The Tahoe Big Year
TBY Prizes

In order to be eligible for prizes, participants must be registered on the Tahoe Big Year website and be current members of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. TINS staff are not eligible to win prizes.

Year-end Prizes

Year-end prizes for the most species of birds seen within the TBY boundaries between January 1st and December 31st, 2024 will be awarded for two categories:
  • 15 years and younger, as of January 1st, 2024
  • 16 years and older
First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for each category. Prizes will be given out at the year-end celebration to be held in January 2025. Participants need not be present to win.

Monthly Prizes

After each month, a random drawing will be held to award a prize to one lucky participant. To be eligible for the random drawing, participants need to have recorded at least one sighting on the Tahoe Big Year website for the previous month. Eligible sightings must conform to all TBY Participation Rules. A participant may only win a monthly prize twice during the year.

  • TINS hat, t-shirt, and tote bags
  • Opticron Binoculars
  • Signed Edition of The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada
  • Laterzees Optic Straps
  • Patagonia packs, hats, and jackets
  • And more!!!