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The Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides one full scholarship (tuition and travel) each year for an Ohio Young Birder to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp.
The scholarship will be awarded in February. More information can be found HERE.
Thank you for helping us
reach our BIG SIT/BIG DAY Fundraiser goal!
This year OYBC’s fundraising efforts, made by each chapter through conducting a Big Sit or Big Day, allowed us to donate $1,000 to the Lights Out Buckeyes - a conservation project of The Ornithology Club at Ohio State.
Click HERE for details
Helping to fledge the next generation of birders!
Zeiss 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 received 18 pairs of TERRA binoculars!!
MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
By OYBC member, Travis Kaye
Identify each numbered species.
Travis worked with each of these birds while volunteering at the Bird Center of Washtenaw County Rehabilitation Center in Michigan. Identify each baby bird species from the rehab center.
Picture 1: This swallow has a forked tail and is commonly found flying over fields. This bird is widely found throughout the United States.
Picture 2: This swallow has a squared off tail and a dark throat.
Picture 3: This bird is in the thrush family and is known for nesting in nest boxes.
Picture 4: This bird is found throughout all of Ohio and is known for having the song Cheer Cheer.
Picture 5: This bird is in the same family as the Rock Pigeon and its song is often mistaken for an owl.
Picture 6: This bird is one of the fastest flying birds in the world and is often found roosting in chimneys throughout migration.
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with [February 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!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
“Gems of the Chiricahuas”
1. Anna’s Hummingbird
2. Black-chinned Hummingbird
3. Broad-billed Hummingbird
4. Broad-tailed Hummingbird
5. Blue-throated Hummingbird
6. Violet-crowned Hummingbird
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