Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship Recipient Announced
The Theodore “Ted” A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides the opportunity for an OYBC member to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp. We are very grateful to VENT for providing this wonderful opportunity for our Ohio Young Birders!
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MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
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Challenge yourself and enhance your ID skills with the OYBC Bird ID Quiz! Correct submissions are eligible to win birder swag!
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2018 MARCH QUIZ:
"THE BIRDS OF CAMP CHIRICAHUA"
The Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides one full scholarship a year for an OYBC member to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp. In honor of this prestigious scholarship and to share a few of the birds endemic to this special region, Oscar Wilhelmy (the 2017 Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship recipient) created a 2 part Photo ID Quiz. Enjoy!
Identify each species.
Bird #1: From this bird's size and shape we can tell that it is a flycatcher. Many flycatchers are very similar, but if we take a closer look this bird has a very unique bill. It is decurved with a pinkish-orange base. Look closely at the area around the base of the bill - is this bird missing something most flycatchers have? Here's another hint, the adaptation this bird lacks helps other flycatchers funnel their prey towards their mouths. This species is actually named after its missing feature!
Bird #2: Here in Ohio, we only have one species of kingbird. In Southeast Arizona there are four! They are the Western, Cassin's, Thick-Billed, and Tropical Kingbirds. Keep in mind the dark head, very light yellow belly, and bill size when identifying this adult and juvenile.
Bird #3: This magnificent species is one of the most highly sought after Southeast Arizona specialties. Most sessions of Camp Chiricahua get breath-taking views of this unique specialty. Last year, the camp was lucky enough to encounter this bird in Cave Creek Canyon, where it put on an amazing show.
*Click on photo to enlarge image
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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!
January/February 2018 Bird ID Quiz
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Aullwood Audubon Center
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Canton Audubon Society
Kaufman Field Guides
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
The Wilderness Center
Time & Optics, Ltd
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery