Saturday, November 4, 2017
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 NOVEMBER QUIZ:
"HOO Can It Be Now?"
Do you have what it takes to identify these owls from just a silhouette?
Of the 19 species of owl typically found throughout the US and Canada, 12 have been recorded in Ohio. Eight of those species can regularly be found in the state, and four breed annually. These mostly nocturnal raptors are easily told apart from other birds by their upright stance and from other birds of prey by their rounder heads with forward facing eyes and “fluffier” appearance. While their coloring often conceals them amongst vegetation, owls can often be found during the day by searching for their regurgitated pellets under trees and dense thickets, looking for whitewash on tree trunks and limbs, or by listening for smaller birds mobbing a roosting individual. While color, patterning, size, and habitat will often lead to an easy identification, we’re challenging you to identify these masters of camouflage based purely on shape and proportion.
[Hint: the birds are not necessarily to scale.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers please use the Google Form by clicking HERE, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with [November 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!
Daniel S. from the Holmes County Chapter is the October Quiz Winner!
October 2017 Bird ID Quiz
“Confusing Fall Warblers”
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