State’s birding competition with $1,000 prize.

Nebraska bird lovers, get ready for the first-ever “Birding Bowl,” a competition where participants can win prizes up to $1,000 by logging their observations into a web-based “eBird” system.

The statewide birding contest will run throughout May in honor of Nebraska Bird Month. Audubon Great Plains, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Wild Bird Habitat Store, sponsor the event.

Aspiring bird watchers can participate as individuals or in teams, but they must select a category based on their skill level. The categories include the Fledgling Flock, described as youth groups new to birding, Backyard Birder for those who enjoy observing birds at home, the Dabbling Birder for beginner to casual birders, and the Competitive Birder for those aiming to observe as many bird species as possible.

Winning teams and individuals can snag bird feeders, binoculars, and even a cash prize of up to $1,000. Those interested in participating or learning more about Nebraska Birding Bowl can visit

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The Birding Bowl aims not only to reward serious bird watchers, but also to promote bird conservation by tracking species across the state. Participants can help contribute to significant data for bird conservation by logging the locations and number of birds they observe. The event represents a unique opportunity for bird enthusiasts to showcase their passion and tread the path of serious bird watching while winning attractive prizes.

Nebraska’s natural beauty, with its unique ecosystem, makes the state an ideal spot for bird lovers with a diverse range of bird species found throughout the state. The Birding Bowl stands as a perfect opportunity for experts and newbies alike, and encourages participants from all walks of life to enjoy the diverse bounty of wildlife that Nebraska has to offer.

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