UPDATE: We have notified the winner of the sweepstakes as of March 25, 2013! Thank you to everyone who participated!!
To celebrate the publication of The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors, we are giving away the ultimate prize pack to one lucky fan in this sweepstakes.
Included in the prize are a pair of Nikon Trailblazer ATB 8×42 binoculars, an autographed copy of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, an autographed copy of The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors (signed by all three authors!), The Wild Birds Unlimited Window Feeder, Videos of the 1st and 2nd seasons of Birding Adventures TV, the Audubon Birds app, and a year’s membership with the American Birding Association (includes a year’s subscription to Birding magazine). Basically, the prize contains everything you need to get started birdwatching and/or to improve your ID skills.
The sweepstakes runs from March 7 through March 22 and there are many ways to enter the random drawing. Please see details on how to enter and eligibility requirements below. You can also enter the sweepstakes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (one entry per day) with CrossleyEntry in the subject or text of your email.
Some of these entries can be repeated daily, so check back tomorrow!
More info about the prizes:
The Wild Birds Unlimited Window Feeder easily attaches to your window to bring birds up close and personal. It’s easy to fill, easy to clean and backed with a WBU Lifetime Guarantee. [Value $29]
Donated by Nancy Castillo and Lois Geshiwlm of Wild Birds Unlimited – Saratoga Springs NY
Season 1 and Season 2 of Nikon’s Birding Adventures TV featuring 7 dvds of birding around the globe from Australia and Portugal to Costa Rica, Belize and Texas. [Value $59]
Donated by James Currie and Birding Adventures TV
The Audubon Birds app is indispensable. It is now completely redesigned with more species, a gallery view, and NatureShare–the new community where members can experience, collect and share their observations and photos. [Value $14.99]
Donated by NatureShare
The American Birding Association represents the North American birding community and supports birders through publications, conferences, workshops, tours, partnerships, and networks. Winner will receive a year-long individual membership in the ABA which includes a year-long subscription to Birding magazine. [Value $45]
Donated by American Birding Association
Raptor, the second book by the author of the widely praised Citizen, is a collection of formal poems and measured free verse unified by its investigation of our ancient poetic, mythic, and scientific fascination with birds of prey: hawks, eagles, owls, vultures, and falcons. Drawing extensively on his own experience working at a raptor rehabilitation center, along with a variety of sources ranging from medieval texts on falconry to the latest conservation studies of raptor anatomy and habitat, Andrew Feld shows these killing birds to be mirrors for humanity, as indicator species, and as highly charged figures for the intersection of that which we call “wild” and that which we think of as domesticated or domestic—and how these opposed terms apply to the imperiled natural world, to our human social relations, and to our most private, interior selves. In these poems, Feld does not shy away from either the damaging world or “the new, more comprehensive view / damage affords” in its aftermath.
Donated by University of Chicago Press