Showing posts from October, 2009

Youth Gone "Wild"

From the home base of the Ohio Young Birders Club, Kim writes: On November 14, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, Ohio, will provide the setting as student members of The Ohio Young Birders Club (OYBC), host their annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. If you don't have a really good excuse for not being there I'll show up in the BSBO bird bus, drag you out of your house, and take you to the conference! The BSBO Bird Bus! (We love you Lloyd & Norma!) In May of 2006, I brought together six teens from across the state to start some kind of a birding organization for young people. With the help of several dynamic adult supporters, we simply tried to facilitate all the great ideas these young people generated, and the OYBC was born. Most of the original six members of what has became known as the club's "Youth Advisory Panel" have "aged out" of the club. Four of those six are now off to college pursuing, you guessed it, careers in avian

Kimmer's Favorite Random Bird Pictures

From Home base in Oak Harbor, Ohio, Kimmer writes: It's rather dreary here in O.H. this morning, and, to be honest, I don't really feel much like working. I was looking through some of the thousands of bird photos that Kenn and I have, and in the spirit of all things good and beautiful, I want to share a few of my randomly selected favorite bird photos. Now tell me, who can resist fuzzy little baby Black Terns? Not me... What all fuzzy little baby Black Terns hope to be; an adult Black Tern. This one was photographed at Metzger Marsh , just west of the Bird-O. Compared to gulls, terns seem to get all the accolades. But, this supremely gorgeous gull helps to level the playing field. It's the Heermann's Gull, and we photographed this one on the coast of California three years ago. Not only is it handsome, but, it spells its name with two N's, just like another handsome creature I know! This photo might just look like a substandard shot of a Red-breasted Nuthatch. B