First Prize:Vortex Skyline 80 Spotting Scope with 20 to 60 zoom eyepiece
Retail Value $750
Spotting scopes let you get closer to the action and make the critical ID to either add to your life list or simply enjoy the incredible detail of birds. It is tough, easy to focus and offers great views.
Second Prize: DVD Set Watching Waders, Watching Sparrows and Watching Warblers by Judy Fieth and Michael Male
Retail Value $90
Refine your identification skills and enjoyment of birding with these three DVDs. Watching sparrows take you up close and personal with every North American sparrow. Watching Waders brings you inside the lives of beautiful and majestic wading birds. Watching Warblers rounds out the set with a close up look at these colorful creatures. All the DVDs are great, all three together is even better.
Third Prize: Vortex Binocular Harness
Retail Value $28
Anyone who's carried binoculars around long enough knows that no matter how comfortable a neck strap you have and no matter how light your bins, eventually your neck will feel the strain. A binocular harness transfers the weight to your shoulders and can also keep your binoculars closer to your eyes and ready for action.
You don't need to hunt for birds all across the net or answer any trivia, there are simply three ways to enter. Winners will be chosen by random drawing from all entries.
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2) Click to tweet: Win a free spotting scope from @tcnaturalist! http://bit.ly/BirdingContest
Clicking on the link above and tweeting about the contest will give you another entry. You can earn multiple entries into the contest with this method. Each day is a new opportunity to enter by tweeting. I will accept up to three tweeted entries per person, per day. You can modify the tweet but it must contain @tcnaturalist so I see it and it must contain the link to the contest.
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All entries will be entered into a database and randomly selected at the end of the contest. Good Luck!
The Fine Print: Twin Cities Naturalist/Kirk Mona is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or inaccurate entries. If your twitter account or email address is selected as a winner you must provide a mailing address within one week of the end of the contest or a new winner will be drawn. Prizes may change or be substituted at any time. Photos are just examples and may differ slightly but you get the idea. I can't believe you are reading all this.
Eligibility: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States. In other words, sorry, I'm not shipping prizes around the world. Some of you are not eligible. You know who you are.
The Drawing: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by midnight CST November 21, 2011 by Twin Cities Naturalist staff which is to say, Kirk. All decisions are final no matter how much you beg. Winner will be notified via e-mail or twitter.
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