Costa Rica Hog Island Teen Camp - Selva Verde
December 26 - 31, 2016
Birding the tropics with
the Hog Island team!
The Hog Island team has
arranged a special adventure for avid teen birders to learn about and experience one of the most notable tropical homes of Hog Island birds. This special 5-day
visit to the lowland rainforest habitat of Costa Rica is for
teens within the ages 15-17.
Ethan is the 2016
recipient of the
Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship.
This annual scholarship provided by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) provides the opportunity
for an OYBC student to attend one of VENT’s youth birding camps.
We are very grateful to VENT for providing this wonderful opportunity to our Ohio Young Birders.
Learn more about this scholarship and others for OYBC student members HERE.
Looking for a youth birding camp
to attend this summer?
Check out our list of summertime youth birding camp opportunities.
Please check the
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
page for field trip details
MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
Each month we'll share a bird photo and offer some informational clues about the bird and its habitat. If you're up to the challenge, follow the instructions below and you could be eligible to win a pretty cool prize from Kaufman Field Guides and Black Swamp Bird Observatory!
*Must be a current OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize.
2016 JULY QUIZ:
Identify which species of bird built each nest.
It’s that time of year when birds have (hopefully) found a mate and have
settled down to raise a brood. The migratory journeys, the flashy colors, and the beautiful songs have all been leading to this moment. Besides these wonderful characteristics and the amazing feats birds make, perhaps their greatest skill of all (and maybe the most important) is their nest building ability. Imagine building a nest with only your mouth and feet. It seems impossible, but birds do it effortlessly. Whether it’s intricate weavings of grass, a depression in gravel, or a few sticks thrown together, every bird builds or uses a nest. Use clues such as material, habitat, and eggs, to identify which species built each nest.
[Hint: each of these species breeds in Ohio.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[July 2016 Quiz] in the subject line.
At the end of the month, the winning entries
will be put into a drawing to win a copy of
Kenn Kaufman's Field Guide to Advanced Birding,
Kenn Kaufman's Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest,
or a Black Swamp Bird Observatory Winter Beanie!
June/July 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
Congratulations to Adriana Losey - Winner of the May/June 2016 Bird I.D. Quiz
Correct Answers submitted by: Nicholas Rosner and Adriana Losey
Canton Audubon Society
Association of Ohio
Kaufman Field Guides
Kirtland Bird Club
The Wilderness Center
Global Conservation Connections
Hochstetler Milling, Ltd.
Erbco Custom Cover
Time & Optics, Ltd
Midwest Native Plant Society
Preservation Parks of Delaware County