April Photo Quiz "Which Wren?"
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2017 Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Oscar Wilhelmy! Oscar is the 2017 recipient of the Theodore “Ted” A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship. This annual 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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2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Ohio Young Birders Club scholarships help young people who are interested in birds to attend summer camps, workshops, classes, training programs, conventions, and other bird-related activities. Funds for these scholarships come from our partners, private donations, and proceeds from special fundraising events.
Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Oscar— Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp
John F. Gallagher Memorial Scholarships
Adriana—Coastal Maine Bird Studies, Hog Island
Presley—Camp Chiricahua, Arizona
Thomas Coltman Memorial Scholarships
Julia—Science of Wizardry Camp at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
Helen— Science of Wizardry Camp at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
A heartfelt “Thank You” to all who make these scholarships possible!
If you are interested in supporting the OYBC scholarship program, please visit the OYBC Donate page by clicking here.
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MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
Ready to test your Bird ID skills?
Challenge yourself and enhance your ID skills with the OYBC Bird ID Quiz! Correct submissions are eligible to win birder swag!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
2017 APRIL QUIZ:
Identify each of the numbered species and match it to the correct lettered silhouette.
Small and inconspicuous, these busy brown birds never seem to slow down or offer great looks. Being familiar with the sounds of these vociferous singers and knowing each wren’s habitat choice can be the best ways to identify (and locate) these birds as they work their way through the vegetation in search of insects. However, when these little busy-bodies do offer a moment’s glance, pay close attention to any colors and the bird’s shape. Is there a light supercilium? Are there any streaks? What’s the shape of the bill? How long is the tail? Get a feel for the shape of each wren and its proportions. With these clues in mind, these “skulkers of the shadows” should be no problem to identify.
[Hint: All of these wrens commonly occur in Ohio]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers you can use the Google Quiz Form, send an email to email@example.com with [March 2017 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!
March 2017 Bird ID Quiz
Canton Audubon Society
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Kaufman Field Guides
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
The Wilderness Center
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Time & Optics, Ltd
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery