eBirding Competition

This “competition” is open to everybody, and to win you don’t need to see the most birds or get the most lifers – you just need to get out birding and submit three (or more) qualifying checklists during the conference. Here are the details:

  1. If you don’t already have an eBird account, go to eBird and sign up. You might also want to go to the appropriate store for your phone/device and download the eBird app so that you can enter your list as you bird.
  2. During the conference go out birding at least three times. Submit a complete eBird checklist for each time out. Report all species you could identify by sight or sound and include counts for each species. For a checklist to qualify, it must be complete, and must have counts for all species (no X’s).
  3. If you are able to, attach photos and/or audio recordings to at least one of your checklists to increase your chances of winning (and the more the better!). For instructions on how to attach media to an eBird checklist, go here.
  4. IMPORTANT: Each list needs to be shared with user “NAOC2020” as well as anybody else in your birding party (this is how we keep track of the lists submitted for this competition).
  5. Everybody who has their name on three or more submitted checklists will be entered into the drawing for the final prize – merchandise from NAOC and eBird!
  6. The drawing will happen at the closing event. No need to be present to win, but you will want to be at the event because it will be a lot of fun!

Vote for your favorite Mocking Manakin video!

Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) – Marcelo Corella / Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (ML94887831)


We received six entries to the “Mocking Manakin” bird call competition, which you can view here and then vote on your favorite below. The voting will be open from August 11th (00:00 hs Eastern Time) until the night of August 14th  (23:59 hs Eastern Time). The winner will receive a prize and be invited to perform live during the closing events!

Recibimos seis videos para participar de la competencia de imitación de aves “Mocking Manakin”, que puede ver aquí abajo y votar por su favorito en el link que se encuentra al final. La votación estará abierta desde el 11 de Agosto (00:00 hs EDT) hasta el 14 de Agosto a la noche (23:59 hs EDT). El ganador recibirá un premio y será invitado a realizar su imitación en vivo durante la ceremonia de cierre.

1) Sarah Rackowski (USA)

migrant warbler collision (Parulidae sp.)
reference: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/69848071

2) David P. Craig (USA)

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)
reference: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/42254

3) Benjamin West (USA)

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) and American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
reference: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/229043

4) Gabrielle Davidson (UK)

albino Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
reference: https://vimeo.com/446265287

5) Josué Odías De León Lux (Guatemala)

six species from Guatemala

Long-tailed Manakin: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/214774
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/167792
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/6984
White-breasted Wood-Wren
Gartered Trogon: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/177569 and https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/172649
Laughing Falcon: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/44371161

6) Peri Bolton (Australia/USA)

Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda)
reference: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/458446