Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time again!  Time to give away a wonderful book on 10,000 Birds!  This offering is actually hard to part with: a copy of Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central Brazil signed by both John Gwynne, who managed the project, and Guy Tudor, eminent neotropical bird artist and art director of the project.  Because this field guide is so darn good (read my review here) AND signed by two of those responsible for bringing the book to completion, we need to make this giveaway a little more involved than usual.  Yes, to be eligible to win this contest you will have to write something!

You want this field guide.  It is useful, beautiful, well-made, chock full of great birds and conservation information, and will make you dream of Brazil.  In light of the fact that the book is about the birds of Brazil we will center this giveaway on those birds.  This contest is open to all readers of 10,000 Birds and you really, really, really want to enter!

To enter this excellent giveaway all you have to do is write a single, four-sentence paragraph explaining what Brazilian bird you would most like to see and why and email that paragraph to me at 10000birdsblogger AT gmail DOT com under the subject line “Brazil Giveaway” by midnight on Thursday, 11 March 2011.

I will, of course, gather those responses and use them in a blog post, so make sure you indicate in your email if you want your full name used (and if you have a blog include the URL so I can link it).  Everyone who sends a four-sentence paragraph to 10000birdsblogger AT gmail DOT com by the end date of the contest explaining what Brazilian bird they would most like to see and why will be entered into the drawing for the field guide.

I look forward to reading your paragraphs but I don’t look forward to mailing away this field guide.  It is that awesome!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.