Support The OYBC!
Check out their
Annual BIG SIT Fundraiser!
10th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference
November 5, 2016
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.
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
Click HERE for more details and to register!
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 SEPTEMBER QUIZ:
Identify each numbered species.
Possibly the most frustrating group of birds for birders to identify, shorebirds often look very similar, can only be viewed from a distance, and are very flighty. But as frustrating as they may be to identify, good looks at a shorebird will reveal a beautiful group of birds with intricate patterning and stunning tones. Without a Killdeer in proximity it can be extremely difficult to gauge the size of most shorebirds. Therefore, you must watch the behavior of each bird and look at things such as bill shape and length, leg color, facial patterns and colors, patterns on the back feathers, and markings along the breast and belly to help identify this group of birds.
[Hint: each of these species can occur during fall migration in Ohio.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[September 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!
August 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
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
Preservation Parks of Delaware County