This is the National finals, with Pileated Woodpecker representing the East and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher representing the Midwest. Below the image are checkboxes where you can pick one of the two species as your favorite. Be sure to click the “Submit” button at the bottom so that your votes are counted.
The champion will be announced tomorrow through my Facebook page
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Information about the contest
This contest is modeled on the NCAA basketball tournament, but you – the readers – are able to vote on your favorite bird in a series of one-on-one matchups.
Anyone can vote. Those who filled out and submitted a bracket will be in the running to win the prize – a complete set of six Sibley Guides, all signed, and with a sketch of the winning bird drawn in the Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition.
Information about the bracket, announcements and links to new contests, and the results, will all be posted on my Facebook page, so check in there to be sure you don’t miss the next installment.
6 thoughts on “The National Bird Championship”
This was really a hard decision. The Scissor-tail is lovely, but I always get a thrill to see “Woody Woodpecker”.
I enjoy your pictures and illustrations very much. Trying to learn, at a senior age, more about birds and their patterns and habits. Thanks for sharing so much with us.
Even though they are not nearly as abundant here, we do have pileated woodpeckers in our local national park. My favorite bird!
Oh, yes, the perfectly perspicacious Pileated, please.
the scissortail is my favorite bird. i have been trying to get a pic of one where i work. no luck so far.