Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship Recipient Announced
The Theodore “Ted” A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides the opportunity for an OYBC member to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp. We are very grateful to VENT for providing this wonderful opportunity for our Ohio Young Birders!
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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 APRIL QUIZ:
"THE BIRDS OF CAMP CHIRICAHUA, PART II"
The Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides one full scholarship a year for an OYBC member to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp. In honor of this prestigious scholarship and to share a few of the birds endemic to this special region, Oscar Wilhelmy (the 2017 Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship recipient) created a 2 part Photo ID Quiz
for March and April.
Identify each species.
Bird #4: This distinct species is a rare vagrant to the U.S., with only a handful of records. Camp Chiricahua usually gets to see a few mega-rarities from Mexico and Central America. We can tell that this bird is a flycatcher from its posture and shape. Also look at the color and head shape to identify this bird.
Bird #5: Most owls are very distinct and easy to identify, but this one can be tricky. This is obviously a screech owl, but which species? There are two types of screech owls in Arizona, the western and the whiskered. Notice how the vertical streaks are prominent but the horizontal streaks are faint on this bird. The pale tip of the bill may also be a useful feature to keep in mind.
Bird #6: No less than 10 species of hummingbird can be regularly found in Arizona, but this species vibrant crown sets it apart from the others. It is one of Arizona's larger hummers, but it isn't as big as the Blue-throated or Rivoli's Hummingbird.
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers please use the Google Form by clicking HERE, send an email to email@example.com with [April 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 2018 "Part 1" Bird ID Quiz Answers will be posted at the end of April.
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)