Wow! With 52% of the votes, the black-crowned night heron eked out a victory  to become the first image in our People’s Choice Bird Madness championship round (Feathered Four Round 1 ). It’s up to you to decide which photo it goes up against: the red-shouldered hawk or the egrets in the trees. Which do you like best?
Each round of the Soaring Sixteen, we posted two entries from this year’s Audubon Magazine Photo Awards . (Check out our official winners , announced last week, if you haven’t seen them yet.) Those winners went head to head in our Egret Eight round. The top quartet makes it to the Feathered Four, then two onto the championship match.
More than 2,200 votes have so far helped us choose the winners of our Soaring Sixteen and Egret Eight rounds. The ultimate victor of Bird Madness will appear on Audubonmagazine.org , along with a story about how he or she captured the shot.
Vote here! Voting closes on Sun., Jan. 15. Next week, we crown our People’s Choice Bird Madness winner!