The winners of the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will be announced soon but before they're revealed, it's time to pick a winner in the Audubon Photography People's Choice Awards!

Choose your favorite from one of the 5 finalists below. Hit like to vote!
The winners of the 2017 Audubon Photography Awards will be announced soon
Susan Galt Bittermann
Stéphanie Holder
Cathy Gehlhausen
Because the Hermit Warbler forages in the tops of some of the tallest trees, it's usually heard more easily than it's seen.
Because the Hermit Warbler forages in the tops of some of the

Hermit Warbler

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Vincent Lucas
Considered cheap insurance for expensive seeds, neonics are now the most widely adopted pesticide in the world. But they could be threatening many of the bird species we know and love.
Considered cheap insurance for expensive seeds neonics are now the most widely

The Same Pesticides Linked to Bee Declines Might Also Threaten Birds

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Shane VerPlanck
Sarah Wood
Nathan Loftus
Fluorescent bill plates, extravagant headdresses, and tangerine perfume? Crested Auklets have some unique mating rituals!
Fluorescent bill plates extravagant headdresses and tangerine perfume Crested Au

Better Know a Bird: The Wild and Kinky Mating Rituals of the Crested Auklet

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Marcia Allen Ball
Throckmorton Ohlone
Katherine Shanahan
Did you know that Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary and other Audubon sites around the country offer camp programming for youth?

Scholarships are available through support from Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. Check out our directory and then apply through your local Audubon entity. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Did you know that Richardson Bay Audubon Center Sanctuary and other Audubon
Judy Brown
Jody Geiger
Carol Radinsky
Listen to the many arresting calls of this continent's blackbirds.
Listen to the many arresting calls of this continent's blackbirds

The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

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Avis Havel Hutchinson
Joan Cuyugan Bohlmann
In courtship and territorial displays, the male Boat-tailed Grackle fluffs out his feathers, spreads his tail, and rapidly flutters his wings above the back while making a variety of harsh and rattling calls.
In courtship and territorial displays the male Boattailed Grackle fluffs out his

Boat-tailed Grackle

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Stephanie Taylor
Barbara Lockwood
Ann King Gunsalus
Take a look at one of the latest murals in the Audubon Mural Project, Greg Burak's Long-eared Owl, and learn more about the project: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Take a look at one of the latest murals in the Audubon
Gijs Van Straten
Deborah Avins
Alex Clark
For some birds, drinking while flying is more efficient.
For some birds drinking while flying is more efficient

How Do Birds Drink on the Fly?

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Anthony Smith Photography
F Scott Palmeri
Jesse Stephens
The Painted Bunting's French name, "Nonpareil," means unrivaled—a fair way to describe the male's dazzling colors.
The Painted Buntings French name Nonpareil means unrivaleda fair way to describe
Karen Lutz Kershaw
Bruce Horn
Mary McCahill
Did you know Barn Swallows may feed their nestlings up to 400 times a day?
Did you know Barn Swallows may feed their nestlings up to 400 times a day
Alyson Jade Lee
Martha Hauschildt
Vivian Menzel
After four years of intense searching, and guided by a strong fishy smell and some loose feathers, a group of volunteer birders discovered the nesting place of the evasive Hornby’s Storm-Petrel in an unlikely setting.
After four years of intense searching and guided by a strong fishy

Hornby’s Storm-Petrels Have Found a Home in the Driest Place on the Planet

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It's the battle of the blue and the green in the Audubon Photography People's Choice Awards today. Hit like on your favorite photo to vote!
Its the battle of the blue and the green in the Audubon
Cyndi Martin
Terri Prince Schlegel
Gloria Knapp Taggart
Did you know that Osprey eyes are dark blue when they hatch? They don't turn the brilliant yellow color of adult Ospreys until they're about two or three years old!

Check in on our Osprey family in Maine on Explore.org: [ Explore.org Link ]
Norma Quandt
Tammy Ulrick Carveth
Carol Hawkins Dives Johnson
Want to capture that perfect shot? These tips can help.
Want to capture that perfect shot These tips can help

How to Compose the Perfect Bird Photo

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Sandi Hardesty
Laurie Healy
Chris Kostick Meza
We can protect birds and the places they call home—as long as we have people like you who will help. With your gift, we can fight back.
We can protect birds and the places they call homeas long as

Support Audubon today!

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Coleen Ayala
Sherry Pryor
Michelle Jaffe
For birders, vireos can be a real challenge: you're more likely to get an earful rather than an eyeful. And that makes spotting a vireo all the sweeter.
For birders vireos can be a real challenge youre more likely to

A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

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Miranda Pike
William Zierath
John Miller
Some may think Tricolored Heron nestlings are a bit bizarre looking, but we think they're adorable!
Some may think Tricolored Heron nestlings are a bit bizarre looking but
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Jessica DeLeon
Maria Aida Mateus
These birds are ready for their closeup! In today's Audubon Photography People's Choice Awards face-off, we're asking you to decide between an Atlantic Puffin and a Common Raven. Hit like on your favorite photo to vote!
These birds are ready for their closeup In todays Audubon Photography Peoples
Judi Raubaugh
Pamela Myers
Marie Elnan
Pretty soon this summer you might see a bird that you don’t recognize. It might look sort of like something you know, but... something’s just off. What could it be?
Pretty soon this summer you might see a bird that you dont

Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

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Kris Keating
Linda Carmody
Dancin Dave II