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Help All About Birds Win a Webby Award!

By on Monday, April 19th, 2010 - 1 Comment

vote for us in the Webby Awards!We’re nominated for a Webby, and your vote can help us win! Register and vote here—or read on for more details about how and why.

Webbys are prestigious awards that single out great websites—ones that combine appealing web design, smooth usability, and top-notch information. Past winners include the New York Times, NPR, iTunes, Google, CNN, and BBC News. Needless to say, we’re excited to have made the nominees list. Winning the People’s Voice award would help more people learn about All About Birds as a resource for learning about birds and the natural world. Cast your vote by April 29 to make sure you’re heard!

So far we’re in second place behind the recipe-site Epicurious, and we’re neck-and-neck with Yahoo Shine, an online women’s magazine. These are daunting adversaries—Epicurious has been nominated or won a Webby in 8 of the last 10 years, and Shine is operated by Web giant Yahoo.

But time is on our side. With each returning spring migrant, every colorful feather and song is a reminder of what a gift birds are. All About Birds shares the magic of birds and helps people satisfy the curiosity birds inspire. Our Webby nomination underscores the way birds resonate in the public’s imagination, and it’s something our community of users and Birdshare contributors can take pride in.

So let’s harness the power of  the bird-watching hordes! With 47 million bird watchers in North America alone, if just one in a thousand were to vote for All About Birds, we’d take first place by a wide margin.

We’ll need every vote we can muster, so please take a couple of minutes and help:

1. Go to http://webby.aol.com/living/lifestyle and click “Register to vote”

2. Enter a username and password on the Web form.

3. The Webbys will send you a verification e-mail. Click on the e-mail and you will return to the site to vote.

4. If you have trouble getting back to the voting page, just use this link.

Once you’ve voted, please spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, listservs, or just plain old conversation. Let’s remind the virtual world about that other world out there—the one overflowing with birds and birdsong! Thanks.

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