SAVE THE DATE!
12th Annual OYBC Conference
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus, OH
For more information, visit the conference page HERE.
Helping to fledge the next generation of birders!
Zeiss made a pledge that for each VICTORY SF Binocular that was purchased through Time & Optics Ltd. during the month of May, ZEISS Birding would donate a TERRA ED 8x32 to the Ohio Young Birders Club. Thanks to this very special promotion, the OYBC will be receiving 16 pairs of TERRA binoculars!
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, VENT scholarship recipient Helena Souffrant, Helen'as mom Helen Rhynard, and OYBC NE Ohio Chapter Advisor/Cleveland Metroparks employee Bev Walborn. (Photo by Rose Vardell)
MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
Identify each numbered species.
It’s amazing how quickly summer seems to pass for birds, and they begin their summer molts and are back into migration mode. The mid-to-late summer time period is pretty important for birds as they begin molting in new feathers to sustain them for another year. For adult birds (birds born before this year) this means undergoing a pre-basic molt in which all feathers are replaced (producing the basic plumage). Hatching-year birds (birds born this year) will grow juvenal feathers in the nest, and then replace their body feathers toward the end of summer during the pre-formative molt (producing the formative plumage which looks similar to that of an adult in most cases). During this transitional period, birds can look rough, and be tough to identify. But it’s a very interesting, short-lived time to observe them and take note of their development.
[Hint: each of these warbler species was banded by BSBO during the summer in NW Ohio.]
*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 [August 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!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
July Quiz Winner: Oscar W.
1. Solitary Sandpiper
2. Greater Yellowlegs
3. Red-necked Phalarope
4. White-rumped Sandpiper
5. Baird’s Sandpiper
7. Marbled Godwit
Bonus Bird: Wilson’s Phalarope
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.
Hunt's Photo & Video
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)
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