Help fledge the next generation of birders!
The employees at Carl Zeiss and their brand ambassadors are advocates for young birders and programs that support them. In partnership with Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Time & Optics Ltd., your purchase will ensure a young birder in Ohio will be able to enjoy the wonderful experience of birding and nature through a ZEISS TERRA ED binocular. Learn more at zeiss.com/sports-optics and follow Zeiss’ adventures on Facebook at
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, scholarship recipient Helena Souffrant, Helen'as mom Helen Rhynard, and OYBC NE Ohio Chapter Advisor/Cleveland Metroparks employee Bev Walborn. (Photo by Rose Vardell)
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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 JULY QUIZ:
Identify each numbered species.
Summer may have just started, but soon enough we will start to see shorebirds rolling through Ohio again as fall migration begins. A beautiful group of birds with intricate patterning and stunning tones, shorebirds aren’t always the easiest to identify, especially while they’re still undergoing molt. While size can be a great clue as to the id of a shorebird, without a Killdeer nearby size can be difficult to gauge. Therefore, you must watch the behavior of each bird and look at things such as bill shape and length, leg color, facial patterns and colors, patterns on the back feathers, and markings along the breast and belly to help identify this group of birds.
[Hint: each of these species can occur in Ohio and aren’t necessarily birds photographed in fall.]
*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 [July 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!
May/June Quiz Winner: Tim Weaver
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)