VENT's Camp Chiricahua
& Camp Cascades
The Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship,
sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), provides financial assistance for boys
and girls ages 14-18 to attend
one of VENT’s annual
summertime youth birding camps.
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 APRIL QUIZ:
Identify each of the numbered species.
Raptors can be a challenging group of birds to identify – especially as they soar hundreds of feet overhead. But lucky for us, this group of diurnal birds travels during the day, offering great looks at patterns and shapes. Learning what field marks to look for – wrists, patagials, tail bands, wingtips – and the overall shape certain species have in flight, will help to quickly discern which birds are cruising by. It’s not uncommon to see multiple species in one flight –and often times a surprise bird caught up in the mix – so knowing what to quickly look for will often be your most valuable tool.
[Hint: All birds can be seen in Ohio during spring migration – some more commonly than others.]
*Click on photo to enlarge image
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with
[April 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!
March 2016 BIRD I.D. QUIZ:
Congratulations to Evan Seurkamp - Winner of the March 2016 Bird I.D. Quiz
Correct Answers submitted by: Evan Seurkamp 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