OYBC PHOTO SLIDE SHOW
2013 OYBC Conference
2013 OYBC Conference
Part of the crowd at the 7th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference at the Toledo Zoo.
OYBC Conference
OYBC Conference
The 7th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference presenters, Kaufman Bird I.D. Assistants, and the Master of Ceremony. Everyone did a phenomenal job! Left to Right: Kayla, Stephen, Aspen, May, Nathan, Delaney, Sarah, and Jacob.
6th Annual OYBC Conference
6th Annual OYBC Conference
6th Annual OYBC Conference at Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm in November 2012. Photo by Tim Daniel.
2007 OYBC Conference
2007 OYBC Conference
Field Trip to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Dawes Arboretum
Dawes Arboretum
A young OYBC member watches several Turkey Vultures as they stay warm in the sun on a crisp April afternoon at Dawes Arboretum.
2007 OYBC Field Trip
2007 OYBC Field Trip
Visiting a Barn Owl location in Millersburg, Ohio
Dawes Arb in April
Dawes Arb in April
OYBC Central Chapter takes a field trip to Dawes Arboretum in April (2013).
Magee Marsh on IMBD 2012
Magee Marsh on IMBD 2012
OYBC members take a birding walk with Greg Miller (The Big Year) at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area during Biggest Week In American Birding (May 2012). Photo by Gerry Brevoort.
OYBC Conference
OYBC Conference
Ever hatch out of a giant egg? Lily and Delaney got a chance to experience it at the 7th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference at the Toledo Zoo!
2008 Field Trip
2008 Field Trip
OYBC Field Trip to Kelleys Island hosted by the Kelleys Island Audubon Club
2008 Field Trip
2008 Field Trip
OYBC Field Trip to Kelleys Island hosted by the Kelleys Island Audubon Club
Birding by Kayak 2011
Birding by Kayak 2011
OYBC Birding by Kayak June 2011.
2007 OYBC Conference
2007 OYBC Conference
BSBO's Executive Director, Kimberly Kaufman, and the 2007 conference agenda.
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
THe first ever field trip of the Ohio Young Birders Club! The trip to Oak Openings Preserve was led by Rick Nirschl of the Toledo Naturalists' Association.
Magee Marsh 2012
Magee Marsh 2012
The OYBC group at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area during Biggest Week In American Birding (May 2012).
OYBC Conference
OYBC Conference
Student presenters along with BSBO Education Director Kate Zimmerman, Executive Director Kimberly Kaufman, and Board member and Bird Photo ID Host Kenn Kaufman at the 2013 OYBC Conference.
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
Barn Owl field trip to Millersburg, Ohio sponsored by Time & Optics.
2008 Field Trip
2008 Field Trip
OYBC Field Trip to Kelleys Island hosted by the Kelleys Island Audubon Club
The Checklist
The Checklist
Aaron diligently updates his checklist while birding on the Magee Marsh boardwalk in May 2011.
2010 Service Project
2010 Service Project
Fremont Christmas Bird Count
2013 Service Project
2013 Service Project
Several of the OYBC members successfully install nest boxes at Dawes Arboretum as one of their many service projects.
American Woodcock
American Woodcock
American Woodcock seen at Biggest Week in American Birding 2013 on International Migratory Bird Day. Photo by OYBC member Elijah Martineau.
2006 Initial Meeting
2006 Initial Meeting
The first meeting on May 21, 2006 of what would become the Ohio Young Birders Club. These 6 young birders came up with the name, overall plan, & the idea to have an annual conference with student presenters.
2009 Conference
2009 Conference
Annual OYBC Conference keynote speaker, Malcolm Boothroyd from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada presenting "A Bicycle Bird Year and Bird Conservation"
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
Field Trip to North Bass Island hosted by the Ohio Ornithological Society
Central Chapter Field Trip 2011
Central Chapter Field Trip 2011
It is not always about the birds...Clare finds a crayfish!
Water Snakes
Water Snakes
An OYBC field trip to Kelleys Island yielded lots of Lake Erie Watersnakes!
Raptor Mania!
Raptor Mania!
A quick group photo by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory Bird Bus during our day of Raptor Mania at Killdeer Plains in February.
Gull Frenzy
Gull Frenzy
Lake Erie Pelagic field trip in November can get a little Gull crazy!
Birding by Kayak 2013
Birding by Kayak 2013
Nick paddler extraordinare!
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
Barn Owl field trip to Millersburg, Ohio sponsored by Time & Optics.
Cedar Bog
Cedar Bog
One of the smallest known dragonflies is the Elfin Skimmer (Female seen here in July 2012) at Cedar Bog (Champaine County). Photo by Michael Zook.
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
Barn Owl field trip to Millersburg, Ohio sponsored by Time & Optics.
2007 Conference
2007 Conference
OYBC Annual Conference presenter, Auriel Fournier (Van Der Laar), sharing her rail project with us.
2006 Service Project
2006 Service Project
Clean up service project at Ceder Point National Wildlife Refuge
Shorebirds
Shorebirds
OYBC field trip in August to look for shorebirds.
Cedar Bog
Cedar Bog
One of the smallest known dragonflies is the Elfin Skimmer (Male seen here in July 2012) at Cedar Bog (Champaine County). Photo by Michael Zook.
6th OYBC Conference
6th OYBC Conference
6th Annual OYBC Conference Presenters at Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm in 2012. Photo by Kimberly Kaufman.
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
Lake Erie Metroparks for hawk migration
2006 Field Trip
2006 Field Trip
Barn Owl field trip to Millersburg, Ohio sponsored by Time & Optics.
2007 Service Project
2007 Service Project
Bioblitz at Crown Point Farm and Education Center, Penuinsula, Ohio hosted by the Kirtland Bird Club
2008 Field Trip
2008 Field Trip
Visit to the Center for Biological Diversity in Columbus Ohio. Seen here are specimens of extinct species.
2012 Service Project
2012 Service Project
Another successful service project, building bird feeders for Berwick Alternative School, by the OYBC Central Chapter.
Service Project 2013
Service Project 2013
After a fun morning of birding by kayak, the OYBC members check on the Tree Swallow nestboxes. Many of the young Tree Swallows were ready to be banded.
2007 Service Project
2007 Service Project
OBBA surveying in Southern Ohio
Birding by Kayak
Birding by Kayak
Sarah and Nick in a kayak duel while birding by kayak!
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SW Chapter
Field Trip to 
East Fork
State Park 
Saturday,
March 8th 2014
9 AM – 12 Noon

Join us as we look for migrating waterfowl and perhaps some early passerine migrants! 


Central Chapter Conservation Workday at
Glacier Ridge Metro Park


Saturday,
March 15th 2014

9 AM - 4 PM

We will be doing some maintenance on the Tree Swallow boxes we installed several years ago, building Bluebird boxes, and learn about salamanders!




NE Chapter
Field Trip to Mosquito Creek & Grand River Wildlife Areas

Saturday,
March 15th 2014 
9 AM - 4 PM 
Just north of Warren, OH

Join us as we look for migrating waterfowl, resident and wintering songbirds, and perhaps some early migrant species!

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MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ

INTRODUCING THE MONTHLY
 OYBC BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ!

Each month we'll share a bird photo and offer some
informational clues about the bird and its habitat. If you're up
to the challenge, follow the instructions below and you could be
eligible to win a pretty cool prize from Kaufman Field Guides! 

* Must be a current OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize


2014 APRIL QUIZ:
 
BUSY LITTLE BROWN BIRDS!

Can you identify species A and species B in this picture?
Both are from the same family of birds but one of these
species prefers marshes and the other species prefers deep forests. 
One of the best descriptions of this family of birds
comes from Kenn Kaufman’s book,
Lives of North American Birds
In it Kenn Kaufman describes these birds as “…busy little brown birds, creeping about in thickets or peering out furtively from
brush piles, these birds always appear to be up to something…”

[Hint: both species can be seen in Ohio]

GOOD LUCK!   


 
    Send your answer to info@ohioyoungbirders.org
     with [April Bird Quiz] in the subject line.


The winning entries will be put into a drawing
for a FREE copy of Kenn Kaufman's
Field Guide to Advanced Birding! 



PREVIOUS BIRD I.D. QUIZ:

Correct answers were submitted by Kaylee McCaskey,
Tyler Ficker, Stephen Bischoff, Nicholas Rosner, Josh King,
Jaden King, Matt Kappler, and Matthias Benko.

CONGRATULATIONS!


The correct answers for the March 2014 Bird I.D. Quiz were:

1) Blue-winged Teal

2) Hooded Merganser

3) Northern Pintail

4) Canvasback

5) Gadwall


 

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