Learn more about Black Swamp Bird Observatory at www.bsbo.org
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To ensure the health and safety of the OYBC Members and Advisors, all OYBC activities are POSTPONED until further notice.
OYBC Scholarship Recipients
Mitchell SanGregory, OYBC NE Chapter, is the 2020 recipient of the Theodore A. Parker III Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Victor Emanuel Nature Tours for Camp Chiricahua.
Danielle Price, OYBC SW Chapter, is the 2020 recipient of the Wildside Scholarship to Coastal Maine Bird Studies on Hog Island, sponsored by Wildside Nature Tours.
Student members can apply for OYBC scholarship funds year-round. Please visit the OYBC Scholarships page for details and application materials.
13th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Click here to view the conference photo gallery
The Ohio EPA's Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) awarded Black Swamp Bird
Observatory full funding of $35,000 for our Ohio Young Birders Club expansion.
The OEEF grant fund will enable BSBO to achieve measurable objectives that support
the overall goal of expanding and enhancing the OYBC, building a brighter future
for bird conservation.
Helping to fledge the next generation of birders!
Donations collected by the team at Zeiss over the course of the Biggest Week in American Birding raised $1,200 to support the club! But the support didn’t stop there!
Zeiss also 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 will receive 24 TERRA binoculars!! We will use a portion of the optics for service learning and giving back to our community that shows the OYBC such tremendous support.
MONTHLY BIRD PHOTO ID QUIZ
"WHOOO'S Lookin At You?”
Directions: Identify each of the numbered species.
How much do you know about the eyes of owls?
Whooo has binocular vision and can see in 3D? Owls can!
Whooo has three eyelids for sleeping, blinking, and cleaning? Owls do!
Whooo has lots of “rod” eye cells to see well in low light conditions? Owls do!
Whooo has few “cone” eye cells and has monochrome vision? Owls do!
It’s possible to identify owls just by looking at their faces. Test your owl knowledge with our Monthly Bird ID Quiz featuring owls!
*Click on photo to enlarge image
To submit your answers send an email to email@example.com with [March/April 2020 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
“Try Not to Go A’Fowl Guessing These Fowl!"
The winners were Benjamin and Philip from the Holmes-Wayne County Chapter.
2-Double Crested Cormorant
3-Redhead and Canvasback
American Birding Association
Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland
Bishop Educational Gardens
Black River Audubon
Canton Audubon Society
C&K Hemlock Lake Farm
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Erbco Custom Covers
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum
Hunt's Photo & Video
Kaufman Field Guides
Ohio Biological Survey
Ohio Bluebird Society
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Sabrewing Nature Tours
The Ornithology Club at OSU
The Wilderness Center
Time & Optics, Ltd
Toledo Naturalists' Association
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Wildside Nature Tours
Zeiss Sports Optics
OYBC Facebook Page