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OFO's Birding at Home Challenge 2021

  • 01 May 2021
  • 31 May 2021
  • Your home


  • Record all the birds you see from your yard, balcony or window.

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OFO's Birding at Home Challenge - 2021

How the Challenge Works

Once you have registered with OFO and registered with eBird, setup your yard in eBird.

To participate, submit checklists of all the birds observed at your home. When submitting, share your checklists with the OFO eBird account "OFObirds".


Prizes will be chosen from individuals that have submitted the following:

  • 10 eligible checklists for each weekly prize: May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd and May 30th
  • 5 eligible checklists for the Global Big Day Prize on May 8, 2021, to be drawn on May 9th
  • 20 eligible checklists for the Grand Prize to be drawn on May 31st


  • Eligible checklists must be from Ontario, be at least 10 minutes in duration and complete - all birds identified.
  • To be counted, each checklist must be shared with the OFO eBird account “OFObirds” (no quotes).
  • Cutoff for weekly prizes will be the Sunday at 6 pm — the first prizes will be drawn on May 9, 2021.
  • Cut-off for the Grand Prize will be Monday May 31st.
  • Prizes will be announced following the draw. Individuals will be notified by email and the winner will also be posted on social media and Birdnews.

Note, you may be asked to send the challenge administrator one of your checklists so we can match up your yard with your OFO registration.

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