Help fledge the next generation of birders!
Purchase a Victory SF Binocular during The Biggest Week In American Birding and ZEISS Birding will donate a TERRA ED 8x32 to the Ohio Young Birders Club. The employees at Carl Zeiss and their brand ambassadors are advocates for young birders and programs that support them. In partnership with Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Time & Optics Ltd., your purchase will ensure a young birder in Ohio will be able to enjoy the wonderful experience of birding and nature through a ZEISS TERRA ED binocular. Learn more at zeiss.com/sports-optics and follow Zeiss’ adventures on Facebook at
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship
Helena S. • VENT’s Camp Chiricahua
John F. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Oscar W. • ABA’s Camp Colorado
Hannah T. • Audubon’s Coastal Maine Bird Studies
Hallie Mason Memorial Scholarship for Young Birders
Adriana L. • ABA’s Camp Colorado
Thomas Coltman Memorial Scholarship
Marianna T. • Audubon’s Family Camp on Hog Island
Mitchell S. • Audubon’s Coastal Maine Bird Studies
Left to right: BSBO Education Director Laura Guerard, scholarship recipient Helena Souffrant, Helen'as mom Helen Rhynard, and OYBC NE Ohio Chapter Advisor/Cleveland Metroparks employee Bev Walborn. (Photo by Rose Vardell)
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MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
Ready to test your Bird ID skills?
Challenge yourself and enhance your ID skills with the OYBC Bird ID Quiz! Correct submissions are eligible to win birder swag!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
2018 MAY/JUNE QUIZ:
By OYBC member Oscar W.
Identify each species.
During Spring Migration birders are excited to see warblers, flycatchers, and shorebirds, but sparrows get far less attention. Not all sparrows migrate, but some do. This month’s photo quiz focuses on sparrows that return to Ohio in the spring.
Hint: Sparrow #4 can only be found at a few locations in the state of Ohio.
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers please use the Google Form by clicking HERE, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with [May 2018 Quiz] in the subject line or, mail in your answer to OYBC Photo Quiz,
13551 W. St. Rt. 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449.
Winning entries will be put into a drawing to win a copy of
The Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding,
The Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest,
or a Black Swamp Bird Observatory Winter Beanie!
PLUS assorted birder swag from our amazing sponsors!
March Quiz Winners: Presley Riggs & Tim Weaver
1. Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
2. Thick-billed Kingbird
3. Elegant Trogon
April Quiz Winner: Daniel Stutzman
1. Tufted Flycatcher
2. Western Screech-Owl
3. Violet-crowned Hummingbird
American Birding Association
Aullwood Audubon Center
Canton Audubon Society
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Erbco Custom Cover
Global Conservation Connections
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Kaufman Field Guides
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Ohio Bluebird Society
The Wilderness Center
Time & Optics, Ltd
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)