Win a Copy of the Murder Mystery, "A Shimmer of Hummingbirds"

In the newly released book, detective Domenic Jejeune goes on an exotic birding trip to hunt down his brother's killer.


We're giving away five copies of A Shimmer of Hummingbirds, courtesy of Oneworld Publications. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment at the bottom of this page with the word “hummingbirds” (any contact information will only be visible to us). Scroll down for the official rules. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018. 

In the meantime, check out our profile of author Steve Burrows, the most prolific (and maybe the only) birder-murder-mystery novelist of our time.

And finally, if you like freebies, be sure to download our awesome Audubon bird guide app, featuring the profiles of more than 800 North American species. 


The Audubon A Shimmer of Hummingbirds 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 “A Shimmer of Hummingbirds” (“Sweepstakes”) is open from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 11 through 11:59 p.m. ET on May 21, 2018.

4) To be eligible, Entrants must be at least 18 years old as of May 11, 2018 and a resident of the contiguous 48 United States. Employees, officers, and directors of Audubon and any and all entities directly associated with the Sweepstakes, including immediate family members and members of the same household, are not eligible to participate (collectively with Audubon, the “Sweepstakes Entities”). Void where prohibited by law.  Sweepstakes are governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all the terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”). 

5) To enter the Sweepstakes, Entrants must leave a comment with the word “hummingbirds” by logging in with Disqus or a Twitter, Facebook, or Google account on the following article page of Audubon Magazine’s website: Audubon reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify and remove any Submission and/or entrant at any time, including 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 Audubon’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 A Shimmer of Hummingbirds, by Steve Burrows, Oneworld Publications (value: $15) (Total value of all prizes: $65).

9) Winners will be selected by a random drawing conducted by Audubon Magazine on May 21, 2018 and notified by Audubon Magazine via the article page on or before May 23, 2018.  If within five (5) business days using Audubon Magazine’s reasonable effort, any winner does not respond to Audubon Magazine’s comment, or otherwise cannot be contacted, or is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected.

10) Audubon 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, Audubon reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to discontinue, suspend, cancel, or modify the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Audubon reserves the right to judge all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the Error using the selection procedure outlined above. Prize is subject to availability. No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted, except at Audubon’s sole discretion.

11) Entrants are solely responsible for the comments they submit, and by posting a comment, represent and warranty that the comment is not defamatory, obscene, hateful, harassing, or discriminatory, nor is a violation of any law, including those protecting privacy, publicity, trade secrets, copyrights or trademarks. Entrants agree to indemnify the Sweepstakes Entities against any third party claim that their Comment breaches these representations and warranties.

12) Audubon reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. 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.

13) By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrant grants to the Sweepstakes Entities the right, unless prohibited by law, to use Entrant’s name, city and state of residence, voice, picture and likeness, and comments, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods, services and mission of the Sweepstakes Entities, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity. 

14) By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, Entrant and/or winner agrees to, and hereby does, release the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with their participation or attempted participation in the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any winner’s ability to claim a prize awarded in the Sweepstakes 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 SWEEPSTAKES 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 Shimmer of Hummingbirds Giveaway, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014, or by emailing with the subject line “The Shimmer of Hummingbirds Giveaway winners’ list.”

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