Learn more about Black Swamp Bird Observatory at www.bsbo.org
The Ohio EPA's Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) awarded Black Swamp Bird
Observatory full funding of $35,000 for our Ohio Young Birders Club expansion.
The OEEF grant fund will enable BSBO to achieve measurable objectives that support
the overall goal of expanding and enhancing the OYBC, building a brighter future
for bird conservation.
Thank you for supporting the OYBC! To date we have raised $905 through the annual Big Sit/Big Day Fundraiser. To make a donation online please CLICK HERE.
A new scholarship from Wildside Nature Tours will provide financial assistance for OYBC members to attend Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens on Hog Island. Heartfelt thanks to Kevin and his team at Wildside Nature Tours for supporting young birders with this incredible scholarship fund and opportunity. The first scholarship will be awarded in 2020.
Scholarship guidelines and an application form can be found HERE.
Helping to fledge the next generation of birders!
Donations collected by the team at Zeiss over the course of the Biggest Week in American Birding raised $1,200 to support the club! But the support didn’t stop there!
Zeiss also 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 receive 24 TERRA binoculars!! We will use a portion of the optics for service learning and giving back to our community that shows the OYBC such tremendous support.
13th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
Directions: Identify each of the numbered sparrows.
As the warblers begin to fade away in fall, many get the feeling that migration is over, and that we won’t be graced with the presence of migrant birds until spring. However, just as warblers and thrushes make their leave, hot on their heels are another group of migrants, just ones not as flashy. Many sparrow species depart northern latitudes for the winter, traveling south to regions that will have clear foraging areas and an abundance of seeds to sustain them during the cold season. While many may balk at the thought of identifying sparrows, they are a diversely patterned group with an array of earthly hues. And, given their commonality at feeders and rambunctious demeanor, they’re often easily viewed and entertaining to observe.
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with [November/December 2019 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
a Kaufman Field Guide, a mystery field guide chosen by BSBO staff,
or a Black Swamp Bird Observatory cap!
PLUS assorted birder swag from our amazing sponsors!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
“Scenes from the Chiricahuas”
1. Curve-billed Thrasher
2. Bronzed Cowbird
3. House Finch
4. Thick-billed Kingbird
5. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
American Birding Association
Canton Audubon Society
C&K Hemlock Lake Farm
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Erbco Custom Covers
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum
Hunt's Photo & Video
Kaufman Field Guides
Ohio Biological Survey
Ohio Bluebird Society
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Sabrewing Nature Tours
The Wilderness Center
Time & Optics, Ltd
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Wildside Nature Tours
Zeiss Sports Optics
OYBC Facebook Page