2019 OYBC EVENTS, FIELD TRIPS & ACTIVITIES
*OYBC field trips listed on the events calendar are open to all OYBC student members unless a specific chapter is designated.
BSBO LAKE ERIE PELAGIC
DATE: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
REGISTER HERE: http://www.bsbo.org/lake-erie-pelagics.html
WINTER WATERFOWL WITH ERIE METROPARKS
NW & NE CHAPTERS
DATE: Jan 11, 2020
TIME: 9:00 am – 11:30 am at
LOCATION: Wyandot MetroPark
We will meet Erie Metroparks’ Naturalist Mike Hensley to search for winter waterfowl by exploring the park and bird observation tower. Spotting scopes are welcome, please dress for the weather and bring water, snacks, and your binoculars!
WINTERING OWLS & HAWKS
BSBO & OYBC STATEWIDE FIELD TRIP*
DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019
TIME: 1:00 PM - DUSK
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area (KPWA)
KPWA is well known for wintering raptors and this will be our focus. But of course, we'll also look for any other birds that cross our path.
For questions or to reserve your spot email email@example.com or call 419-898-4070. When you register, please indicate that you are an OYBC member.
LOCATION: Meet at KPWA Headquarters
19100 County Highway 115
Harpster, OH 43323
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BRIAN ZWIEBEL
DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2019
TIME: 7:30 -11:30 AM
Photography session with Brian Zwiebel of Sabrewing Tours. We will focus on duck photography at Castalia Pond.
RSVP: Jamie Cunnigham,
OHIO BLUEBIRD SOCIETY CONFERENCE
DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2019
TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
For more information please visit: https://ohiobluebirdsociety.org/conference/
This is not an OYBC field trip but families can register to attend.Speakers include OYBC members Anna Rose and Katelyn Shelton.
TOLEDO ZOO - BEHIND THE SCENES
DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2019
TIME: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM*
*Please bring a lunch and plan to explore the zoo afterwards.
DETAILS: Meet at 8:00 am at the main Anthony Wayne Trail entrance. The group will be birding the zoo grounds and along the Maumee River from 8-10:00 am. From 10-11:00 am we will have a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Aviary.
Limited to 25 people.
RSVP by March 8, 2019: Katie Ware, firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: Sunday, March 17, 2019
TIME: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, OH, US 44060
We will meet at the far east end of the parking lots closest to the lighthouse.
Let's get out and bird the lake shore beaches and woodlands. Time and interest permitting, we will explore the Wake Robin Trail as well.
SHREVE MIGRATION SENSATION
DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2019
TIME: Doors open at 8:00 AM
For more information please visit: https://www.shreveohio.com/migration-sensation
This is an OYBC meet-up. Families can register and you can ask for the special OYBC member rate for admission.
NE Chapter will carpool from Rocky River Nature Center. Details TBA.
BIRDING LORAIN COUNTY
DATE: Saturday, April 20, 2019
TIME: 8:00 AM
We will start at Lorain Impound to see what is there, and then we will head to Sandy Ridge at 10:00 AM. If you cannot make the impound, you can meet us at Sandy Ridge.
DATE: Saturday, April 20th
TIME: 9:00 AM - Noon
LOCATION: University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
LEADERS: Audubon Society and NAPP's ornithologist