Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship
New Deadline: January 15, 2018
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 JANUARY / FEBRUARY QUIZ:
"WONDERFUL WINGED WATERFOWL"
Identify which species each wing belongs to.
As a group, waterfowl exhibit some of the most diversity in plumage and bill shape. From bold, contrasting colors, to bright iridescence and intricate vermiculations, most species standout as quite unique from one another. But even without a look at the body color or bill, most waterfowl can simply be identified by their wings. Each species has unique patterning to the secondaries and speculum, and amongst the flight and covert feathers. Many of the colors and iridescent hues of the wings can often be concealed. However, a moment’s glance at an open wing or bird in flight can be enough to confirm an identification.
[Hint: All of these wings belong to males.]
*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 [January/February 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!
Lewis M. from the Holmes County Chapter
is the December Quiz Winner!
December 2017 Bird ID Quiz
“A Gaggle of Geese”
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Aullwood Audubon Center
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Canton Audubon Society
Kaufman Field Guides
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
The Wilderness Center
Time & Optics, Ltd
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery