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2010 ID ChallengeMy goal with the monthly contest is to provide a fun way to encourage others to learn more about nature and wildlife. When we start looking more closely at the natural world around us, we realize how vast and fascinating it is. I firmly believe that the more we learn about plants and animals, habitats and ecosystems – the more we want to protect them. This contest is also a great way for participants to win a donation for their favorite conservation/nature/wildlife charity or non-profit organization.

2011 Winners
Jan 2011Sandy SchrieverDFW Wildlife Coalition$15

2011 Donation Recipients

2010 Winners
DecemberLisaThe Nature Conservancy$15
NovemberLarry Jordan of The Birder's ReportShasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation$20
OctoberDinna CunninghamAlabama Wildlife Center$10
SeptemberLarry Jordan of The Birder's ReportShasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation$10
AugustJoy KiddBat Conservation International$15
JulyPatricia HussRio Grande Nature Center (Alburquerque, NM)$15
JuneJohn ShamgochianPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)$15
MayZeb AcuffTri-State Bird Rescue & Research$10
AprilJason HogleTri-State Bird Rescue & Research
MarchZeb Acuff

Patricia Huss

Larry Jordan
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

Friends of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Shasta Wildlife Rescue


FebruaryZeb AcuffTri-State Bird Rescue & Research$10
JanuaryAmy GatesNational Wildlife Federation$10

2010 Donation Recipients

Winner, July 2010


2009 Winners
Month Winner Charity Donation
December Jason Hogle of Xenogere Project Coyote $10
November AJ Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue $10
October* Tina Gilson Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary $15
September AJ Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation $10
August Jason Hogle of Xenogere Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation $10
July Larry Jordan of The Birder’s Report Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation $10
June Zeb Acuff Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research $10
May Zeb Acuff and AJ Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research and World Wildlife Fund $10
April AJ World Wildlife Fund $10
March Zeb Acuff Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research $10
February WRR & IBRRC (Do Something “pot”) $15

2009 Donation Recipients

International Bird Rescue Research CenterWorld Wildlife FundProject Coyote


Official Rules for the Birder’s Lounge Challenge for Charity

  1. On or about the first day of each month, Birder’s Lounge will post one or more original images, in a format that contains the contest entry form in the post.
  2. Contestants are challenged to identify the subject of each of the images by the subject’s common name and/or taxonomic name.
  3. The winner is the first contestant with the most correct answers.
  4. The only hint given will be the city and state where the photo was taken. The month and year that the photo was captured is the month immediately prior to the contest month and year.
  5. Multiple entries are welcome.
  6. Entries are accepted until midnight of the last day of the contest (allowing 3 weeks for entries).
  7. The winner will be posted, along with the correct answers, within 2 days.
  8. Birder’s Lounge will promptly and happily send the donation to the winner’s nature/conservation/wildlife charity of choice!

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