A Birding Club for kids, teens, and young adults
A Birding Club for kids, teens, and young adults

Our Newsletter - "The Hoot!"

Please enjoy the hard work of our ILYB members and read ‘The Hoot’, our newsletter produced by young birders and adult volunteers. Thank you to all who have submitted articles in the past and to all of our members and their parents for making this such a great newsletter.

 

The Hoot (name courtesy of ILYB member, Owen Shipley!) is a newsletter of the Illinois Young Birders, a special project of the Illinois Ornithological Society. The Hoot is published regularly each year by IOS. This copyrighted publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the specific written permission of the Illinois Ornithological Society.

The Current Issue:

The Hoot! - Winter2014

In this issue... Jeff Reiter recounts how it's cool to be a birder. Henry Griffin reports on his phenomenal trip to Panama. Kalman Strauss saves the life of a Mallard, while reminding us to properly dispose of our garbage. Catherine Gilbert and Nandu Dubey share their artwork and we welcome six new members.

Past Issues:

The Hoot! - Fall2013

TOPICS: Eddie Kasper reports on a very birdy family road trip. Jack McCabe goes Osprey banding. Meet the talented Catherine Gilbert, a rising star in the art world. ILYB members show their art and photos in public exhibit. Member Q&A with Henry Griffin. Josh Engel recounts a behind the scenes trip to the Chicago Field Museum. Jennifer Kuroda hatches new ILYB members in Rockford. And, Nathan Goldberg describes a unique summer experience at Cornell University.

 

The Hoot! - Spring 2013

TOPICS: Member's experiences at summer camps including "Camp Cascades" by Nathan Goldberg, and "Arizona Adventure - Notes from Camp Chiricahua" by Aaron Gyllenhaal. Also Nandu Dubey will recount his family's "Florida Road Trip", and Kalman Strauss will provide an "Introduction to Chicago Bird Collision Monitors".

 

The Hoot! Volume 2, Issue 4 - Spring 2012

TOPICS: Bloomingdale Brothers Part of Youth Birding Movemen" by Jeff Reiter, "Budding Birder Brothers" by Nina Cheney, "Teen Birders Making a Mark in the Field" by Katie Drews, and "My Big Day Adventure" by Nathan Goldberg. Nick Minor shares about using ebird, and Connor Ross writes more about "Birds of Prehistory".

 

The Hoot! Volume 2, Issue 3 - Winter 2012

TOPICS: "Got Snowy" by Jake Bartecki, "ILYB Artwork Celebrated by COS" by Jake Cvetas, "A Perspective on the IOS Gull Frolic" by Nick Minor.

 

The Hoot! Volume 2, Issue 2 - Fall 2011

TOPICS: Member Spotlight - Jake Cvetas; "Montrose - City Park of Surprises" by Nathan Goldberg, "The Story of Opal" by Ethan Gyllenhaal.

 

The Hoot! Volume 2, Issue 1 - Summer 2011

TOPICS: Member Spotlight - Ethan Gyllenhaal; "Adventures in Birdland" by Connor Ross, "Irish Birding Report" by Tobias Ginsberg, Project Puffin Report - "Walking With the Seabirds" by Ethan Gyllenhaal.

 

The Hoot! Volume I, Issue 4 - Spring 2011

TOPICS: Member Spotlight - Colleen Cahill; "Great Texas Birding Classic" by Ethan Gyllenhaal, "The Importance of Birds in My Life" by Aaron Gyllenhaal, "Birds and Their Favorite Seeds" by Nandu Dubey.

 

The Hoot! Volume I, Issue 3 - Winter 2011

TOPICS: Member Spotlight - Nathan Goldberg; "Birds of Prehistory" by Connor Ross, "The Importance of Birds in My Life" by Aaron Gyllenhaal, The Artist's Feather - Nandu Dubey.

 

The Hoot! Volume I, Issue 2 - Fall 2010

TOPICS: Member Spotlight - Ari Rice; "The Paranoid Birder" by Ethan Gyllenhaal, Risks to Vagrants by Edward Warden, Rare Bird Chases: Sandwich Tern - Nathan Goldberg, Black-throated Gray - Jake Cvetas.

 

The Hoot! Volume I, Issue 1 - Summer 2010

TOPICS: Member Spotlight - Nandu Dubey; Birding Mythology by Connor Ross, Adult Birder Spotlight - John Purcell.