December means it's time
for winter bird counts!
Help identify and count birds
in your area on an official
Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
Find more information about Audubon Christmas Bird Counts at www.audubon.org.
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.
2015 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER QUIZ:
"Confusing Fall Warblers"
Do you have what it takes to identify confusing fall warblers?
Donning mostly yellow to green plumage, migrating fall warblers often
confound even the most seasoned birders and confuse just about everyone looking through binoculars. Compared to their alternate plumage in spring,
most warblers’ basic plumage in fall is very nondescript, with characteristics
often shared by other warblers. But, there is always some field mark to look
for or clues that add up to aid in identification and discern one species from another. Identify each species and you’ll be on your way to being a
fall warbler master!
[Hint: each bird can be found in Ohio during migration (and some are
summer breeders) and, not all fall plumages look that different than spring.]
Send your answer to email@example.com with
[October/November 2015 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!
September 2015 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
“Beauty in the EYE of the beholder”
Congratulations to Adriana Losey - Winner for the September 2015 Bird I.D. Quiz
Correct Answers submitted by: Adriana Losey, Anna Rose, and Josh King
1) Black-billed Cuckoo
2) Eastern Towhee
3) Mourning Dove
4) Double-crested Cormorant
5) Northern Mockingbird
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