Win a Copy of ‘The World’s Rarest Birds’

Win a Copy of ‘The World’s Rarest Birds’

Gorgeous, photo-filled book highlights endangered, often unknown, birds.

The Editors
Published: 09/01/2013

We're giving away five copies of The World's Rarest Birds, Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below, and be sure to include a viable email address (it won't show up on the page). The official rules are below. The contest ends at midnight, Friday, September 27, 2013. In the meantime, here's a review of the book, written by Emma Bryce. Good luck!

 

Ever wondered what a white-bellied cinclodes looked like in full display? Or just how silvery the silvery woodpigeon is? Now, a series of bold images will tell you, as Princeton University Press announces the winners of a photography competition designed to highlight the plight of endangered--and often unknown--birds.   

 

Giveaway Rarest Birds. W5 cover insert
The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still (Princeton University Press, $45)
The competition culminated in a dense, richly informative book titled The World's Rarest Birds, intended to support BirdLife International's Preventing Extinctions Programme. It offers a showcase of struggling birds globally--but each shot through a lens that celebrates their diversity, vibrance, elegance, and enthusiastic displays. The competition was the second of two designed to draw attention to threatened species and to fill the forthcoming book with images of their grandeur. The first was in 2010, and the latest ran in 2012, inviting applicants for two categories: critically endangered birds, and endangered birds.

 

For critically endangered birds, a photo of the white-bellied cinclodes took first place, showing the bird with it wings outspread, its beak opened in song (see below). It's the only known photograph of this species in display mode.

 

THE WORLD'S RAREST BIRDS GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1) Sponsor: Audubon Magazine, an operating unit of National Audubon Society, Inc., 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 ("Audubon Magazine" or "Audubon"). 

2) No purchase necessary.

3) The "The World's Rarest Birds Giveaway" ("Contest") is open from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on September 2, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. ET on September27, 2013.

4) Eligible entrants must be at least 18 years old as of September 2, 2013 and a resident of the contiguous 48 United States.  Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and any and all entities directly associated with the Contest, including immediate family members and members of the same household, are not eligible to participate (collectively with Sponsor, the "Contest Entities"). Void where prohibited by law. Contest is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all the terms of these Official Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules"). 

5) To enter leave a comment by completing the "E-mail" and "Comment" fields (the Submission") on the following article page of Audubon Magazine's website: http://mag.audubon.org/articles/birds/win-copy-world-s-rarest-birds. The "Homepage" field on such article page is optional and will have no effect on your chances. Email addresses submitted with any Submission must be valid.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify and remove any Submission and/or entrant at any time in the event of any evidence of false or deceptive acts by an entrant, including, but not limited to, multiple Submissions or Submissions reasonably suspected to be generated by script, macro or other automatic means; any Submission determined to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor's image or if it is otherwise determined that the entrant has not otherwise complied with any portion of these Official Rules. 

6) Only one entry permitted per person.

7) Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

8) Five winners will each receive one copy of the book The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash, and Robert Still, Princeton University Press 2013 (value: $45) (Total value of all prizes: $225).

9) Winners will be selected by a random drawing conducted by Audubon Magazine on October 1, 2013 and notified by Audubon Magazine via email on or before October 7, 2013.  If within five (5) business days using Audubon Magazine's reasonable effort, any winner does not respond to Audubon Magazine's notification email, or otherwise cannot be contacted, or is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected.

10) Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, viruses, bugs, malfunctions, or other any other errors, human or otherwise, regardless of the cause (collectively, an "Error").  In the event of any Error, Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion to discontinue, suspend, cancel, or modify the Contest.   In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to judge all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the Error requiring such cancellation using the selection procedure outlined above.   Prize is subject to availability.  No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at their sole discretion.  Sponsor does not have, nor shall have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to entrant's Submission.  Winners are responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of their prize not specified herein as being awarded.

11) Sponsor and its designees have the right, unless prohibited by law, to use entrant's name, city and state of residence, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods, services and mission of the Sponsor and all matters related to the Contest, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity. 

12) Entrants may be required to execute any documents necessary to perfect such rights in the Sponsor.  By entering this Contest and/or accepting the prize, entrant and/or winner agrees to, and hereby does, release the Contest Entities from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with participation or attempt to participate in the Contest and/or the awarding, receipt, use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize related activities, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The Contest Entities and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and divisions, and their respective directors, officers, employees, attorneys, representatives and agents make no warranties, and hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished or awarded in connection with the Contest, including, but not limited to, any winner's ability to claim a prize awarded in the Contest for reasons of the prize provider's bankruptcy, insolvency or failure to continue its business.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE CONTEST ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

13) You may obtain the name and city of residence of winners by mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to The World's Rarest Birds Giveaway, c/o Audubon Magazine, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014.

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Comments

I wish I could see some of

I wish I could see some of these amazing birds in the wild...unfortunately this book is as close as I am ever likely to get!

Thanks for the giveaway…my

Thanks for the giveaway…my wife & daughters are dedicated bird-watchers !

It sounds really good.

It sounds really good.

Birds are our awesome

Birds are our awesome feathered friends. Would love this book!

I would love to learn about

I would love to learn about rare and endangered birds!

As a wildlife photographer, I

As a wildlife photographer, I would love to have this book to learn about rare and interesting bird species! It would certainly go to good use.

I am from generations of bird

I am from generations of bird lovers and would love to win this book!

I am totally bird obsessed!!

I am totally bird obsessed!! :-)

This would be a great book to

This would be a great book to have around the house. Thank you

My dad would LOVE this book.

My dad would LOVE this book. So beautiful!

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