You’ve heard of March Madness... Now get ready for BIRD BONANZA!
Did you know that fall is one of the best times of year for birdwatching? So, join us this month for a birding-themed bracket to discover which species is the true fan favorite – while learning about native California birds!
Every week on the Open Space Authority's social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), we’ll host several face-offs between two birds, along with fun facts about each species. Vote for your favorite, and see which species soars to the next round!
At the end of the series, we’ll crown this year’s winner, the 2021 FEATHERED FAVORITE!
Here's how to participate in Bird Bonanza: For each set of two birds, vote for your favorite. The bird with the most votes advances to the next face-off. Only one will be crowned champion of #BirdBonanza2021!
Face-Off #1: Red-tailed Hawk vs. White-tailed Kite
WINNER: RED-TAILED HAWK
Face-Off #2: Western Bluebird vs. Western Meadowlark
WINNER: WESTERN MEADOWLARK
Face-Off #3: Loggerhead Shrike vs. Acorn Woodpecker
WINNER: ACORN WOODPECKER
Face-Off #4: California Quail vs. Killdeer
WINNER: CALIFORNIA QUAIL
Face-Off #5: Turkey vulture vs. RED-TAILED HAWK
Face-Off #6: Western burrowing owl vs. WESTERN MEADOWLARK
Check back in to vote! Voting window: 10/19 - 10/21
Face-Off #7: Yellow-billed Magpie vs. ACORN WOODPECKER
Check back in to vote! Voting window: 10/20 - 10/22
Face-Off #8: Tricolored Blackbird vs. california quail
Check back in to vote! Voting window: 10/21 - 10/23
Face-Off #9: Winner 5 vs. Winner 6
Check back in to vote! Voting window: 10/25 - 10/27
Face-Off #10: Winner 7 vs. Winner 8
Check back in to vote! Voting window: 10/26 - 10/28
CHAMPIONSHIP: Winner 9 vs. Winner 10
Check back in to vote! Voting window: 11/1 - 11/4
P.S. If you love nature-themed bracket challenges like this one, check out last spring's Open Space Flower Frenzy!