24SPR - Young Birders Club Chapter Meeting: May

Ages 11 – 18
Tuesday, May 7
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Normandy Entrance
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.
Registration deadline: Sunday, May 5

Bird watching and identification is fascinating. You will walk away with a greater knowledge of birds and their role in the ecosystem. Club activities are based on participant feedback, so you direct the focus of study. A light snack is included. Participants must be members of the Ohio Young Birders Club.

FIRST-TIME REGISTRANTS: If you are a Centerville/Washington Township resident, please enter Dayton as your city when creating an account. The system WILL NOT recognize you as a resident if you enter Centerville or Washington Township as your city.


Grant Park, Normandy Entrance
501 Normandy Ridge Rd.

We will be photographing the wildflowers and searching for migrants.

This program is a part of the state-wide Ohio Young Birder's Club which is administered by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. CWPD and Play Kettering are Southwest Chapter Sponsors.

Summer and Winter Sessions are hosted by Play Kettering. Contact is Kerri Miles (kerri.miles@ketteringoh.org)
Spring and Fall Sessions are hosted by the Centerville-Washington Park District. Contacts are Katy Lucas (klucas@cwpd.org) and Pam Gromen (pgromen@cwpd.org).

All participants must be OYBC members. Young Birder's Club memberships are $10/year and allow for more birdwatching opportunities for your child. Memberships must be sent in to the main OYBC office and will be verified. If you have any questions about membership, please reach out.

Adults wishing to become Advisors must become an official CWPD volunteer and be background screened in addition to registering through the Ohio Young Birder's Club administrative office.

Field Guides
It is recommended for members to bring a field guide or have an identification app on their smartphone. There are many choices and each person must choose the guide that will work best for them. If you are unsure of which field guide or app to provide for your child, feel free to have them try out/borrow a variety of guides from the library or the Park District before making a commitment. We will have several types available to try out at our meetings!

Life Lists
Some birders choose to keep a Life List. This is a list of every species they have seen on their birding journey. Some write them in a notebook, others keep them on an app.

Not everyone uses binoculars when they go birding, but they can be a helpful tool. 8x42 magnification is recommended. We have a limited supply of binoculars that can be borrowed during club sessions.

Program Type Children's Programs
Program Subcategory -
Program Code 24SPR
Online Registration Yes
Enrollment Begin Date 2/12/2024 10:00 AM
Enrollment End Date 5/5/2024
Instructor(s) -
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 0
Maximum 10
Grade Minimum -
Maximum -
Age Minimum 10 Enforced - As of date 5/7/2024
Maximum 18 Enforced - As of date 5/8/2024
Residency Restriction Resident Only
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $0.00
Non Resident
Available from 2/19/2024 10:00 AM
Residency Restriction NonResident Only
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $0.00
Tuesday - 05/07/2024
Start Time 4:30 PM
End Time 6:00 PM
Location Grant Park - Normandy Entrance