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…
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)
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
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
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…
Nord University Bird Quiz
Multi-language/culture site with ID etc. The Beginners Quiz consists of a selection of pictures with sound of the commonest birds in Europe. If you find this quiz too easy, you can choose any of the other training quizzes. Every quiz allows you to choose 10, 20 or 30 questions, and gives you a choice of 20 seconds or unlimited time to decide your answer. When you've done your training quiz you can register your score and it will be placed on the results list, if you wish.
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…
Where the Birds Are
"Where the Birds Are" is a virtual birdwatching game featuring high-definition 3-D bird graphics and utilizing real bird-distribution data to provide birdwatching novices and enthusiasts with an authentic online birding experience...