OYBC COVID-19 Policy This policy applies to all official OYBC activities. *Effective March 15, 2022 Vaccinations will not be required for any strictly outdoor OYBC activity. If there is an indoor component, or transportation for any field trip is provided by OYBC advisors, vaccinations will be required to participate or to ride in the advisor's vehicle. We will continue to encourage proper hygiene, cleaning of shared optics, and mask wearing. Any updates to the State of Ohio's COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and this policy will be updated accordingly.
September 9: Chagrin River Bird Quest All Day Host Chapter: Northeast What is Bird Quest? It’s an annual, 24-hour, team birding challenge in support of the Chagrin River Important Bird Area. Get your team together and Check in on Friday, Sept 9, from 4pm to 6pm, at the West Woods Nature Center to pick up your checklist, maps and FREE T-SHIRTS. Then head out birding for 1 hour or all 24, north to the Lake Erie shoreline or south to the Audubon sanctuaries in Aurora. Then join the Celebration at the West Woods Nature Center for food, fun and awards. Prizes for the most birds overall, the most warblers, the most creative team name, and more! There’s also door prizes and raffles for spectacular nature-themed artwork!
September 10 : Blendon Woods Metropark 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Host Chapter: Central
*New Date September 25 * September 17: Hawk Migration at Lake Erie Metropark in Michigan 12:00 p.m-TBD 32481 W Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Charter Twp, MI 48173 Host Chapter: Northeast The Detroit River runs from Lake St. Clair in the north to Lake Erie in the south, forming part of the border between Michigan in the United States and Ontario in Canada. During the autumn months, the lower Detroit River becomes a corridor for the passage of migratory birds, and has gained international recognition for the annual volume of birds of prey. Hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures are concentrated at this location where it is possible to systematically count them each year. More transportation details will follow. This field trip is hosted by the NE OYBC Chapter so please RSVP to Liz if you can attend at: : email@example.com. Check it out at the link: http://detroitriverhawkwatch.org/
October 1st: Greenlawn Cemetary Field Trip 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 1000 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus, OH 43223 Host Chapter: Central For more information and to sign-up e-mail Central Chapter Advisor Darlene firstname.lastname@example.org
October 15th: Sandy Ridge Reservation Field Trip 9:00- a.m. -11:00 a.m. 6195 Otten Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039 Host Chapter: Northeast Please RSVP to Liz if you can attend at: email@example.com.
November 5: Annual Ohio Young Birders Statewide Conference Statewide Event hosted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory and the Ohio Young Birders Club For more information as it becomes available check the event page: ohioyoungbirders.org/2022-oybc-conference.html