Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway for 6 digital copies of our best-selling and most popular bird books. We had such a wonderful response, I decided to pick two winners. Congratulations to Gaurav Kandlikar and Jill Clark who are now owners of an enviable birding library on their handheld devices!
Gaurav noted this was a “nice way to start the week,” and we agree! But the best comment goes to Jill who compared winning our giveaway to winning the Powerball lottery — well, she called it a close second.
I am also pleased to announce another natural history title is now available in the iBooks store: Rare Birds of North America by Steve Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell
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To celebrate the availability of Princeton University Press’s bird books through the iBooks store, we are hosting a sweepstakes giveaway of all 6 titles. See below for several ways to enter or send an email to email@example.com.
The prize will be 6 promo codes that allow the winner to download complimentary copies of The Crossley ID Guide, The Warbler Guide, The World’s Rarest Birds, Hawks at a Distance, The Birds of Peru, and The Unfeathered Bird. This prize can only be used through the iBooks store and to view these books, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later. There is no device or tablet included in this giveaway.
The giveaway will run from 12:15 AM EST, Monday, February 3 through 12:00 PM EST, Friday, February 7.
Scrambling for gift ideas for the archaeology buff who seems to have everything? Or eager to immerse yourself in the terrain and geography of the ancient world over the winter break? Enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of five free copies of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World app for iPad2+!
The giveaway ends on December 23 at 10:00 AM. Winners will be notified by noon on December 23 and supplied with promo codes that are transferable (good for gift giving if you’re still shopping for Christmas or are shopping for a December birthday!).
Please note — this giveaway is for an app available on the iPad platform only. The app is not compatible with earlier versions of iPad and will work only on the iPad2 or higher. The prize will be supplied in the form of a promo code that can be used to download the app in the iTunes gift store, but this giveaway is not affiliated with iTunes or any of their related companies. If you prefer to email your entry in, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Barrington App Giveaway” in the subject field. The promo codes expire on January 2 and must be redeemed before this date. No replacement promo codes will be supplied if winners miss the expiration date.
With just four days left to enter, don’t forget to check out our Rafflecopter giveaway event! In honor of the 2013 bird migration, we’re celebrating all through fall with some of our best books on birding, some of our best experts on identifying them, and with a giveaway with a chance to win some free stuff!
Our prize package includes a copy of three our our best books about birding: The Warbler Guide, The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors, and How to Be a Better Birder, a pair of Zeiss TERRA binoculars, and the audio companion for The Warbler Guide.
How to enter? There are numerous ways to enter, including liking any of the three books Facebook pages, emailing us at email@example.com, signing up for our email alerts for Bird and Natural History Titles at http://press.princeton.edu/subscribe/,or tweeting at @PrincetonNature or at any of the author’s Twitter pages (@IDCrossleyGuide or @The WarblerGuide). Just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at the beginning of October.
Remember, the giveaway ends Tuesday night (October 1st) at midnight, so enter now!
And to check out the free downloads we’re currently offering, click on the links below:
Crossley ID Guide Raptors : A sampler raptor guide in PDF format
Quick Finders from The Warbler Guide : A ‘quick finder’ designed to help you identify over 50 warblers faster with targeted color photos.
Update: This contest is closer. Thank you so much for entering our sweepstakes!
Get ready for fall birding and warbler migration by entering our sweepstakes to win a copy of The Warbler Guide, a free download of the The Warbler Guide Song and Call Audio Companion, a WildBirds Unlimited EcoClean Feeder, and a pair of ZEISS, TERRA ED 8×42 binoculars. There are 5 easy ways to enter the raffle (and some can be done each day!)– see the details below.
We are very grateful to ZEISS for providing a prize for our sweepstakes. WildBirds Unlimited of Paramus, NJ is also supporting this sweepstakes by providing a terrific EcoClean bird feeder. Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, EcoClean bird feeders protect themselves against the surface growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus and other microbes.
WBU Paramus is also hosting an event with Tom Stephenson at 11:00 AM on August 3. Please support our sponsor and join in the event if you are in the Northern Jersey area.
Celebrate with us by entering our giveaway to win a copy of Tesla: Inventor of the Electric Age by W. Bernard Carlson.
“Carlson sheds light on the man and plenty of his inventions. . . . [An] electric portrait.”
“Superb. . . . Carlson brings to life Tesla’s extravagant self-promotion, as well as his eccentricity and innate talents, revealing him as a celebrity-inventor of the ‘second industrial revolution’ to rival Thomas Alva Edison.”
–W. Patrick McCray, Nature
Today’s featured blogs are:
Another Bird Blog discusses the raptor species the UK and US share and gives reader yet another chance to win a copy of The Crossley ID Guide
Radley Ice describes Montana’s successful Peregrine recovery program which is bringing the peregrine falcon back from the brink of destruction.
Amy at Magnificent Frigate Bird volunteers at some wildlife rehabilitation centers and in her post, she introduces us to a few of the raptors that serve as “education ambassadors”–Darwin the Kestrel, 0511 the Red-Tailed Hawk, and others. Plus if you leave a comment on her post, you’ll be entered to win signed copies of The Crossley ID Guides.
A Charm of Finches post went up relatively late on the 18th, so I want to re-share it here. A terrific review of the book included.
Also, don’t forget to go check out the quiz at Greg Laden’s Blog. Post your response and you’ll be entered into a drawing for 2 lbs of Birds and Beans, Scarlet Tanager coffee!