The 130 entries for the 1976 competition were judged by M. D. England, Eric Hosking, I.J. Ferguson-Lees and Dr J. T. R. Sharrock. The winning photograph, which was the first choice of three of the four judges, and the runners-up were as follows:

1. Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos (M. G. Wilkes, Worcester)

2. Water Rail Rallus aquaticus (Barry Walker, Buckinghamshire)

3. Rock Dove Columb

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