A Big Year

Challenge series hosted by OSP2017. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Continuing the popular challenge series that was originally hosted by Gidgetto.
Announced (1 challenge)
Submissions start day: 1st June, 2022 GMT
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Open for submissions (1 challenge)
Entries: 50
Voting starts: 1st June, 2022 GMT
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 50
Votes: 629
Winners announced: 1st June, 2022 GMT
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Finished (60 challenges)
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 25th May, 2022 GMT
Winner: The perfect couple
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 18th May, 2022 GMT
Winner: Pileated Woodpecker in Flight
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 11th May, 2022 GMT
Winner: RedTail_MG_3625
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 4th May, 2022 GMT
Winner: Male Blue-winged Teal in Flight
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 27th April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Rhythm of Spring
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 20th April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Asian Glossy Starlings
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 13th April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Morning Hunter
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 6th April, 2022 GMT
Winner: Anna's Hummingbird-6836
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 30th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Reddish Egret Dance
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Red tailed hawk takes off
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 16th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Making Shade
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 9th March, 2022 GMT
Winner: It's the early bird that catches the fish.
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2022 GMT
Winner: Downward foraging
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 23rd February, 2022 GMT
Winner: 010622DSCF6648b
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 16th February, 2022 GMT
Winner: Kingfisher
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 9th February, 2022 GMT
Winner: Comb-crested Jacana on Corroboree Billabong
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout 2021-2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 2nd February, 2022 GMT
Winner: Pursuit
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout 2021-2022. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 26th January, 2022 GMT
Winner: 2021-08-22
Let's see the best photographs of shorebirds that you took in 2020, 2021, or 2022! Here is a Wikipedia article on shorebirds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wader
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 19th January, 2022 GMT
Winner: Incoming Mallard
Let's see the best photographs of waterfowl that you took in 2020 or 2021! Here is a list of waterfowl species from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Anseriformes Please do not enter shorebird photos into this challenge - save them for next week!
Entries: 18
Winners announced: 12th January, 2022 GMT
Winner: Humming Bird and the Ant-853615
As 2021 draws to a close, let's see the absolute best bird photos that you took this year! This challenge is only open to photos that placed in the top 10 of any "Big Year" challenge in 2021. Please provide a link to the top-10 result in the notes when submitting your photo.
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 5th January, 2022 GMT
Winner: Great Tit
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 29th December, 2021 GMT
Winner: Saxicola rubicola juv.
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 22nd December, 2021 GMT
Winner: DSC06054-Edit
Let's see your best photographs of hawks, eagles, ospreys, falcons, harriers, and other raptors that hunt during the day! (Owls do not qualify for this challenge.) Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography. Please also carefully read the additional rules...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 15th December, 2021 GMT
Winner: IMGP8580 copy3
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 8th December, 2021 GMT
Winner: Anna's (Juvenile)
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 1st December, 2021 GMT
Winner: European robin
Let's see the best photographs of songbirds that you took in 2020 or 2021! Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography. Please also carefully read the additional rules below.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 24th November, 2021 GMT
Winner: Kiss of Love to end
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 17th November, 2021 GMT
Winner: Kingfisher
Let's see the best photographs of kingfishers that you took in 2020 or 2021! Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography. Please also carefully read the additional rules below.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 10th November, 2021 GMT
Winner: Sjay
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 25
Winners announced: 3rd November, 2021 GMT
Winner: N1518-small
Let's see the best photographs of owls that you took in 2020 or 2021! Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography. Please also carefully read the additional rules below.
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 27th October, 2021 GMT
Winner: Robin
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 20th October, 2021 GMT
Winner: Tangaras cyanocephala & Euphonia violacea!
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 13th October, 2021 GMT
Winner: Mid air collision
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 6th October, 2021 GMT
Winner: Kestrel
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 29th September, 2021 GMT
Winner: Fishing in Morning
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 22nd September, 2021 GMT
Winner: Egretta Pirouette
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 15th September, 2021 GMT
Winner: Osprey
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 8th September, 2021 GMT
Winner: Building A Home of Our Own
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 1st September, 2021 GMT
Winner: Who's_A_Pretty_Boy
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 25th August, 2021 GMT
Winner: Stonechat
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 18th August, 2021 GMT
Winner: Midsummer
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 11th August, 2021 GMT
Winner: Yellow Thornbill
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 4th August, 2021 GMT
Winner: I've got a dragon for you, dear!
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 28th July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Colorful Grub
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 21st July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Bee-eater
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 68
Winners announced: 14th July, 2021 GMT
Winner: Mother's Care
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 7th July, 2021 GMT
Winner: X5274582-1
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 30th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: Whinchat
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 23rd June, 2021 GMT
Winner: My Food
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 16th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: Eastern Spinebill
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 9th June, 2021 GMT
Winner: Foodie
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 77
Winners announced: 2nd June, 2021 GMT
Winner: DSC00138-Edit-Edit-Edit
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 26th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Tit for Tat
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 81
Winners announced: 19th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Challenge
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 12th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: My Heart Is In The Sky
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 5th May, 2021 GMT
Winner: Stork in front of rising full moon
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 28th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Snowy Owl in Flight_MG_1459
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 21st April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Painted stork
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 14th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Red necked grebe consuming a fish
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 7th April, 2021 GMT
Winner: Tree Martins vying for the top spot
Capture and display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2021. Please respect the birds and their environment; a good guide to ethical bird photography can be found here: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/audubons-guide-ethical-bird-photography