The 2012 awards were announced on August 27, 2012.

Kushlan Awards

Winner
Rogers K. Makau
Waterbird diversity, abundance and threats in Mwea Rice Irrigation Scheme
Award: $6935

Runner-Up
Rado Andriamasimanana
Analysis of population trends of the Ciconiiformes of Madagascar
Award: $2065

Nisbet Awards

Winner
Kyle Elliot
Senescence in seabirds: a sleepy secret?
Award: $1000

Runner-Up
Dr. Kurt Burnham
Northwest Greenland Arctic Tern Survey
Award: $1000