The Big Year GIVEAWAY!

So the DVD (and blu-ray) of the movie, The Big Year, is going to be released on January 31st–very soon.  But before that, wouldn’t it be cool if Greg Miller Birding blog readers had a chance to *WIN* a DVD?


The Big Year DVD

Pretty doggone cool, eh?  You betcha!  But wait!  Don’t stop there!  What if we included a pair of Big Year binoculars?


The Big Year binoculars!

This is pure AWESOMENESS!!!  Your personal coolness factor would go through the roof with all this!

So my friends, here are the rules:

  1. Write an email to
  2. Use the following as the subject line: The Big Year Giveaway
  3. In the body of the email, you must give the answer to the following The Big Year movie question: What is the species of bird that Brad Harris (Jack Black) and his dad (Brian Dennehy) go to see in a Virginia forest in the snow?

You must live in the US or Canada to receive this giveaway.  (I apologize to my friends afield!)  This gift is made possible by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and the marketing folks at Thinkjam.

TWO winners will be chosen (both of you will get the DVD [not the blu-ray] and the Big Year binoculars) randomly from all the email submissions with the correct answer to #3.  Watch for the announcement of the TWO winners listed on this blog on January 30, 2012!

I’m challenging you to make 2012 your Biggest Year.  If you haven’t made any resolutions, here’s a little something to help you out:

The Big Year checklist

The Big Year Movie Trailer…Second Try

(I think this is the WORST buffering for a video…EVER!  <heavy sigh>)

THE BIG YEAR trailer HD by myfilm-gr

It’s finally here.  How’s it feel?  Umm.  Mixed bag of pretty amazing emotions.  Thrilling?  Heck YEAH!  Scary?  Kinda.  I’m not sure what to expect.  It’s like surfing.  You see a wave coming.  You size it up and make a gamble.  But once you’re committed, you’re in it.  And it might be a lot bigger and scarier than you imagined.  Or it might be a fizzle.  At any rate, I’m incredibly lucky to be at this point in my life.  It’s a big wave with uncertain characteristics.  And I’m gonna ride this one and have fun. Continue reading