Support The OYBC!
Check out their
Annual BIG SIT Fundraiser!
10th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference
November 5, 2016
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 AUGUST QUIZ:
Identify each numbered species.
Often referred to as “Little Brown Birds,” sparrows can be a frustrating group of birds to identify. They’re often brown, gray, tinged with rust colors, streaked, and share similar facial markings. Desaturated and even streakier than their adult counterparts, hatching-year sparrows in juvenal plumage can cause headaches for birdwatchers and bird banders alike. When attempting to identify a young sparrow, take into consideration the shape of the beak and head, and look for markings such as eyerings, eyelines, and malar stripes as these tend to carry over between plumages.
[Hint: each of these species commonly breeds in Ohio.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[July 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!
June/July 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
Congratulations to Adriana Losey - Winner of the May/June 2016 Bird I.D. Quiz
Correct Answers submitted by: Nicholas Rosner and Adriana Losey
Canton Audubon Society
Association of Ohio
Kaufman Field Guides
Kirtland Bird Club
The Wilderness Center
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Time & Optics, Ltd
Preservation Parks of Delaware County