguaro cactus in Tucson, Arizona.
Let's celebrate teachers and students who love birds! Three schools that are registered FeederWatch participants will be randomly selected to win BirdSpotter prizes. Learn how they use FeederWatch in their classrooms and get tips for making birds exciting and accessible for students of all ages!
Registered FeederWatchers can win BirdSpotter prizes by simply entering data and sharing their best tips, stories, and bird-watching memories. When participants submit bird counts, they will see a "Share your story" prompt and an "Enter to Win" button on their Count Summary page. Four different prompts will be advertised throughout the contest and winners will be randomly selected. Not a FeederWatcher? Join now!
This year's Birdspotter contest was once again full of bright, creative, and beautiful photos of birds. Our top three Grand Prize winners received the highest number of votes over the last two weeks than in any other Grand Prize contest!
Want to plan your photo submissions and see when contest winners are announced? Here's a peek at the contest schedule for this season.
Show us your hungry birds!
Show us your favorite member of the sparrow family.
Show us birds from the cardinal family – that includes grosbeaks, Dickcissels, tanagers, and buntings too!
All birds sporting these wintery hues are welcome
Show us some flying birds!
In deep winter, we all appreciate a little sun. Let’s see some yellow birds!
Birds that some people consider “boring” are the heart of our dataset. Show us your everyday feeder friends!
Share that bird photo you have been waiting to post all season
What’s your favorite bird to see at your feeders? Do you wait all season for a glimpse of it, or does it come every day? Share with us what makes that species so special to see at your feeders!
Antics abound at our feeder sites, whether it is acrobatic squirrels or clumsy birds. Share a laugh-out-loud moment.
There are many ways to improve habitat for wildlife. What do you do to make your backyard a haven for your avian friends?
Do you FeederWatch with someone special, or do you enjoy watching in quiet solitude? Whether it’s with a family member, a pet, or your favorite coffee mug, tell us how you like to FeederWatch!
Schools winners announced December 20, January 17, and February 14