Funky Nest in Funky Places 2017 is calling for photo contest entries

The photography challenge of Funky Nests in Funky Places is back for 2017

A clever avian mom finds a safe and well protected place for her nest in this motorcycle helmet in a shed in Richmond, Virginia.

A clever avian mom finds a safe and well protected place for her nest in this motorcycle helmet in a shed in Richmond, Virginia.

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The challenge you’ve known and loved since it began in 2009 – Funky Nests in Funky Places – is back for 2017.

Birds nest in the craziest places – from tiny ledges on skyscrapers to the barbecue grill in your neighbor’s yard.

Whether you find a robin’s nest on a statue or a hummingbird’s nest on wind chimes, your picture, video, poem, or artwork about a bird nest in a funky place can win big in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Funky Nests in Funky Places contest.

With nesting season underway, this contest is challenging everyone to get outside and observe nature even in the most unexpected places.

You don’t have to be a bird expert or an expert photographer. It’s a wonderful excuse to get outside.

All ages are welcome to participate as individuals or with a class, community center, or after school program. Entries are being accepted from anywhere in the world.

There are fantastic prizes: binoculars, bird feeders, bird guides, posters, Bird Academy courses, and more.

The entry deadline is June 30.

Find more information about how to locate nests and approach nests without disturbing the birds, and then enter the contest at www.funkynests.org.

In Spanish: www.nidoschiflados.org

 

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