New contest

By hcw49 October 6, 2018

Watch a movie and this could be you standing on top of the world in Colombia gazing over the Caribbean. Image by Julian Manrique.

How to play

Watch The Birders, a documentary film of the places, people, and birds of northern Colombia (below) and choose three species of birds in the film that catch your eye for any reason. Enter the names of the birds in the form below (one name per field), and submit for your chance to win a prize!

One entry may be made per person, and entries must be made before 28 March at 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be randomly selected from eligible submissions on 29 March, and notified shortly thereafter. Participants from any country are eligible to participate.


The Santa Marta mountains beg to be explored. Image by Keith Ladzinski.

What you’ll win

GRAND PRIZE: Roundtrip airfare for two (2) from the continental United States, and 3 nights/4 days for two (2) at El Dorado Lodge in the Santa Marta mountains of northern Colombia.
1st RUNNER UP: ZEISS TERRA ED 8 x 42 binoculars
2nd RUNNER UP: LOWA Locarno GTX Lo hiking boots
3rd RUNNER UP: Princeton University Press book The New Neotropical Companion

The Birders film—click to watch

Not familiar with the birds in the film?

Don’t worry, you can still play! There’s an easy and free way for you to tell what you’re looking at: Merlin, a free bird identification app that can auto-ID birds from images. Download the app, use the Photo ID feature to point your phone’s camera at the birds in the video, and see what Merlin suggests. Learn more about Merlin’s suggestions by searching the species name in eBird.

Thank you to the following supporters for making this contest possible

               

 

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