Amazing Bird Feeding Video Contest Winners

We never tire of watching birds at feeders. Three birders captured fantastic bird feeding videos and won our 2023 Bird Feeding Video Contest.

2023 Bird Feeding Video Contest Winners

We’re delighted to announce that these three amazing videos were chosen as the winners of the 2023 Bird Feeding Video Contest. Congratulations to the winners!

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First Place

bird feeding contest winnerCourtesy Deborah Eccleston

Deborah Eccleston of Moosup, Connecticut, won first place for her video showing lots of oriole activity at her jelly feeder.

Second Place

Pam Garcia of Mansfield, Louisiana, won second place for her entertaining blue jay video, which features a surprise guest.

Third Place

Kathy Castrataro of Gates Mills, Ohio, won third place for her video of a hummingbird feeding in the rain.

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2022 Bird Feeding Video Contest Winners

We received over 600 entries to the 2022 Bird Feeding Video Contest! Watch above to find out the fascinating stories behind these prize-winning videos.

First Place

bird feeding video contest winnerCourtesy Jackie Mingia
Eastern bluebird eating mealworms

Jackie Mingia of North Dinwiddie, Virginia, won first place for her delightful bluebird video.

This is a male eastern bluebird. I recycled an old mailbox, and I use the lid to feed the birds. I place my cell phone inside and start the video. The birds come as soon as I walk away; usually they are sitting close by waiting for me to move out of the way. As you can see in the video, he comes right away. This was taken in May when the pair were feeding their young. They also nest in my yard. I feed them live mealworms.

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Second Place

Michael McKenney of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won second prize for his video of a black-chinned hummingbird.

I love watching hummingbirds and their antics at the feeder. This black-chinned hummingbird was filmed in slow motion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the month of July. About 11 seconds into the video, she kicks a drop of sugar water off her foot, and then at 29 seconds into the video she does an entertaining hummingbird version of the shimmy before leaving the feeder. 

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Third Place

Mark Fingar of Yorktown, Virginia, won third prize for his video of ruby-throated hummingbirds at his feeding station.

“When I first moved here about 15 years ago, we had maybe two or three (hummingbirds), he says. “So every year I followed the basic rules. You clean up your feeders, you put the feeders where the birds can see them, and then you just continue to grow! A hummingbird will come back every year to the same spot. So as long as you provide a really good food source and an area for them to not be too competitive, we get more and more every year.”

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Lori Vanover
Lori has 20 years of experience writing and editing home, garden, birding and lifestyle content for several publishers. As Birds & Blooms senior digital editor, she leads a team of writers and editors sharing birding tips and expert gardening advice. Since joining Trusted Media Brands 13 years ago, she has held roles in digital and print, editing magazines and books, curating special interest publications, managing social media accounts, creating digital content and newsletters, and working with the Field Editors—Birds & Blooms network of more than 50 backyard birders. Passionate about animals and nature, Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Communications from the University of Illinois. In 2023, she became certified as a Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener, and she is a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and sits on the organization's Publications Advisory Committee. She frequently checks on her bird feeders while working from home and tests new varieties of perennials, herbs and vegetable plants in her ever-growing backyard gardens.