10th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference
Highlights & Photos
Costa Rica Hog Island Teen Camp - Selva Verde
December 26 - 31, 2016
Birding the tropics with
the Hog Island team!
The Hog Island team has
arranged a special adventure for avid teen birders to learn about and experience one of the most notable tropical homes of Hog Island birds. This special 5-day
visit to the lowland rainforest habitat of Costa Rica is for
teens within the ages 15-17.
Looking for a youth birding camp
to attend this summer?
Check out our list of summertime youth birding camp opportunities.
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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER QUIZ:
Identify each of the numbered “seabirds.”
While infrequent, birds of the open sea do wander to Ohio from their oceanic wintering grounds from time to time, and can show up on any body of water in the state during migration. As much as we ALL would love to see an adult male Harlequin Duck or King Eider swimming around a local lake or reservoir, in Ohio we’re more likely to find females and young males en route to the coast. Keep these birds in mind while looking through scaup, mergansers, and cormorants…you never know when and where seabirds will show up!
[Hint: Because they’re typically brown or gray, it’s important to note where there is white on these birds.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[November/December 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!
October 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
Canton Audubon Society
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Kaufman Field Guides
Kirtland Bird Club
The Wilderness Center
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Time & Optics, Ltd
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery