It’s time to enter the May photo contest.

March Photo Contest Winner

Anna’s Hummingbird in Albany, photo by Albert Ryckman

March 2nd place

Hooded Merganser in Monroe, photo by Keith Kohl

March 3rd place

Hairy Woodpecker at Sunriver, photo by Miles McLandrich

How to enter the OBA photo contest

  • Entries are accepted between May 1 and May 14 at 5:00 pm.
  • May is a themed contest: Your favorite photo.
  • Time limit: Not this month, so photos can be recent or several years old
  • To enter the contest, email one photo to contest administrator Zia Fukuda at zialeefukuda@gmail.com. Please include the species name, location, date the photo was taken, and your name and email address.
  • Photos must be of OBA-recognized *wild* species.

Photo Contest Winners 2022

Photo Contest Winners 2021

Photo Contest Winners 2020

Photo Contest Winners 2019

Contest Rules

    • Contest submissions must be of wild birds only (as defined by the Oregon Checklist). While minor editing to crop or adjust lighting are acceptable, photographs with major modifications to the subject or background, or photo montages, will be rejected by the contest moderator, whose decision is final.
    • You do not need to be an OBA member to submit a photo in the contest.
    • You do not need to be an OBA member to vote in the contest.
    • Submission period for photos will be the first two weeks of every month, and must be received by our Contest Coordinator by 5 pm on the 14th day. Submitted photos will then be posted here for people to vote on.
    • Once the voting is completed, the winning photo will be displayed as our website home-page image for the following month.
    • When you submit a photo to the photo contest,  you agree to allow OBA to display your photo on the OBA website.
    • Photographers may only submit one photo per contest (monthly).
    • Voters may only vote for one photo per contest (monthly).
    • Photo must have been taken in Oregon and within the current month or two months prior (although we sometimes make exceptions to the date range rule for special, themed contests). For example, only photos from March, April, and May will be accepted for May’s contest.
    • Please include the species name, location, date the photo was taken, and your name and email address.