December means it's time
for winter bird counts!
Help identify and count birds
in your area on an official
Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
Find more information about Audubon Christmas Bird Counts at www.audubon.org.
Please check the
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
page for field trip details
MONTHLY 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 and Black Swamp Bird Observatory!
*Must be a current OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize.
2016 FEBRUARY QUIZ:
"Tails from the Field"
Can you identify each numbered species and which lettered tail belongs to it?
Cryptically camouflaged in the bare fields they inhabit, these “field” birds are often glanced over or only ever heard. Even in flocks of hundreds of birds, they are often invisible until they take flight from the tilled soil or corn stubble. But as important as it is to know what these birds look and sound like, perhaps one of the best ways to identify these species as they zip past or overhead is by learning their tail pattern. With mostly brown backs and wings, a flash of the tail can reveal exactly which species you’re looking at before it disappears into the muddled landscape.
[Hint: we recommend checking multiple field guides to look at tail patterns]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[January 2016 Quiz] in the subject line.
At the end of the month, the winning entries
will be put into a drawing to win a copy of
Kenn Kaufman's Field Guide to Advanced Birding,
Kenn Kaufman's Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest,
or a Black Swamp Bird Observatory Winter Beanie!
January 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
“On the Fly”
Congratulations to Adriana Losey - Winner of the January 2016 Bird I.D. Quiz
Correct Answers submitted by: Adriana Losey
Canton Audubon Society
Association of Ohio
Kaufman Field Guides
Kirtland Bird Club
The Wilderness Center
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Midwest Native Plant Society
Preservation Parks of Delaware County