Time to Renew!
With the new year in full swing, don't forget to renew your OYBC membership (or join!) by clicking here. And if your membership is current, be sure to participate in this month's Photo ID Quiz for a chance at a great prize!
OYBC Members can apply for scholarships to attend summer camps, workshops, classes, training programs,conventions, and other bird-related activities!
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OYBC Awards Scholarships
During the 10th Annual Ohio Young Birders Club Conference, raffle drawings raised money for the OYBC John F. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund. A heartfelt thanks to Leica for their generous donation of a pair of Trinovid HD binoculars to raffle off! Scholarships enable OYBC members to attend summer camps, workshops, conventions, and other bird-related activities. Each year our members take part in renowned young birder camps thanks to the financial support these scholarships provide.
The Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides a full scholarship to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp. VENT youth camps present a rare opportunity for young naturalists to be in the field with their peers and with expert leaders. Funds for the scholarship are provided by an anonymous donor. The recipient of the 2017 Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship will be announced on April 1, 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!
Special THANKS to the ABA for donating this month's prizes!!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
2017 MARCH QUIZ:
Identify each of the numbered species.
Generally, adult hawks aren’t too difficult to identify. Wing pattern, color, and shape usually make adults distinct from other species of hawk. Young hawks on the other hand, can pose a challenge. Brown, streaky, and with indistinct facial patterns, young hawks can appear very similar to each other. Body shape is often the best way to begin the id process. But also look at tail length, tail pattern, wing pattern, and breast streaking (or lack of) to help identify these young birds.
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers you can use the Google Quiz Form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
PLUS assorted birder swag!
January 2017 Bird ID Quiz
“Seeing the Song”
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