Bird Madness: Feathered Four #1

We’re down to our top four people’s choice finalists! Today’s matchup, we’ve got the surfing bird versus the black-crowned night heron. The winner of this Feathered Four round will take on the other Feathered Four winner (contest starting Thursday) in our championship match. Next week we’ll have our winner! 

Here’s how our game has worked until now. Each round of the Soaring Sixteen, we posted two entries from this year’s Audubon Magazine Photo Awards. (Check out our official winners, announced last week, if you haven’t seen them yet.) Those winners went head to head in our Egret Eight round. The top quartet makes it to the Feathered Four, then two onto the championship match.

Nearly 2,000 votes have so far helped us choose the winners of our Soaring Sixteen and Egret Eight rounds. The ultimate victor of Bird Madness will appear on, along with a story about how he or she captured the shot.

Vote here! Voting closes on Wed., Jan. 11. Next week, we crown our People’s Choice Bird Madness winner!

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