We tend to be a serious lot (indeed birders seem to have a universal image everywhere as sad anoraks… but we do like some fun when its too dark to go birding. Try a few of the quizzes and puzzles below… I do.
There are also a growing number of competitions which are of interest to birders and, when I find out about them they will also appear below. Most bird magazines also have competitions from the chance to win the latest binoculars or a birding trip to just the knowledge that you will improve your ID skills…
ANZANG Nature and Landscape - Photographer of the Year - 2005
ANZANG Nature is an organisation focused on the natural heritage of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. ANZANG Nature is organising an annual international nature and landscape photographic competition with subsequent exhibitions. Profit from the competition and exhibitions is to be donated to conservation organisations in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea that are actively purchasing and managing habitat in the region for the express purpose of providing sanctuary to native flora and fauna. To enter the competition photographs or digital images must be taken within the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. Cash prizes totalling seventeen thousand dollars are available for winning entries…
Computer Birding at Bavarian Birds - Bird Identification Quiz. Test your birding and linguistic skills in German/ English/ Scientific/ French/ Spanish/ Italian/ Dutch/ Danish/ Swedish & Norwegian - with more than 500 photos of more than 260 European species(including vagrants)
Big Bad Bird Quiz
It's that time of year again! Time for songbirds, seabirds, geese, and others to pack up and head south for the winter…
Bird Chat Quiz
…currently suspended due to need to complete a Phd thesis!
Bird Forum Fun Quizzes
Links to 250 quizzes for birders…
Bird Names Quiz
…from the San Antonio Audubon Society
Are you interested in learning more about birds… Then come along on a personal journey. Try this month`s Birding Tidbits crossword puzzle. Download the puzzle and let the clues take you on an interesting trip. While searching for the clues, allow yourself to be side-tracked into discovering tidbits of information about birds not included in this puzzle. Do not fret if you are unable to locate some of the answers. You will be rewarded with those tidbits of information that you glean along the way. Bon Voyage!
British Garden Birds Quiz
Why don't you test your bird identification skills by playing this quiz. There are no prizes, it's just a bit of light-hearted fun, though you will discover just how much you know about your garden birds and possibly learn some more at the same time!
Computer Birding Quiz
Bird quiz with 2700 Photos of 519 Species from Europe (with vagrants!)…
Dr Saul's Biology in Motion
Amongst other wildlife/Life Sciences Quizzes are some for us narrowly foucussed birders. The webmaster writes: It's a program I wrote that allows you to practice matching common names of birds with family names. It only includes birds of the USA/Canada. Even so, the list is long, so it's split into 5 different quizzes
Monthly Mystery Bird Quiz
From the monthly British Birds
Learn to identify birds and birdsong with a free online Birdwatching game. A fun way to learn the names of birds and their habitats for all from beginning bird watchers to experts…
Ohio Birds photo quiz
Can you face up to this ID challenge?
Patuxent Bird Quiz
Version 3 - The new, expanded Patuxent Bird Quiz lets you test your knowledge of North American bird identification, distribution in winter (from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count) and summer (from the North American Breeding Bird Survey); and song. Note that we use the term song loosely, here, and that you might have look pretty hard to see some of the photographed bird species in North America!
Ridge Wood Bird Quiz
Are you a bird brain? Take this quiz and find out…