Student Writing Contest!

Dear homeschool families,

Yesterday, I shared one of my favorite birding experiences.  Now, we'd like to invite BirdSleuthing homeschool students, ages 5-15 years old, to share theirs and enter our contest!

The topic for this writing contest is:  What is your most exciting real-life birding experience?

We want to hear about your most interesting memory that involves birds or bird-watching!  Your story only needs to be 500 words or less. (That means less than one page. Illustrations are welcome but not necessary. If you include a photo, make sure it is not copy-righted.)  Please use our online submission form to send us your creative story. 

I look forward to reading your story, and look forward to sharing the best story on this blog!  The deadline for the contest is December 15.  We'll post the winning entry before we leave for winter break!

Jennifer Fee
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

PS:  Besides having their story published here, the winning student will also receive five gifts from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:  a plush Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a "Diversity of Animal Sounds" CD, a set of BirdSleuth Game Cards, a field guide to backyard birds, and 2 issues of Classroom BirdScope.

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's mascot... 
and this one plays our real calls if you give him a good squeeze.

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