CwB Mug Club Photo Contest

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Parks Department, Programs & Education, Special Event

2023 Photo Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2023 Photo Contest! We received many excellent entries, and our panel of judges had a difficult job selecting the winners. You can view the winning photos below.  The winner is featured on the 2024 Mug Club Member mug!

Congratulations Jeanne!

Visit the Coffee with the Birds Mug Club Information Page for more details on how you can get your own membership and mug!

Congratulations Andrew, Carl, Lucas and Ryan!

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

WATCH THE Photo Contest Winner & 2024 MUG REVEAL EVENT!

11/21/23 at 7:00 pm Social Time, 7:15 Mug Reveal; 7:30 program; The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park

Watch as the Winner of the  2023 Mug Club Photo Contest is reveled and the 2024 mug is unveiled!  Also revealed are the photos that will be in the 2024 Calendar!  Following the reveal, Curtis gives a fun presentation about some of his birding adventures to North Dakota this past summer.

*This event was Livestreamed!  Watch below on the Ottawa County Parks YouTube Channel – Subscribe today!

Mug Reveal Event Livestream (YouTube link)

2023 Mug Club Photo Contest Video

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2023 Photo Contest! We received many excellent entries, and our panel of judges had a difficult job selecting the winners. You can view the winning photos above.  The winner is featured on the 2024 Mug Club Member mug! Click this link for more details on how you can get your own membership and mug!

Enjoy this slideshow video of the record 85 entries for the 2023 Coffee with the Birds Mug Club Photo Contest. All photos were taken between 11/1/22 and 10/31/23 in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Visit the Coffee with the Birds Mug Club Information Page for more details on how you can get your own membership and mug!

2023 Mug Club Photo Contest

Have you taken a bird photo in Ottawa County in 2023 that would look great on our 2024 Mug Club limited edition mug? We want to see it!

The 2023 Mug Club Photo Contest is open to receive entries! Click the link below or the camera image to go to the submission form. Submit original image files (up to 3/person).

Photo Contest Submission Form

(submissions are due 10/31/23)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scroll down to look at winners and submission videos from previous years…

Archived Photo Contest Images & Videos:

2022 Mug  Club Photo Contest

2022 Photo Contest Winner!

2022 Honorable Mention Winners

The Stories Behind the Winning Photos

To highlight the amazing winning photos, we’ve interviewed all 5 winners: Mike Bergeon, Chris Sprik, Lonny Garris, Carl Manning & June Kuiper. We asked them to give us a glimpse into the story behind their amazing photos. Enjoy!

2022 Mug Club Photo Contest Video

Enjoy this slideshow video of the 95 entries for the 2022 Coffee with the Birds Mug Club Photo Contest. All photos were taken between 11/1/21 and 10/31/22 in Ottawa County, Michigan.

2022 Photo Contest Winner & 2023 MUG REVEAL EVENT!

Livestreamed Video (Live 11/22/22 at 7:00 pm)

2021 Mug  Club Photo Contest

2021 Photo Contest Winner!

2021 Honorable Mention Winners

The Stories Behind the Winning Photos

For this year’s Coffee with the Birds Mug Club Photo Contest, we thought it would be fun to hear the stories behind the the taking of the 5 winning photos. So we interviewed all 5 winners in order to share these stories with you. Each story is about 2 minutes long and the video concludes with the Grand Prize winner’s story. Enjoy!

2021 Mug Club Photo Contest Video

Enjoy this slideshow video of the 71 entries for the 2021 Coffee with the Birds Mug Club Photo Contest. All photos were taken between 11/1/20 and 10/31/21 in Ottawa County, Michigan.  The winner will be featured on the 2022 Mug Club Member mug!  Read below for more details on how you can get your own membership and mug!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2021 Photo Contest!  We received many excellent entries and our panel of judges had a difficult job selecting the winners.  However, a winner has been selected and the 2022 mugs have been ordered!

2021 Photo Contest Winner & 2022 REVEAL EVENT!

Livestreamed Video (Live 11/23/21 at 7:00 pm)

This year we revealed the Photo Contest winners & 2022 mug LIVE, ONLINE, before the first CwB Event on December 11th.

2020 Mug Club Photo Contest

2020 Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Emily Tornga!  Her beautiful photo of a Tufted Titmouse in the lightly falling snow is this year’s photo contest winner!

2020 Honorable Mention Winners

Congratulations are also in order for Chris Sprik, Judi Manning, Martin Blanchard and Doug Kuiper who each eared an Honorable Mention award for their photos!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 Photo Contest!  We received about 50 wonderful entries making the selecting this year’s winners difficult! Watch the video below to see a slide show of all the entries put to music.

2019 Mug Club Photo Contest

2019 Photo Contest Winner!

2019 Honorable Mention Winners

2018 Mug Club Photo Contest

2017 Mug Club Photo Contest

2019 Photo Contest Winner!

Golden-crowned Kinglet  by Charles DeWitt


Stay UP-TO-DATE with the Birding Update email list!

To stay up to date on these events and anything else bird-related, sign up for the Birding Update email list!  “Newswire!” newsletter emails are sent monthly and “Quick Look” emails are sent when information needs to get out in a more timely manner.

JOIN Birding Update Email List

Ottawa County Birding information Page

For more bird-related information and links to resources visit the Ottawa County Birding Information Page

Stay Connected with Ottawa County!

Sign up for emails or text alerts and receive updates from Ottawa County.