WINTERING OWLS & HAWKS
OYBC STATEWIDE FIELD TRIP
DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2017
TIME: 1 PM - Dusk
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area
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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
2017 JANUARY/FEBRUARY QUIZ:
"Seeing the Song"
Identify each of the numbered birds and match them to the lettered spectrogram representing their song.
Spectrograms are computer-generated images of a bird’s song. With frequency (pitch) shown vertically and time shown horizontally (starting from the left), each solid mark on the graph represents a note or phrase in a song and its duration. When looking at the spectrograms in this quiz, try humming or whistling each note. Notes high on the graph are higher in pitch, notes low on the graph are lower in pitch. Drawn-out notes are sung longer, notes that are short and close together are sung quicker.
Using the EXAMPLE of the White-throated Sparrow’s Oh-sweet-Canada-Canada song, you can see on the spectrogram that there are 4 distinct notes to the song, that the pitch falls between each note, that there isn’t much rising or falling in pitch on each note (meaning a clear, steady whistle), and that the notes are relatively long.
Spectrograms may be confusing at first glance, but they are a great way to see what’s actually happening when a bird sings. Using spectrograms not only helps you learn the parts of a bird’s song, but can also better your appreciation for the complexity and dynamics of the avian vocal range.
[Hint: The spectrograms used are the most common song/call of the birds pictured.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[January/February 2017 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!
PLUS assorted birder swag!
November/December 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
Canton Audubon Society
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Kaufman Field Guides
Kirtland Bird Club
The Wilderness Center
Global Conservation Connections
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Erbco Custom Cover
Time & Optics, Ltd
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery