Learn more about Black Swamp Bird Observatory at www.bsbo.org
The 2019 Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship recipient is OYBC Southwest Chapter member Josh King.
The Theodore "Ted" A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides one full scholarship (tuition and travel) each year for an Ohio Young Birder to attend Camp Chiricahua, VENT’s flagship summertime youth birding camp.
Additional scholarship information can be found HERE.
Thank you for helping us
reach our BIG SIT/BIG DAY Fundraiser goal!
This year OYBC’s fundraising efforts, made by each chapter through conducting a Big Sit or Big Day, allowed us to donate $1,000 to the Lights Out Buckeyes - a conservation project of The Ornithology Club at Ohio State.
Click HERE for details
Helping to fledge the next generation of birders!
Zeiss made a pledge that for each VICTORY SF Binocular that was purchased through Time & Optics Ltd. during the month of May, ZEISS Birding would donate a TERRA ED 8x32 to the Ohio Young Birders Club. Thanks to this very special promotion, the OYBC received 18 pairs of TERRA binoculars!!
MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
Identify each numbered warbler wing.
Spring is here and we are on the edge of our seats, desperately waiting for the warblers to arrive. While every bird is unique and beautiful in its own way, warblers are undeniably at the top of most people’s list of favorites. But as many know, depending on the timing of arrival and leaf-out, these little gems can be extremely difficult to see whole. As leaves begin to fill out, we often see warbler “pieces”; a tail there, a wing here, a face peeking out over there. But even when we don’t get to see the bird in its entirety, there are often distinguishing factors that can lead to a correct identification. Here we present eight warbler wings that are fairly unique to each species.
To make this a little more challenging (after you’ve identified the species) try aging and sexing each bird.
[Hint: each of these birds was photographed in spring at Black Swamp Bird Observatory’s Navarre Banding Station.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers you can use the Google quiz form by clicking here,send an email to email@example.com with [May 2019 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
a Kaufman Field Guide, a mystery field guide chosen by BSBO staff,
or a Black Swamp Bird Observatory cap!
PLUS assorted birder swag from our amazing sponsors!
* Must be an OYBC member to be eligible to win a prize
February/ March 2019
1. Barn Swallow
2. Cliff Swallow
3. Eastern Bluebird
4. Northern Cardinal
5. Mourning Dove
6. Chimney Swift
American Birding Association
Canton Audubon Society
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Erbco Custom Covers
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum
Hunt's Photo & Video
Kaufman Field Guides
Ohio Biological Survey
Ohio Bluebird Society
Ohio Division of Wildlife
The Wilderness Center
Time & Optics, Ltd
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Wildside Nature Tours
Zeiss Sports Optics
OYBC Facebook Page