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28 Apr Conneaut Harbor Area / Ashtabula County [robert lane ]
28 Apr Griggs Resevior common loon [Randel Rogers ]
28 Apr More returning migrants to Geauga feeder [Barbara Zaas Partington ]
28 Apr Common Loon Slate Run MetroPark, Canal Winchester [Randel Rogers ]
28 Apr Bose-grested Rosbeak Gildersleeve Mountain [Haans Petruschke ]
28 Apr Sanderling [Doreene Linzell ]
28 Apr FOY Rose Breasted Grosbeak Geauga [Barbara Zaas Partington ]
28 Apr The Beat Tom Challenge [Steve Jones ]
27 Apr FW: Midwest Wind Eneregy Draft Multi-species HCP and Draft EIS Available for Public Review and Comment [seabird1 ]
27 Apr Lots of Yellow-rumps [Carole Babyak ]
27 Apr Lawrence Woods SNP - Hardin County and Big Island Wildlife Area - Marion County PROW report [Steve Jones ]
27 Apr Pine siskins [Mary Huey ]
27 Apr Sulphur Springs Picnic area [Ken Andrews ]
27 Apr New eBird hotspots and birding drives have been activated [Ken Ostermiller ]
27 Apr Sora at Sunday's Audubon bird survey Cuy Cty [Jo Ann Kubicki ]
27 Apr CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATL PARK (Summit County) 27Apr2016 [Robert and Edie Jackson ]
27 Apr Swainson's Thrush singing in the suburbs, Columbus [Susanna ]
26 Apr Out-Of-Towner [Rodney McCollum ]
26 Apr Franklin's Gull & Cattle Egret, Erie County [jen brumfield ]
26 Apr Clay-colored Sparrow downtown CLE [jen brumfield ]
26 Apr Blendon Woods-Rocky Fork-15 Warblers ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
26 Apr Cornell Lab Feeder Camera in Ontario - highlights of the season [Ken Andrews ]
26 Apr Lake Hope Zaleski-23 Warblers ["Simpson, Bruce" ]
26 Apr Sandhill Cranes over West Creek Reservation [Ken Andrews ]
26 Apr Re: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus ["Hutson, Timothy B" ]
26 Apr Clinton County Red-Headed Woodpecker [Ed & Linda Roush ]
26 Apr Black Swamp area birding (Magee-Metzger) [Steve Jones ]
25 Apr FOY RT Hummingbird [Bob Hinkle ]
25 Apr AntrumLake,Columbus,4-25:Swainson'sThrush,orioles,fewWarblers [rob thorn ]
25 Apr Barred owl and sandhill cranes at West Creek Reservation [Ken Andrews ]
25 Apr Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
25 Apr Green Lawn Cemetery- Warblers, Vireos (51 species) [Anna Rose ]
25 Apr Little Blue Heron - Butler County [jeremy ]
25 Apr Deer Creek Beach - Pickaway County - Willets, Caspian Terns [Melanie Shuter ]
25 Apr Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County 4/25 [John Pogacnik ]
25 Apr Columbus at Hayden Bridge area ["Gaunt, Sandra" ]
25 Apr New Ohio Birding Drives and eBird Hotspots have been activated [Ken Ostermiller ]
25 Apr Dickcissel, Stark Co. [Terry Sponseller ]
25 Apr Dublin,4-24:SpottyMigrants [rob thorn ]
24 Apr Tar Hollow area Sunday [Regina Schieltz ]
25 Apr Chimney swifts over Silver Lake this evening [Ken Thompson ]
24 Apr Edgewater Park hawkwatch, Cuyahoga County [elfin ]
24 Apr Muskingum County [Ronald Huth ]
24 Apr Berlin Lake 224 Causeway / Mahoning-Portage County Line [robert lane ]
24 Apr Big Island Wildlife Area, Marion Ohio [Steve Jones ]
24 Apr More Lousiana Waterthrushes [Haans Petruschke ]
24 Apr CVNP Recommendations? [Spencer Ryan ]
24 Apr Franklin Co. Cattle Egret 4/23/2016 [Leslie Sours ]
23 Apr Panhandle Road Shorebirds, Delaware Country [Andrew Sewell ]
23 Apr Blacklick Metro Park Columbus, Oh Woodside Green [Bob and Elaine McNulty ]
23 Apr DorrRun,Nelsonville,4-23:migrants [rob thorn ]
23 Apr Cuyahoga Chimney Swifts, Louisiana Waterthrush [Timothy Jasinski ]
23 Apr BerlinerPark,Columbus,4-23:WarblingVireo,warblers [rob thorn ]
23 Apr Chimney Swifts! in Columbus [Susanna Heideman ]
23 Apr Bird walk with Bruce Simpson at Lake Hope SP/Zaleski SF (Vinton County, SE Ohio) [Stefan Gleissberg ]
23 Apr Orange-crowned Warbler Lucas Co info [Steve Jones ]
23 Apr 15 Louisiana Waterthrushes- Stebbin's Gulch [Haans Petruschke ]
23 Apr Red Headed Woodpecker [David Kersten ]
23 Apr SharonWoods,Columbus,4-22:OrchardOriole,fewWarblers [rob thorn ]
22 Apr Western Reserve Greenway [Trumbull County] ["J. Hochadel" ]
22 Apr Re: FOY MALE Rose-Breasted Grosbeak [Tom Dankowski ]
22 Apr Wayne National Forest near Athens (SE Ohio) [Stefan Gleissberg ]
22 Apr FOY MALE Rose-Breasted Grosbeak [Cheri Tindira ]
22 Apr Two Willets - Greene Co. [jeremy ]
22 Apr Ohio Birding Drives and new eBird Hotspots are active [Ken Ostermiller ]
22 Apr Pine Siskins at Medina County feeders [Helen Ostermiller ]
22 Apr First RT Hummingbird, Dayton area [Christine Hawley ]
22 Apr Willet - Greene Co. [jeremy ]
22 Apr FOY Yellow warbler [Manon Van Schoyck ]
22 Apr Muskingum County arrivals [Robert Evans ]
21 Apr Columbus Audubon April 26 program - all welcome! [Darlene Sillick ]
21 Apr Delaware County Bird Club April 25th program - all welcome [Darlene Sillick ]
21 Apr Re: FW: Big Week of Birding in Butler County [Mary Warren ]
22 Apr Sora at Old Woman Creek (Erie County) [tom eshelman ]
21 Apr Blue-winged and Yellow Warblers {Trumbull County] ["J. Hochadel" ]
21 Apr FW: Big Week of Birding in Butler County [Casey Tucker ]

Subject: Conneaut Harbor Area / Ashtabula County
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:34:50 +0000
My visit today, Thursday, was from about 4PM to about 5PM. Weather conditions 
were brutal, with wind, rain, and a forty-two degree temperature. The water 
level of Lake Erie appeared extremely high. The access gate to drive out to the 
sandspit was closed. Viewing with a scope was from the gazebo at the township 
park on the bluff to the west, and the marina road to the east. My highlight 
was seeing 104 Caspian Terns hunkered down on the sandspit with the company of 
2 Forster's Terns. Some of the other birds around the harbor were a single 
female Common Merganser, a single adult Bald Eagle, 120+ Double-crested 
Cormorants on the breakwall, and 40+ Red-breasted Mergansers in the bay. A 
disappointing sight was seeing that the aggregate pile that had been home to 
the enormous Bank Swallow colony, is gone. 



Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Subject: Griggs Resevior common loon
From: Randel Rogers <randel_rogers AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:35:27 -0400
Jenny Bowman reports another common loon in the Columbus area, across from the 
boat ramp at Griggs. 


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Subject: More returning migrants to Geauga feeder
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:27:52 -0400
Female Grosbeak was only a couple hours behind the male this morning - also 
female red-winged blackbird has joined the summer residents here 

Now waiting for orioles and hummingbirds!

Barb Partington
Munson Township
Geauga County
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Subject: Common Loon Slate Run MetroPark, Canal Winchester
From: Randel Rogers <randel_rogers AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:50:10 -0400
Common Loon is on the relatively small pond at Buzzards Roost picnic area at 
Slate Run, offering nice bin looks and excellent scope views. 


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Subject: Bose-grested Rosbeak Gildersleeve Mountain
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:37:04 -0400
Hi,

First Bose-grested Rosbeak, of the year has arrived on Gildersleeve
Mountain.  They are prolific nesters here.

Haans

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Subject: Sanderling
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:32:10 -0400
Bill Kinkead just called to report a Sanderling in winter plumage on the
south end of Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake.

Doreene Linzell

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Subject: FOY Rose Breasted Grosbeak Geauga
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:25:49 -0400
Just now at the feeder - first male Rose Breasted Grosbeak of the season. I 
heard they were nearby! Always a lovely sign of spring! 

Still have Pine Siskins and a red-breasted Nuthatch


Barb Partington
Munson Twp
Geauga County
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Subject: The Beat Tom Challenge
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:53:27 -0400
Greetings!

In an effort to get more people to look for every species of bird they can
at Magee Marsh during the Biggest Week, and not just the special ones, I
present the following  challenge that is in no way part of the official
festivities.:

Every year Tom Bartlett has a Big Sit on the traditional big Saturday of
the biggest week.  This year it's the 14th.

This year I propose that all who are going to Magee on the 13th or 14th of
May to have there own Beat Tom Challenge.  Here is the challenge as I laid
down to Tom on Facebook,  and I invite you to do your own challenge:

":-D I just had a crazy idea...

5/14 is the Big Sit, where while everyone else is walking all over the
place looking for birds,  Tom Bartlett sits in one place and finds a crazy
amount of birds...while raising money for a good cause. My plan for
Saturday is to do what I have started doing for the last few years, donate
$10, sit with him the entire time, from 5 to 5...just enjoying the birds
and the spectacle of the Biggest Day of the Biggest Week. But this year,
this year I think I'm going to do something a little different.

I am going to come in on Friday 5/13 and bird the estuary drive, the
boardwalk, the beach, and the estuary trail....I figure if things hold
stable I should be able to pull about 80 species from that route...maybe
more, but that is a good goal to work for.

Now Tom is a much better birder than I am, his ears and his ID by call is
legendary. He can be at his spot, and hear bitterns and owls in the
estuary(to be fair, I have too. :-D).  If I remember correctly, Tom's
highest is around 102. But his normal year is anywhere from 80 to 90...with
a few 50s and 60s mixed in.

So here is my challenge to Tom Bartlett. For every bird over what I find by
sight or sound on Friday(up to 80), I will put another $1 in the pot up to
$20.  If I find 64 then you only need to get to 84 for the full $20 if I
get 80...you're going to have to have a record year. :-D

And here is my challenge to others that will be there.  Give what you
always give, but then like me try and beat Tom. Do your best, but keep in
the confines of Tom's ears and scope(Estuary to about 100-200 yards
offshore), and either Friday or Saturday (13th or 14th).  Baring a front
moving in during the overnight, you should be on an equal footing. Make
sure to look up...sometimes WAY up...for more birds. If he beats you, for
every species he beats you, donate more to his jar...maybe a quarter, 50
cents, maybe a dollar per bird...whatever...just have fun doing it. :-D"

Tom has accepted my challenge. :-D  Tom's best year was not 102 but 112; 5
times he have broken 100 in 21 years. 186 species have been observed in the
21 years with an average of 91 per year.  He will email anyone a BIG SIT
checklist if you ask.

For those interested in Tom's mission,  here's the link:
http://www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com/tom-bartletts-big-sit.html

So now I invite you to join me in the Beat Tom Challenge...give what you
normally give, but then set a goal, whether beat your list or beat a
number...and if he beats your goal, give more.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.

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Subject: FW: Midwest Wind Eneregy Draft Multi-species HCP and Draft EIS Available for Public Review and Comment
From: seabird1 <seabird1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:10:49 -0400
I would think birders would have an interest in the information below.

Vicci Weeks 

 

From: Mitchell, Kim [mailto:kim_mitchell AT fws.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:34 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Midwest Wind Eneregy Draft Multi-species HCP and Draft EIS Available 
for Public Review and Comment 


 

Dear Interested Party:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing that the draft 
Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) and the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement for that MSHCP (Draft EIS) are available for public review and 
comment. The announcement will be made in the April 15, 2016 Federal Register, 
which opens a 90-day public comment period. We will accept comments on the 
MSHCP and Draft EIS through July 14, 2016. 


 

Some wildlife species potentially affected by wind energy development are 
federally-listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA). Incidental Take Permits, under section 10 of the ESA, allow take of 
listed species. To obtain a permit, a Habitat Conservation Plan must be 
prepared, which specifically identifies how incidental take will be avoided, 
minimized, and mitigated. The MSHCP provides the information necessary to 
support future Incidental Take Permit applications for wind energy development 
in the Midwest. 


 

The Draft EIS, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy 
Act, analyzes the potential environmental effects of issuing Endangered Species 
Act Incidental Take Permits and implementing the MSHCP. The Draft EIS contains 
an analysis of four alternatives: Proposed Action (Proposed MSHCP Alternative); 
Reduced Permit Duration Alternative; Increased Cut-In Speed Alternative; and No 
Action Alternative (no permit issuance). 


 

The MSHCP and Draft EIS are now available on the project website at 
www.midwestwindenergyhcpeis.org  and 
will be available, on or after April 15, on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: 
http://www.regulations.gov/ (Docket Number FWS-R3-ES-2015-0033). Hard copies of 
the Draft EIS and MSHCP will also be available for public inspection by 
appointment, during normal business hours, at the Service’s Midwest Regional 
Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, 
Bloomington, MN 55437-1458. 


 

Publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register marks the 
start of the 90-day public comment period that ends July 14, 2016. The Service 
invites comments and suggestions from all interested parties on the content of 
the Draft EIS and MSHCP. We request that comments be as specific as possible. 
In particular, information and comments regarding the following topics are 
requested: 


* The direct, indirect, or cumulative effects that implementation of any 
alternative could have on the human environment; 

* Whether or not the impact on various aspects of the human environment has 
been adequately analyzed; and 

* Any other information pertinent to evaluating the effects of the proposed 
action on the human environment. 


Please specify whether your comment addresses the Draft EIS, the MSHCP, both 
the Draft EIS and MSHCP, or other supporting documents. You may submit written 
comments by one of the following methods: 


 

* Electronically: On or after April 15, 2016, go to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter 
FWS-R3-ES-2015-0033, which is the docket number for this notice. Then, on the 
left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Notices 
link to locate this document and submit a comment. 


 

* By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Regional Director, 
Attn: Rick Amidon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 
American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437-1458. 


 

 Additionally, during the public comment period, the Service will host two 
online webinars to provide more information about the project. The webinar 
dates have not been determined at this time. Information on how to participate 
in the webinars will be provided on the project website at 
http://www.midwestwindenergyhcpeis.org. 


 

 For information about the Midwest Wind Multi-species HCP and endangered 
species in the Midwest you may also visit our website at 
www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered  . 


 

 If you have any questions, please contact Rick Amidon (Phone: 612-713-5164 – 
Email: rick_amidon AT fws.gov  ). 


 

Thank you

 

Kim Mitchell

Ecological Services

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

5600 American Blvd. East, Suite 990

Bloomington, MN 55437

612-713-5337

 

  Kim_Mitchell AT fws.gov

  www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered

**My work schedule is Mon. to Thursday 7:30 to 4:00 (Central)**

 


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Subject: Lots of Yellow-rumps
From: Carole Babyak <owllo42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:11:52 -0400
Big movement of Yellow-rumped Warblers in Trumbull County.  Had them in my
woods, with Rose-breasted Grosbeak,   then driving to Meander Lake, heard
them ,  lots on the east side of the lake in the woods and along the shore.
Palm and Black & White all more brilliant than any field guide image.  More
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue-headed Vireo,  about 150 Coots , clucking in
the bay.  Driving around Meander could still hear the Yellow-rumps.  Lots.

Carole Babyak Trumbull Co.

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Subject: Lawrence Woods SNP - Hardin County and Big Island Wildlife Area - Marion County PROW report
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:16:38 -0400
Great day at Lawrence Woods SNP.  A male Prothonotary Warbler was more than
eager to say hello...first time in two years.

Big Island Wildlife Area had 2 Prothonotary Warblers in the pond on
LaRue-Prospect with the hunting blind...looks like it's time to wax the
kayak. :-D

Final bird of the day were 3 Sandhill Cranes just outside of my hometown of
LaRue.

Happy birding and God bless!

Steve J.

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Subject: Pine siskins
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:40:36 +0000
 Sunny day here in Willoughby, Ohio.  There has been a small flock of pine 
siskins -- 8 to 10 -- all day! 

Mary Huey

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Subject: Sulphur Springs Picnic area
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:37:22 -0400
One broad-winged hawk, one ovenbird, two blue-headed videos singing, hermit 
thrushes, blue-gray gnatcatchers, one immature bald eagle flyover. 


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Subject: New eBird hotspots and birding drives have been activated
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:51:50 -0400
​

Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Several new Ohio Birding Drives have been added.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+Birding+Drives

Clark County Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Clark+County+Birding+Drive

Hinckley Reservation Birding Drive (Medina County)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hinckley+Reservation+Birding+Drive

Hoover Reservoir Birding Drive (Delaware and Franklin Counties)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hoover+Reservoir+Birding+Drive

Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Birding Drive (Wyandot and Marion Counties)


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Killdeer+Plains+Wildlife+Area+Birding+Drive 


The Wilds Birding Drive (Muskingum and Morgan Counties)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/The+Wilds+Birding+Drive



The Birding Drives are a new feature of the Ohio eBird Hotspot web site.
Please contact me personally if you have corrections, comments, or
additional Birding Drives you would like to see be developed.


New hotspots which have recently been added:

Erie County

Castaway Bay

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Castaway+Bay

Greene County

We have merged two hotspots which were different names for the same
location.

Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP--Huffman Prairie Flying Field

Huffman Prairie State Natural Landmark

These two hotspots have been combined and renamed: Huffman Prairie Flying
Field

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Huffman+Prairie+Flying+Field

Madison County

London Fish Hatchery

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/London+Fish+Hatchery

Medina County

Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hinckley+Reservation--Buckeye+Trail

Hinckley Reservation--Gravel Loop

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hinckley+Reservation--Gravel+Loop

Muskingum County

The Wilds--High Hill Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/The+Wilds--High+Hill+Road

The Wilds--Sugar Grove Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/The+Wilds--Sugar+Grove+Road

Ross County

Tar Hollow SP--Sheep Pasture Shelter


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Tar+Hollow+State+Park--Sheep+Pasture+Shelter 

​
​Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio​

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Subject: Sora at Sunday's Audubon bird survey Cuy Cty
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1 AT CLEVELANDMETROPARKS.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:58 +0000
Late posting.


On Sunday, April 17 some hi lights at Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal 
Reservation in Cuyahoga County. 



Sora ( called once and then came out of the grasses for us to see)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Palm Warbler

Chimney Swifts

N. Rough-winged Swallow

Barn Swallow

House Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglets

Gray Catbird (1 calling)

Brown Thrasher

Field Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Eastern Meadowlark

White-throated Sparrow (10+ all calling in one area of shrubs. What a thrill)





[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-90x122.png]Jo Ann Kubicki
Information Specialist
CanalWay Center
216-206-1000
Fax: 216-206-1008
clevelandmetroparks.com


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Subject: CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATL PARK (Summit County) 27Apr2016
From: Robert and Edie Jackson <edienrobert AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:32:06 -0400
I sighted a number of migrants this morning during a quick late morning walk
along the towpath and river just south of the Ira Road Beaver Marsh.



Palm Warbler (8)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (3)

Yellow Warbler (2)

Northern Waterthrush (1)



Other highlights:

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher (3)

Eastern Phoebe

House Wren

Northern Rough-winged Swallow pair

Common Merganser pair on the Cuyahoga River

And an extremely large snapping turtle



I also sighted a Hermit Thrush and numerous woodpeckers and chickadees
earlier that morning on the nearby Oak Hill trail.





Robert Jackson

Medina, OH




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Subject: Swainson's Thrush singing in the suburbs, Columbus
From: Susanna <susanna AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:29:55 -0400
Pretty sure I had a Swainson's (and not Hermit) Thrush singing in backyard
this morning, though I've been told they don't do that here..  I know I've
had a Swainson's singing in past years, but thought it was late spring..  I
wish they stayed around.

An unnerving hailstorm also passed through last evening.



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus/Galloway, Franklin County




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Subject: Out-Of-Towner
From: Rodney McCollum <rodneyani AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:32:47 -0500
I wanted to let everybody know of my success with finding the Henslow's
Sparrows and other highlights.  I found 6 Henslow's, 2 at Batelle Darby and
4 at Slate Run Metro Park.  This was a life bird for me and my wife.  Other
highlights include 4 Am. Bitterns and 3 Virginia Rails at Batelle (life
birds for my wife).  At Clear Creek I found a Cerulean Warbler.

Rodney McCollum
Alabama

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Subject: Franklin's Gull & Cattle Egret, Erie County
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:56:17 +0000
From Dan Gesualdo: 
Willow Point was full of birds today but just now as I was leaving I stopped to 
scan a freshly plowed field that was full of gulls. A gorgeous breeding plumage 
FRANKLIN'S GULL and a single CATTLE EGRET were foraging among them. Along Wahl 
Road in Erie County east of Willow Point. Just west of Northwest Road. 


Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH
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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow downtown CLE
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:45:53 +0000
 Chuck Slusarczyk Jr found and photographed a gorgeous Clay-colored Sparrow at 
Erie Street Cemetery in downtown CLE at 2:15 pm 


Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH
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Subject: Blendon Woods-Rocky Fork-15 Warblers
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:31:12 -0400
  Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of I 270 & Rte 161. Take the little Turtle Way exit. Below is a list of
some of the Birds seen in the last 2 days. I would like to thank all the
visitors who helped find these Birds

     Warblers
        Blue-winged
        Yellow-rumped
        Black-throated Green
        Palm
        Yellow
        Louisiana Waterthrush
        Nashville
        Yellow-throated
        Prairie
        Pine
        C Yellowthroat
        Nashville

    Warblers at Rocky Fork Metro Park
        Ovenbird
        Wilson
        Magnolia

    Other Birds
         Summer Tanager
         Indigo Bunting
         Rose-breasted Grosbeak
         Pileated Woodpecker
         Hairy Woodpecker
         White-throated Sparrow
         Hermit Thrush
         Chimney Swift
         Great Blue Heron
         Gray Catbird
         Cooper's hawk
         Broad-winged hawk
         E Bluebird
         E Phoebe
         Wood Ducks
         Spotted Sandpiper
         N Flicker
         Mallard-female with Ducklings
         Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
         E Towhee
         Yellow-throated vireo
         Blue-headed Vireo




            Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus
                Nature Center
                      614-895-6221

                Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in
Columbus

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Subject: Cornell Lab Feeder Camera in Ontario - highlights of the season
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:24:25 -0400
The Ontario feeder cam is offline for the season. They are currently running a 
"best of" sequence of videos. 

I just saw a grouse trying to fend off four blue jays. Then, there was a short 
video of a gray jay. 


http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/38/FeederWatch_Cam/

This is a very enjoyable camera feed during the winter. You get to see species 
just to the north of us. 


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Subject: Lake Hope Zaleski-23 Warblers
From: "Simpson, Bruce" <simpson AT METROPARKS.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:30:19 -0400
  Lake Hope State Park & Zaleski State Forest are located 15 miles from
Nelsonville (Rte 33) off of Rte 278

 I spent 4 days in the area April 21st through the 24th (Thurs-Sun)

 On Saturday I enjoyed the company of the group of Birders from the First
Annual "Bird in the Hills"-Joe Brehm JOE AT RURALACTION.ORG They were a great
group of Birders!!!

 Below is a list of some of the Birds seen

 For more details go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest

       This will give you places to Bird

       It also will mention the 20 Breeding Warblers in this area & their
Specific Habitat

    Warblers
      Breeders in the area
          Blue-winged
          N Parula
          Yellow
          Chestnut-sided
          Magnolia- not seen this trip
          Black-throated Green
          Yellow-throated
          Pine
          Cerulean
          Black-and-white
          American Redstart
          Prothonotary
          Worm-eating
          Ovenbird
          Louisiana Waterthrush
          Kentucky
          C Yellowthroat
          Hooded
          Yellow-breasted Chat-not seen on this trip
          Prairie
       Migrants
          Blackburian
          Palm
          Nashville
          Tennessee
          Yellow-rumped

  Other Birds seen
       Hawks
            Red-tailed
            Broad-winged
            Red-shouldered
      Pileated Woodpeckers
      Red-headed Woodpecker
      Great Blue Heron
      Osprey
      Wild Turkey
      C Nighthawk
      Chimney Swift
      E phoebe
      Vireos
        Red-eyed
        White-eyed
        Yellow-throated
     Barn Swallow
     N Rough-winged Swallow
     Carolina Wren
     Ruby-crowned Kinglet
     Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
     E Bluebird
     N Mockingbird
     Scarlet Tanager
     White-throated Sparrow
     Rose-breasted Grosbeak
     Wood Ducks
     E Towhee

        Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes over West Creek Reservation
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:15:15 -0400
Here is a link to my short video of the cranes from yesterday evening. 

https://flic.kr/p/GBHAKp


Note: This park is in Parma, Ohio in Cuyahoga County. 
There are a number of big radio towers in the park with cables. 
If you check a map, you will see that the park is in the middle of suburban 
housing. 

There are some wetlands there. But, with all the people (and dogs) out last 
night, I'm guessing that the cranes probably didn't want to land there. 


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Subject: Re: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: "Hutson, Timothy B" <hutsont AT BATTELLE.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:29:00 +0000
Add to this list, a green heron on Sunday April 24 at Thoreau Lake.

-----Original Message-----
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Elaine McNulty 

Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 7:28 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus

Black throated green warblers
Nashville warblers
Yellow rumped warblers
Palm warblers
Yellow warblers
Pine warbler
Prairie warbler (heard)
   Rose breasted grosbeaks
Blue headed vireos
catbirds
Brown thrasher
Rusty blackbird (one spring plumage male) Red eyed vireos yellow bellied 
sapsucker chimney swifts Yellow throated vireo (heard) scarlet tanager (heard) 
Sharp shinned hawk 


Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Clinton County Red-Headed Woodpecker
From: Ed & Linda Roush <ecroush1 AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:39:07 +0000
For the last few days we have had two Red-Headed Woodpeckers at our suet 
feeder.  Yesterday we had a Red-Head on one side of the suet and a Baltimore 
Oriole on the other side.  We also have a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers visiting 
the feeder. 


Ed and Linda RoushWilmington

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Subject: Black Swamp area birding (Magee-Metzger)
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:55:46 -0400
A very tired and life bird GREETINGS!

I had a great day yesterday on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh. Followed up by
watching and photographing the pile of Willets at Metzger Marsh.

Best part of the day is that I was FINALLY able to get my final typical
Ohio bird...an Orange-crowned Warbler. (There are a few others, but those
are the one day wonders that we all suffer from.

List highlights:

13 warbler species (I missed a Cape May that someone saw.)
14 Pelican flyover
60 Willet

After I left Metzger, I had 78 species.  By the time I drove through Oak
Harbor I had 80.  If i had been able to get everything mentioned seen on or
around the boardwalk, I would have had about 85...its getting downright
birdy out there. :-D
Lists bellow.

Happy Birding and God bless,

Steve J.

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area--Boardwalk
Apr 25, 2016
7:20 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
513 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.4

6 Canada Goose
2 Trumpeter Swan
15 Wood Duck
4 Blue-winged Teal
3 Northern Shoveler
3 Double-crested Cormorant
14 American White Pelican -- Flyover. Big Wite birds black wing tips, big
orange bill.
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
6 Bald Eagle
2 Sandhill Crane
1 Killdeer
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 American Woodcock
2 Ring-billed Gull
2 Herring Gull
2 Common Tern
10 Mourning Dove
8 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Least Flycatcher
1 White-eyed Vireo
2 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
180 Blue Jay
200 Tree Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Brown Creeper
5 House Wren
4 Winter Wren
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
25 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Swainson's Thrush
2 Hermit Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
25 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
3 Brown Thrasher
5 European Starling
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
4 Nashville Warbler
1 Northern Parula
1 Blackburnian Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler
7 Palm Warbler
5 Pine Warbler
75 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Chipping Sparrow
125 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
3 Eastern Towhee
2 Scarlet Tanager
4 Northern Cardinal
50 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Rusty Blackbird
150 Common Grackle
10 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 65

Magee Marsh--Causeway Marshes (Lucas Co.)
Apr 25, 2016
3:58 PM
Traveling
1.20 miles
12 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.4

30 Canada Goose
8 Mallard
2 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
8 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
13 American Coot
1 Eastern Phoebe
20 Barn Swallow

Number of Taxa: 9

Metzger Marsh--Causeway Viewing Areas
Apr 25, 2016
4:30 PM
Traveling
0.25 miles
24 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.4

20 Canada Goose
4 Mallard
6 Lesser Scaup
2 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
5 Great Blue Heron
2 Great Egret
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
20 American Coot
2 Killdeer
60 Willet -- Will post pictures later. When in flight you can see black
bands on wings.
2 Bonaparte's Gull
10 Ring-billed Gull
4 Herring Gull
1 Caspian Tern
1 Common Tern
4 Mourning Dove
20 Tree Swallow
25 European Starling
2 Song Sparrow
50 Red-winged Blackbird
25 Common Grackle
30 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25

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Subject: FOY RT Hummingbird
From: Bob Hinkle <bob AT 10SQUIRRELS.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:02:13 -0400
Showed up late afternoon. Earliest arrival here in Solon Oh (Cuyahoga County) 
since we started keeping arrival records 8 years ago 


Bob and Kim Hinkle
Solon OH

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Subject: AntrumLake,Columbus,4-25:Swainson'sThrush,orioles,fewWarblers
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:26:52 -0400
Taking my own advice to search riparian areas, I stopped by a good Columbus 
trap along the Olentangy River, Antrum Lake Park, this afternoon. Despite the 
heat of the day, there were still some migrants about, including 

Swallows - Trees & Rough-wings
Flycatchers - only E.Phoebe
Gnatcatchers - still numerous (here, 16/1hour)
Kinglets - 1 Ruby-crown
Thrushes - 1 Swainson's (my FOS)
Warblers - Yellow (2), Yellow-throated (2), Yellow-rumped (2), Palm (1), 
ComYellowthroat (1) 

Sparrows - Chipping, Song, White-throated (few)
Icterids - 5 Baltimore Orioles, along with expected Rediwngs-Grackles-Cowbirds

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Subject: Barred owl and sandhill cranes at West Creek Reservation
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:48:14 -0400
I am in West Creek Reservation near nature center. I was just listening to a 
barred owl calling to the west back in the woods. Caught a quick view of it. 
Then, two sandhill cranes flew over from the north going southwest. Got a good 
look with my binoculars. I may have a quick video of them. 


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Subject: Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:27:35 -0400
Black throated green warblers
Nashville warblers
Yellow rumped warblers
Palm warblers
Yellow warblers
Pine warbler
Prairie warbler (heard)
   Rose breasted grosbeaks
Blue headed vireos
catbirds
Brown thrasher
Rusty blackbird (one spring plumage male)
Red eyed vireos
yellow bellied sapsucker
chimney swifts
Yellow throated vireo (heard)
scarlet tanager (heard)
Sharp shinned hawk

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: Green Lawn Cemetery- Warblers, Vireos (51 species)
From: Anna Rose <annarose7 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:52:59 -0400
Hello, 
This morning at Green Lawn I saw a variety of interest species including 6 
species of Wood Warbler, 2 Species of Nuthatch, 3 species of Buteos, and 3 
Species of Vireos. Early in the morning was especially good birding. 




Total Time: 7:54-12:23pm
51 Species Total

Behind the Green Lawn Office (7:54 am)
(parking lot and office are on the right when you drive in)

1  Wood Thrush (singing) 
    American Robins
    White-throated Sparrows



Field Across From the Office

1  Field Sparrow
2  House Wrens 
2  Eastern Bluebirds 
Tree Swallows
Song Sparrows



"The Pit" (A small pond surrounded by brush and a bird feeder) 
It is located past the office and is the third or fourth right after the red 
road line veers left. 


1   Yellow Warbler
12 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3   Black-and-White Warbler
1   Blue-winged Warbler
1   Prothonotary Warbler
2   Eastern Phoebe 
2   Ruby-crowned Kinglets
2   Mallard
1   Canada Goose
2   Wood Duck
1   Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2   Red-bellied Woodpecker
2   Palm Warblers
1   Pine Siskin 
3   Chipping Sparrow
1   House Finch

Red-winged Blackbird
American Robins 
Cardinals
Blue Jays 
Mourning Dove



Wood Area with The Iron Bridge 
(south of "The Pit")

1 White-eyed Vireo (singing)
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Eastern Towhee 
1 Broad-winged Hawk 
1 Northern Flicker
... and a possible Catbird



North Eastern Quadrant

1  Baltimore Oriole (Singing from brush on Perimeter)
1  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Common Grackle
20+ White-throated Sparrow



Dispersed Throughout the Park

Turkey Vultures
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Ring-billed Gull
American Crow
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
Cooper/Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cardinals 
American Robins 
European Starlings 
White-breasted Nuthatches
Northern Mockingbirds
Eastern Bluebirds
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
White-throated Sparrow
Canada Goose
Blue Jay


-Anna Rose

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Subject: Little Blue Heron - Butler County
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:34:05 +0000
Daniel Delapp found an adult Little Blue Heron in breeding plumage today at 
Gilmore Ponds in Butler County. Seen from lookout closet to where the the heron 
and egrets nest. 


V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: Deer Creek Beach - Pickaway County - Willets, Caspian Terns
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:53:14 -0400
Today (4/25) at Deer Creek State Park Beach - 16 Willets, 2 Caspian Terns
seen between the times of 10:50-11:30 am.  When returned at noon the
Willets were still there with 5 CaspianTerns in spite of increased human
presence at the beach.  In the trees around the parking lot - Yellow
Warblers, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Palm Warbler, Warbling Vireo,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet as well as White-throated Sparrows.  One young
Killdeer seen in the parking lot.

At the Road 5 turn-around - Eastern Kingbird and Winter Wren as well as
before mentioned warblers.

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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County 4/25
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:49:18 +0000
I spent the morning birding the lane Road section of Lake Erie Bluffs Park in 
Lake County. The winds were calm to start with and changed to the east pretty 
quick. By 10;00 the winds were picking up out of the east quite a bit. The 
nearly constant east winds up here have really slowed things down. I did have a 
singing orange-crowned warbler. It was in the stretch of trail immediately 
north of the end of Lane Road. Migrants were low in numbers and seemed to be 
clustered in a few spots. There were a number of vultures moving when I left. 
Also moving were 9 sharp-shinned hawks, 1 broad-winged hawk, and a northern 
harrier. 



Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
Apr 25, 2016 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Light winds switched to the east around 8:30 and then picked up 
around 10:00, slowing down migration. 

64 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  11
Mallard  3
Red-breasted Merganser  19
Wild Turkey  2
Double-crested Cormorant  582
Great Blue Heron  9
Turkey Vulture  67
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  9
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  3
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  1
Bonaparte's Gull  39
Ring-billed Gull  311
Herring Gull  74
Caspian Tern  18
Mourning Dove  22
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  24
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  189
American Crow  22
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  34
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  52
Bank Swallow  11
Barn Swallow  9
swallow sp.  40
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  11
Eastern Bluebird  2
Hermit Thrush  5
American Robin  31
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  6
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  86
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Along the trail just north of the end of Lane Road. 
the bird was seen and heard. 

Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  37
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  42
Swamp Sparrow  6
Eastern Towhee  9
Northern Cardinal  24
Red-winged Blackbird  224
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  53
Brown-headed Cowbird  114
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  52
House Sparrow  2


John Pogacnik

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Subject: Columbus at Hayden Bridge area
From: "Gaunt, Sandra" <gaunt.2 AT OSU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:17:58 +0000
This am in my yard - 4 scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosebeak, 2 
black-throated green warblers and a singing red-eyed vireo. 


Sandy

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Subject: New Ohio Birding Drives and eBird Hotspots have been activated
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:55:38 -0400
​Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Several new Ohio Birding Drives have been added.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+Birding+Drives



Scioto County

Shawnee State Forest OOS Birding Drive (thanks to the Ohio Ornithological
Society for describing this drive)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shawnee+State+Forest+OOS+Birding+Drive

Shawnee State Forest Panoram Birding Drive


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shawnee+State+Forest+Panoram+Birding+Drive 




Geauga County (thanks to Matt Valenic for describing these drives)

Geauga County East Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Geauga+County+East+Birding+Drive

Geauga County West Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Geauga+County+West+Birding+Drive



Marion County

Big Island Wildlife Area Birding Drive

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Big+Island+Wildlife+Area+Birding+Drive



New eBird Hotspots include:

Franklin County

Alum Creek Trail--Sunbury Ridge Dr. to Airport Dr.


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Alum+Creek+Trail--Sunbury+Ridge+Drive+to+Airport+Drive 




Montgomery County

Wolf Creek Bikeway--Dull Woods

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Wolf+Creek+Bikeway--Dull+Woods



Scioto County

Shawnee State Forest--Forest Rd. 5

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shawnee+State+Forest--Forest+Road+5

Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio​

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Subject: Dickcissel, Stark Co.
From: Terry Sponseller <tsbs AT NEO.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:44:00 -0400
Incredibly, for the past four days, our small backyard in a residential 
neighborhood of Canton has hosted a male Dickcissel . Not only has he made 
frequent trips to feed, yesterday he sang often from the shrubs. 

Terry and Barb Sponseller


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Subject: Dublin,4-24:SpottyMigrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:45:25 -0400
I visited several park areas in this northwest Columbus suburb, focusing on the 
Scioto River Gorge and more isolated woodlots further west from there. Migrants 
were more concentrated in the Gorge parks (see note below), and tended towards 
temperate migrants. Notables included: 


Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 was calling at Trabue Preserve
Barred Owl - an adult was being harassed by jays & Robins at Twin Lakes 
Preserve 

Chimney Swifts - several areas, but rarely more than 1
Flycatchers - still just E.Phoebes here, but they were in many areas
Swallows - Tree, Rough-wing, Barn, Cliff. Most along River, especially around 
O'Shaughnessy Dam 

Wrens - House Wrens and Carolina Wrens widespread and singing
Gnatcatchers - still one of the most common migrants, often in double figures
Kinglets - much less common than prior week; all Ruby-crowns
Brown Thrasher - singing bird at Twin Lakes
Warblers - Yellow-rumps abundant, especially along river. Also had Parula, 
Yellow-throated (common), Pine, La.Waterthrush (in side ravine at north end of 
Amberleigh Park) 

Sparrows - many singing Chipping & Field, as well as small flocks of 
White-throated 


Several of the gorge forests had good flocks of migrants - mostly Yellow-rumps 
& White-throated Sparrows - while the isolated woodlots (Brandon Woods, Avery 
Park) had far fewer migrants. To test whether it was the size of the forest 
(the Gorge is a large forest block) or the state of the trees (the riparian 
forests of the Gorge are more leafed out than the upland forests of the 
woodlots), I checked a few parks along Indian Run (Coventry Woods & Trabue 
Preserve) and found increased numbers of migrants along the creek. So if you 
bird glaciated areas, you might want to focus your efforts in the next few days 
on riparian areas, as they appear to offer more bugs right now. 


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Subject: Tar Hollow area Sunday
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:48:23 -0400
The Darke County BIrders traveled to Tar Hollow and spent about 5 hours in
the area east of Chillicothe to Tar Hollow forest and state park area.

The bird list  (numbers of several heard birds are approx.)

Tar Hollow State Forest, Ross, Ohio, US
Apr 24, 2016 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Started in Chillicothe and drove to state forest and then
state park.  Stopped a few roads before forest.
64 species

Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  4
Blue-winged Teal  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  7
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  4
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  2
Solitary Sandpiper  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  3
White-eyed Vireo  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  5
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  12
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  8
Ovenbird  20  Heard everywhere.  No. could be higher.
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2  Two different sightings.
Kentucky Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
Hooded Warbler  9  Heard everywhere.  No. could be higher.
Northern Parula  4
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Yellow-throated Warbler  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  6
Field Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  8
Eastern Towhee  30  heard everywhere.  No. could be higher.
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Eastern Meadowlark  12
Common Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  8
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  21
House Sparrow  6

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Subject: Chimney swifts over Silver Lake this evening
From: Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:54:38 +0000
My FOY chimney swifts came over this evening.   Robins and cardinals still 
singing after 8PM.   Watched a nuthatch either building or  renovating a 
nest.  And the bats finally came by.  Nice evening. Ken Thompson  
(kth0mpsn AT yahoo.com) 

Silver Lake, OH


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Subject: Edgewater Park hawkwatch, Cuyahoga County
From: elfin <elfin_skimmer AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:10:18 -0400
Led a Cleveland Metroparks hawkwatch at Edgewater Park from 9:30 am to 1 pm -- 
highlights: 113 Broad-winged Hawks, 47 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 18 Cooper's Hawks, 
38 Red-tailed and 2 Red-shouldered Hawks, 3 Osprey, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Northern 
Harrier, 2 Peregrine Falcons. Birds were remarkably, ridiculously high and 
disrupted by an onshore north wind that ended up pushing kettles and streams 
inland after 12 pm. Great to finally score south-based winds, though, and a 
small flight. 


Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH
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Subject: Muskingum County
From: Ronald Huth <compteach62 AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:57:37 -0400
Catbirds and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are back / passing through.

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Subject: Berlin Lake 224 Causeway / Mahoning-Portage County Line
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:45:03 +0000
This morning, Sunday, about 10:15AM, rewarding birds were found at the US224 
Causeway at Berlin Lake. Highlights were 2 Red-throated Loons to the north in 
Mahoning County, and a gorgeous pair of Surf Scoters to the southwest in 
Portage County. 17 Common Loons were seen at various locations from the 
causeway, most in breeding plumage. Cliff Swallows have returned to their 
traditional Mahoning County nesting site under the causeway bridge. 150+ 
Bonaparte's Gulls were on the south side in one group on the water. The Osprey 
pair are back on their tower pole nest to the northeast. Other birds of 
interest were 4 Ruddy Ducks, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a pair of Hooded 
Mergansers. As the day progresses, numerous boats will become a problem for the 
birds. A scope is necessary at this birding site. For whatever reason, the 
access gates to The Berlin Lake Dam on Bonner Road were closed, even though a 
sign said they were to be open. As of yesterday we are back to our 
Mahoning-Columbiana County stomping grounds. 



Bob and Denise Lane / Damascus-Mahoning County

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Subject: Big Island Wildlife Area, Marion Ohio
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:16:04 -0400
Sick views of Sora over at the hunting blind on LaRue Prospect.  List from
yesterday below.  I posted a Sora pic on the Facebook Birding Ohio page.
Other migrants are popping up as well.  Waiting patiently for the
Protonotary Warblers to start singing. :-D

Happy Birding and God bless,

Steve J.
Big Island Wildlife Area--North of Larue-Prospect Rd., Marion, Ohio, US
Apr 23, 2016 4:05 PM - 6:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.4 42 species Canada Goose 100 Trumpeter Swan 1 Wood Duck 8 Mallard 4 Blue-winged Teal 2 Ring-necked Pheasant 1 Wild Turkey 1 Pied-billed Grebe 2 Double-crested Cormorant 30 American Bittern 1 Great Blue Heron 30 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 18 Bald Eagle 4 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Common Gallinule 8 American Coot 100 Killdeer 2 Ring-billed Gull 30 Mourning Dove 2 Barred Owl 1 Warbling Vireo 1 Blue Jay 2 American Crow 2 Purple Martin 18 Tree Swallow 30 Barn Swallow 10 House Wren 1 Marsh Wren 4 American Robin 2 European Starling 10 Yellow Warbler 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler 25 White-throated Sparrow 10 Song Sparrow 6 Swamp Sparrow 3 Northern Cardinal 2 Red-winged Blackbird 100 Rusty Blackbird 25 Common Grackle 15 Brown-headed Cowbird 30 American Goldfinch 8 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29152637 ______________________________________________________________________ Ohio-birds mailing list, a service of the Ohio Ornithological Society. Please consider joining our Society, at www.ohiobirds.org/site/membership.php. Our thanks to Miami University for hosting this mailing list. You can join or leave the list, or change your options, at: listserv.miamioh.edu/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=OHIO-BIRDS Send questions or comments about the list to: listowner AT ohiobirds.org
Subject: More Lousiana Waterthrushes
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:42:23 -0400
Hi,

Our survey hike was on the Baldwin properties of Holden this morning.  We
found 3 more Louisiana Waterthrushes.  One along the East Branch of the
Chagrin and two along Shadybrook. The latter runs mostly on clay and is
less preferred as habitat for Louisiana Waterthush here  on the front of
the Allegheny Plateau.

At this point, in the past 2 weeks we have found multiple Louisiana
Waterthrushes, on territory, in each of the major streams on Holden
property as follows:  East Branch of the Chagrin- 4, Pierson's Creek-2,
Shadybrook-2, Stebbins' Run 15.

Haans

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Subject: CVNP Recommendations?
From: Spencer Ryan <spencerryan AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:20:50 -0400
I'm taking the family to the CVNP today and will have at least a few hours to 
do some birding. Any specific hot spots right now? We'll have a quick soccer 
obligation in Richfield area, then on to CVNP. Early warblers would be ideal. 
Thanks in advance!! 


Spencer A Ryan

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Subject: Franklin Co. Cattle Egret 4/23/2016
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours AT AMERITECH.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 06:13:59 -0400
Stephen Bischoff found a Cattle Egret in among a small group of cows on West 
Case Rd. in Franklin Co. yesterday around 1:30. The bird was not present later 
in the afternoon. Believe me I searched; I even secured permission to enter 
private property (OSU) and scour the larger herd not visible from the street. 
Time to be checking favorite Cattle Egret locations to the north! 

Stephen sent a photo to me last night. Nice find by one of our fine Ohio Young 
Birders. 

Leslie
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Subject: Panhandle Road Shorebirds, Delaware Country
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:55:22 -0400
Panhandle Road is hosting a horde of Pectoral Sandpipers and both
Yellowlegs. Mostly leaders but some greaters. I conservatively estimate at
least 1000 shorebirds here this afternoon. Apart from Killdeer, I couldn't
pick out anything else. Best viewed from the southern dike with a high
powered scope. Also had all the swallows, chimney swifts, and calling Sora
and Virginia Rail.

Andy Sewell
Columbus Ohio

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Subject: Blacklick Metro Park Columbus, Oh Woodside Green
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:23:53 -0400
Blacklick Metro Park
Pine warblers , male and female
Blackburnian warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded warbler
Palm warbler
yellow rumped warblers

White eyed vireos
Blue headed vireos
Wood thrush
brown creeper
brown thrasher
blue gray gnatcatchers
ruby crowned kinglets
house wren
barred owls

Woodside Green (Gahanna)
Yellow throated warblers
Northern parula
prothonotary warbler
yellow rumped warbler

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Subject: DorrRun,Nelsonville,4-23:migrants
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:58:55 -0400
I tagged along with the Ohio Lepidopterists on a field trip to this part of the 
Wayne National Forest near Nelsonville, and the contrast with Columbus couldn't 
have been more stark. We hiked through a mix of ridges and valleys in the NE 
section of the Wayne National Forest, sharing the trail with quite a few ATVs. 
Despite this, many neotropical migrants are already on territory here, and a 2 
hour hike produced a good list, including 


Red-shouldered & Red-tailed Hawks
Chimney Swifts
Tree & Barn Swallows
Yellow-thr.Vireos (3-4 singing)
Wood Thrushes (2-3)
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-thr,Greens - 2
Black&White Warblers (8-9 singing)
Yellow-rumped Warblers - 15+
AmerRedstarts - 2
Ovenbirds - 8+ singing
La Waterthrush
Hooded Warblers - 5+
Scarlet Tanager - 2 singing

Butterflies weren't bad either, after the sun started beating back the clouds 
(around 11:30), with a list that included Falcate Orange-tip, 3 swallowtails 
(Tiger, Spicebush, Zebra), Henry's Elfin, Spring Azure, E.Tailed Blue, Silvery 
Blue, Red-banded Hairstreak, Pearl Crescent, Amer.Painted Lady, American Comma, 
MourningCloak, Gemmed Satyr, Carolina Satyr, Juvenal's Duskywing, and Sleepy 
Duskywing 


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Subject: Cuyahoga Chimney Swifts, Louisiana Waterthrush
From: Timothy Jasinski <tim.jasinski AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:41:02 -0400
Had 6 FOY Chimney Swifts circling above the Lake Erie Nature & Science
Center this after noon. Also had good numbers of White-throated Sparrows
and one Louisiana Waterthrush singing away down in the creek.

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Subject: BerlinerPark,Columbus,4-23:WarblingVireo,warblers
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:21:48 -0400
A quick sprint down the bikepath of this Columbus migrant trap this morning 
found a good wave of temperate migrants with a few early neotropicals. The list 
included: 


Chimney Swifts
Swallows - Tree, Rough-winged Barn
House Wrens - 6+
Gnatcatchers - one of the most common birds, 25+
Ruby-cr.Kinglets - 4
Brown Thrasher - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1 singing
Yellow-rumped Warblers - the most common migrant, 50+
Palm Warblers - 3
Pine Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Sparrows - Field, Chipping, Song, White-throateds (25+)

An Osprey was soaring & calling over the river, and one Bald Eagle was on the 
nest, so it was a very productive hour. 


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Subject: Chimney Swifts! in Columbus
From: Susanna Heideman <susanna AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:19:21 -0400
Two chimney swifts are circling overhead.  I heard their beloved twittering
a couple times before I could see them..



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus/Galloway/ Franklin County




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Subject: Bird walk with Bruce Simpson at Lake Hope SP/Zaleski SF (Vinton County, SE Ohio)
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan AT GLEISSBERG.ORG>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:48:03 -0400
The 1st bird walk as part of the Birds in the Hills Festival this weekend was 
led by Bruce Simpson, Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus. A 
group of 16 participants pooled in 5 cars birded at five locations along 
Baptist Chuch Road, Atkinson Ridge Road, and Hope-Moonville Road in Zaleski 
State Forest. 


I counted a total of 36 species, including an early morning stroll I took by 
myself. Bruce knows the area well and led us to experience 12 Wood Warblers! 


Happy Spring birding!

Stefan Gleissberg
Athens, Ohio
==

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus

Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Carolina Chickadee - Poecile carolinensis
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler - Setophaga citrina
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus
Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica
Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor

Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

 




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Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler Lucas Co info
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:43:15 -0400
Hey everyone,

Those who have been reporting Orange-crowned Warblers at Magee...where on
the boardwalk have they been located?

Thanks,

Steve J.

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Subject: 15 Louisiana Waterthrushes- Stebbin's Gulch
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:53:26 -0400
Hi,

Louisiana Waterthrushes were predominant on our survey hike in Stebbin's
Gulch this morning.  We found at least 15 individuals  and roughly
identified 7 territories.  At one point there were 4 individuals in a
single tree, involved in some sort of dispute.  It might have been a pair
from a side run  or  very late migrants trying to usurp an established
territory.

By the third week of April Louisiana Waterthrush is established on
territory across northern Ohio and we are on the northern edge of this
species breeding range.  Louisiana Waterthush prefers to make a living
along running water.  Clear running streams that run on bedrock or gravel
are ideal and Louisiana Waterthrush is a good indicator of water quality.
The density of one pair about every 300 meters is as good as it gets in
terms of stream quality.

We also had 4 Winter Wrens counter singing in the lower part of the gulch.
A Belted Kingfisher was another highlight along with Tufted Titmouse and
American Golden Finch.

Haans

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Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker
From: David Kersten <dave.n8auh AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:04:32 -0400
Red Headed Woodpecker at our peanut feeder this morning at Copeland Oaks in
Sebring.

--
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Subject: SharonWoods,Columbus,4-22:OrchardOriole,fewWarblers
From: rob thorn <robthorn AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 03:10:42 -0400
I stopped by this MetroPark wedged between north Columbus and Westerville, 
hoping for some early neotropical migrants. There was lots of bird activity 
around Shrock Lake and the nearby Thomas Trail, but most of it was temperate 
migrants, including lots of Gnatcatchers, kinglets, towhees, and sparrows 
(mostly Field, Song & White-throated). Best find was a male Orchard Oriole 
taking a bath in a trailside puddle. Warbler numbers were thin, but I did have 
singing Yellow-rumps, a Pine, and a Blackburnian in the forest. 


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Subject: Western Reserve Greenway [Trumbull County]
From: "J. Hochadel" <jahochadel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:19:28 -0400
This morning's five mile walk provided some interesting birds along the
bike trail. I tallied 42 species for the morning. There were quite a few
new arrivals, with a few surprises, and good numbers of several species.

*Highlights include:*
Green-winged Teal - 2 (a pair)
Blue-winged Teal - 2 males
Canada Goose - one of the nests recently hatched, as there were two adults
with 7 very yellow, fluffy goslings (looked like they were only a few days
old)
Cooper's Hawk - 1 (startled it - it was on/near a nest)
Northern Harrier - 1 (was being chased by a Red-tailed Hawk)
Wild Turkey - 5 (saw all five, two were calling to each other across the
trail)
Black-bellied Plover - 2 (feeding on the mudflats in a field)
Ruddy Turnstone - 2 (feeding on the mudflats in a field)
Wilson's Snipe - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
House Wren - 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 (all very vocal)
Hermit Thrush - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Yellow Warbler - 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Eastern Towhee - 17 (includes one pair that I watched for ~10 minutes)
Chipping Sparrow - 3
Field Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - bountiful, singing all along the trail (I should have
counted them...)
Swamp Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 32 (includes one flock of 14; many were singing)

I also had the pleasure of watching a female Red Fox with two playful
pups/kits. :D  They were only about 1/3 of her size, very fluffy, and full
of energy. This made my day. :)

Happy Earth Day,
Judy Hochadel

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Subject: Re: FOY MALE Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
From: Tom Dankowski <tadbaron99 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:11:42 -0400
FOY male rose breastfed gross beak this afternoon in Columbia Station. Such
a sweet looking bird. Welcome.
On Apr 22, 2016 6:06 PM, "Cheri Tindira"  wrote:

> Cuyahoga County, South-West Broadview Heights
>
> My White-throats seemed to have left,
> but I was happy to see my first male Grosbeak
> chowing down on sunflower seeds at the feeder
> as I started dinner.
>
> looks like migration is picking up!
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Cheri Tindira
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Subject: Wayne National Forest near Athens (SE Ohio)
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan AT GLEISSBERG.ORG>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:19:03 -0400
This morning I scouted for my field trip for the Birds in the Hills festival on 
Sunday (fully booked). I birded mostly around the intersection of New Floodwood 
Rd and Utah Ridge Rd between Nelsonville and Chauncey in the Wayne National 
Forest. In under three hours, I scored 34 species. 


I had eight warblers, seeing Cerulean, Black-throated Green, Yellow-rumped 
(Myrtle) in breeding plumage, Hooded and Blue-winged. And a singing 
Yellow-breasted Chat! Acoustically I could identify Ovenbird (several) and 
Prairie Warbler. I remained a little unsure about hearing a Worm-eating Warbler 
and Black-and-white Warbler, so I ended up not scoring them. 


A Summer Tanager was singing from a treetop, and I heard my FOY Wood Thrush. A 
pair of Blue-grey Gnatcatchers were building a nest. 


Checklist at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29126082

This is the time to get your warblers! They are here (most of them) and are not 
concealed yet much by tree leaves. 


Happy Spring Birding!

Stefan
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Subject: FOY MALE Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
From: Cheri Tindira <cab8038 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:51:24 -0400
Cuyahoga County, South-West Broadview Heights

My White-throats seemed to have left,
but I was happy to see my first male Grosbeak
chowing down on sunflower seeds at the feeder
as I started dinner.

looks like migration is picking up!

Good Birding,

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Subject: Two Willets - Greene Co.
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:30:48 +0000
Jacob R. And myself are currently watching two Willets at Oak Quarry Park in 
Greene Co. 


V/r

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Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: Ohio Birding Drives and new eBird Hotspots are active
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:20:52 -0400
I am in the process of adding a new feature, Ohio Birding Drives, to the
Ohio eBird Hotspot web site:

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+Birding+Drives

Ohio Birding Drives are routes for birding trips which can be accomplished
in *one day*, stopping to walk and bird at various eBird hotspots. For each
birding drive, a Google map is provided with the route and suggested stops
at eBird hotspots. You may save the link to the Google map on your smart
phone or tablet, or print a copy on paper to take with you. Links are
provided with more information about each eBird hotspot. Follow those links
for more information about birding each location.



I would appreciate feedback on this new feature -- suggestions of birding
drives in counties I have not visited and any additions or changes you
might suggest in any of the available drives. So far there are birding
drives in Adams, Ashland, Lawrence, Medina, and Wayne counties. I will post
links to new birding drives as they are developed.



Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Adams County

Chalet Nivale Preserve

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Chalet+Nivale+Preserve



Cuyahoga County

South Chagrin Reservation--Shadow Lake Trails


http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/South+Chagrin+Reservation--Shadow+Lake+Trails 




Fairfield County

Rock Mill Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Rock+Mill+Park



Scioto County

Shawnee State Forest--Forest Rd. 2

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shawnee+State+Forest--Forest+Road+2

Shawnee State Forest--Panoram Loop East

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shawnee+State+Forest--Panoram+Loop+East

Shawnee State Forest--Rocky Fork

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shawnee+State+Forest--Rocky+Fork



Vinton County

Zaleski State Forest--Big 4 Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Big+4+Road

Zaleski State Forest--Crow Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Crow+Road

Zaleski State Forest--Llewelyn Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Llewelyn+Road


​Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Subject: Pine Siskins at Medina County feeders
From: Helen Ostermiller <hostermiller AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:11:07 -0400
We've been enjoying 4 Pine Siskins at our feeders today.  Presumably, they
are en route to their breeding grounds.  It has been a number of years
since they've stopped in our yard.

Helen Ostermiller
Westfield Center

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Subject: First RT Hummingbird, Dayton area
From: Christine Hawley <cjhawley AT TWC.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:00:50 -0400
4/22/16: First Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male, seen at feeder this PM. 
Earliest sighting for our home, as previously 4/27 was the early date. Spring 
is here! 


Christine Hawley
Butler Township, (north of Dayton, south of Vandalia)
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Subject: Willet - Greene Co.
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:18:33 +0000
Sean Hollowell photographed a WILLET today 4/22/16 at Oaks Quarry Park in 
Greene County. 


V/r

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Greene Co. Ohio

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Subject: FOY Yellow warbler
From: Manon Van Schoyck <mvs AT OHIONATURE.ORG>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:19:43 -0400
Just heard my FOY Yellow warbler in the yard. Spring is springing.

 Manon VanSchoyck 

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Subject: Muskingum County arrivals
From: Robert Evans <benbovas AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:36:26 -0400
Jane and I took an Earth Day full-circuit hike around out property this
morning, ending in a light April rain. This is on our farm on Flint Ridge
in western Muskingum County, comprising 57 acres of hilltop pasture and
successional field, bordered by three forested ravines. It is not a migrant
trap of any sort, but it is a destination for numerous annual nesters. In
just the past three days there have been many arrivals.

Some highlights:

Warblers -
Louisiana waterthrush - I usually hear these by the second week of April,
but they seem a bit late this year, with the first heard Tuesday 4/19. Now
at least two territories in two separate ravines.
Ovenbird - first heard Wednesday, this morning at least one was withing
hearing almost all the time. I would guess four territories.
Yellow-rumped - a small flock passing through this morning.
Redstart - first of season, singing high in the trees in the deepest, most
easterly ravine, near "Valhalla Falls."

Thrushes - of course bluebirds and robins have been around all winter, but
wood thrushes first heard Wednesday evening, and now their voices fill the
forest... always delightful.

Scarlet tanager - I heard my season's first this morning, singing its raspy
recitative in the treetops at the northeast corner, a usual nesting area.

House wren - I heard my first of season this morning, although I noticed
some broken sparrow eggs in the pasture yesterday, so they may have been
here for a day or two.

Migrant sparrows - Our field and chipping sparrows have been here for a
while now. But both Tuesday and Wednesday a minor flock of both
white-throated and white-crowned moved through, their voices announcing
their passage.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Subject: Columbus Audubon April 26 program - all welcome!
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:08:32 -0400
COLUMBUS AUDUBON Monthly Program





April 26th: "Native Plants and Why They Are Important". Former Ohio First
Lady, Hope Taft.



     Columbus Audubon is honored to present Hope Taft, former First Lady of
Ohio, who will talk about her work promoting the benefits of native plants
and gardening. Mrs. Taft, served as Ohio's First Lady from 1999- 2007. She
focused on promoting positive youth development, alcohol and other drug
prevention and community volunteerism during her tenure. She transformed the
Governor's Residence into a Living Museum to preserve the property's rich
heritage and created a showcase of artistic, industrial, political,
geological and horticultural histories of Ohio for educational purposes.
This project includes the Ohio Heritage Garden, Ohio's botanical garden of
native plants, designed to replicate the major ecosystems of the state. She
still oversees the garden's development and maintenance as chair of the
Heritage Garden Committee of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence
and Heritage Garden, a non-partisan, non-profit organization and leads over
100 volunteers to help maintain it on a yearly basis.

     Mrs. Taft is an honorary Master Gardener and an Ohio Certified
Volunteer Naturalist. She has been trained for and taught the Landscape for
Life program developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center, the U.S.
Botanical Garden and the American Society of Landscape Architects.



     The April 26th Columbus Audubon meeting is also the Annual Membership
Meeting, members will vote on trustee positions for a three-year term to
begin July 1, 2016. Details will be posted on the Columbus Audubon website.



     Conservation Spotlight: Tom Sheley will share his insights on our
annual Birdathon and its importance to Columbus Audubon and the birding
community. If you haven't yet joined a team or would like to get inspired to
pledge a donation, you won't want to miss Tom's presentation!



     Columbus Audubon, with over 3,000 members, is one of the largest local
Audubon chapters in the nation. Columbus Audubon offers a variety of
opportunities for members and other nature enthusiasts to learn about and
enjoy all wildlife with an emphasis on birds. CA meets at the Grange
Insurance Audubon Center in the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park, 505 West Whittier
Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Free monthly programs on the fourth Tuesday of
each month, September through April, begin with refreshments at the new time
of 6:45pm, announcements at 7:00pm and the Conservation Corner at 7:15pm
followed by the main program at 7:30pm. Go to
http://www.columbusaudubon.org/ for more information. Arrive by 6:30pm and
take our monthly bird quiz and enter a drawing for a prize.



Visit our calendar of events to join us on adventures till we meet again in
September for a monthly program.






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Subject: Delaware County Bird Club April 25th program - all welcome
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails AT COLUMBUS.RR.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:53:28 -0400
Guests welcomed and expected!





Vol. 30  No. 8                                             Delaware County
Bird Club Newsletter
April  2016






DCBC PROGRAMS - SAME GREAT PROGRAMS, NEW VENUE



     The Delaware County Bird Club meetings and program presentations take
place on the fourth Monday of each month, September through April, except in
November and December when they are held on alternate days to accommodate
the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. And beginning with the meeting on
September 28th, 2015, the club will hold programs in the lodge at Deer Haven
Preserve at 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware OH, 43015.

     Deer Haven Preserve is part of Preservation Parks of Delaware County
and is less than 5 miles south of the club's old venue at Ohio Wesleyan
University. As in the past, conversation and refreshments begin at 7:00 PM;
the meetings and programs start at 7:30 PM. Meeting dates can also be found
on the Preservation Parks Calendar at this link:
http://www.preservationparks.com/events-calendar/



DCBC PROGRAMS FOR SPRING



April 25th: "eBird: More than a Bird Nerd's Addiction". Adriana Losey and
Bryan Sharp.



     The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird project has taken off over the
past few years and with the recent launching of updated mobile apps, the
sky's the limit. eBird is easily the largest citizen science project in the
world, allowing thousands upon thousands of "weekend warrior" biologists to
contribute to a better understanding of birds, including their habitats and
migrations. Users of eBird can analyze these data and search for trends in
bird movements, or simply find the best places to look for our feathered
friends. The program keeps your life list in a very user-friendly format,
and, for those who love competition, compares your lists to other bird nerds
in your area. Perhaps the most important aspect of the software is that it
promotes avian conservation.  The more people who use it, the more people
there are who are learning about birds and, at least inadvertently, about
their status locally and even worldwide. A good example of the latter is
Noah Strycker's recent World Big Year during which he promoted eBird to
those he met along the way. We hope that you are able to join us in an
evening of exploring the features of this multi-faceted project and become
an addict, or even more addicted, by the close of the program.



     Bryan Sharp's love of birds began with his first pet parakeet. More
birds followed and the love of all things wild was fostered by PBS shows
like "Nature" and "Wild America". When the time to choose a college major
came to pass, Zoology was the choice. A visit to his home in High Point, NC
by one Dr. Edward H. Burtt, Jr. secured the decision for where to study that
degree.  Bryan's step into formal Ornithology had begun. His interest in the
less formal sport of birding grew tremendously upon teaching ornithology and
birding techniques to children at a summer camp after graduating from OWU. A
Master's degree in biology focused on brood parasitism of Brown-headed
Cowbirds on Least Bell's Vireos followed, as did a trip around the world to
see birds and much more. Bryan has banded numerous songbirds and a few
raptors and has been a volunteer trail guide and bird walk leader in San
Diego, CA and Durango, Mexico. He enjoys sharing his love of birds with
anyone who will listen.

     Adriana Losey is a 12 year-old Ohio Young Birder Club member who has
been watching birds from her window for as long as she can remember. She
officially started birding on April 26th, 2012 when she watched "The Big
Year" with her mom. She has kept a list ever since and has studied her
guides front to back. Over the summer she participated in a bird banding
program and learned a lot about breeding birds and what birds breed in
fields and field/tree edges in the summer. She loves helping people find and
identify birds and is willing to help anyone!



Special thanks to our newsletter editor Christine Voice.  If you wish to
receive the newsletter in its entirety, please email Christina Voise
cdvoise AT gmail.com


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Subject: Re: FW: Big Week of Birding in Butler County
From: Mary Warren <windbird AT BEX.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:15:35 -0400
Thanks for this post Casey. A great line up........I would really like to 
attend some of them. 


Sent from my iPod

> On Apr 21, 2016, at 6:13 PM, Casey Tucker  wrote:
> 
> Hi Folks,
> I'm passing this announcement along for birders who are looking for fun 
opportunities this spring, or just want to avoid the crowded craziness and 
commercialism of other birding events. I think many of you would be surprised 
by the little gems of habitat and cool birds that can be found in Butler 
County, and nearby Hamilton County. 

> Hope you'll consider attending!
> Casey Tucker
> Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:21:25 -0400
> Subject: Big Week of Birding in Butler County
> From: jmichael AT amvohio.org
> To: jmichael AT amvohio.org
> 
> Hello again, birders and nature lovers!Things do happen fast this time of 
year. Migrants are coming through and we need to get out in the field. With 
that in mind, MetroParks of Butler County again presents the Big Week of 
Birding in Butler County, co-sponsored this year by Audubon Miami 
Valley.Highlighting many of the outstanding properties within Butler 
MetroParks, the Big Week includes guided field trips to fourteen different 
sites. It begins on Saturday April 30 at the 4-Mile Creek / Davidson Woods 
MetroPark and concludes one week later at Voice of America and Gilmore. It’s 
a fantastic opportunity see lots of bird species during spring migration while 
also experiencing some of the best natural areas Butler County has to 
offer.Here’s the complete Big Week Schedule:April 30th Saturday3-5 PM4-Mile 
Creek MetroPark / Davidson Woods4-Mile Creek MetroPark 

> Davidson Woods
> Pre-registration required
> Will meet at a Hamilton locationMay 1st Sunday7-9 AMChrisholm MetroPark- 
Woodsdale ParkChrisholm MetroPark 

> Woodsdale Regional
> 1917 Woodsdale Rd.
> Trenton OH 45067May 2nd Monday7:30-9:30 AMDudley WoodsWm. & Cora Dudley Woods
> 5591 Hankins Rd.
> Liberty Twnshp, OH 45044May 2nd Monday6:30-8:30 PMIndian Creek 
MetroParkIndian Creek MetroPark 

> 6500 Springfield Rd.
> Oxford, OH 45056May 3rd Tuesday7:30-9:30 AMHueston Woods State Park Banding 
StationHueston Woods State Park Banding Station 

> 6301 Park Office Rd.
> College Corner, OH 45003May 3rd Tuesday6:30-8:30 PMForest Run MetroParkForest 
Run MetroPark 

> 1976 Timberman Rd.
> Hamilton OH 45013May 4th Wednesday7:30-9:30 AMRentschler Forest 
MetroParkRentschler Forest MetroPark 

> 5701 Reigart Rd.
> Hamilton OH 45011May 4th Wednesday6:30-8:30 PMRiverside Natural Area 
(Hamilton)Riverside Natural Area 

> 2451 Fairview Ave.
> Hamilton OH 45015May 5th Thursday7:30-9:30 AMSalamander RunSalamander Run
> Pre-registration required
> Meet up location given after registrationMay 5th Thursday6:30-8:30 PM4-Mile 
Creek MetroPark / Antenen4-Mile Creek MetroPark Antenen Preserve 

> 2385 Treiber Rd. (St. Clair Township)
> Hamilton OH 45011May 6th Friday7:30-9:30 AMGovernor Bebb MetroParkGov. Bebb 
MetroPark 

> 1979 Bebb Park Ln.
> Okeana, OH 45053May 6th Friday6:30-8:30 PMFernald Nature PreserveFernald 
Nature Preserve 

> 7400 Willey Rd.
> Hamilton OH 45013May 7th Saturday7:30 AM-12 PMFinale at Voice of America & 
Gilmore MetroParksVoice of America and Gilmore MetroParks 

> Meet at 7850 VOA Park Dr.
> West Chester, OH 45069The schedule of events is also available at 
http://www.yourmetroparks.net/documents/generalinfo/441.pdf.More details about 
each outing, and registration forms, are at 
http://reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs/. All of these field trips are 
free, but a Motor Vehicle Permit is required at MetroParks locations. The 
Permit is free to Butler County residents; for non-residents it’s $5/Daily, 
$10/annually. Note that registration is required for some of the trips.Each 
month between September and June, Audubon Miami Valley sponsors a field trip to 
a regional site of special interest. All are welcome on AMV field trips. More 
information is available at http://amvohio.org/events/field-trips/. Please join 
us for as much of the Big Week as you can! Feel free to redistribute this 
message to others who might have an interest. 

> 
> Jim Michael
> Field Trip Coordinator
> Audubon Miami Valley
> 819 Oak Street
> Oxford, Ohio 45056
> 513 523-3129
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Subject: Sora at Old Woman Creek (Erie County)
From: tom eshelman <tomeshelman AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:20:40 +0000
The sora was near reeds a little north of the estuary overlook at 4:30 PM 
Wednesday. 


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Subject: Blue-winged and Yellow Warblers {Trumbull County]
From: "J. Hochadel" <jahochadel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:34:52 -0400
While I was working outside this morning, a Yellow Warbler and a
Blue-winged Warlber were singing in the trees along the fence line behind
my barn. A Warbling Vireo was singing across the street in a small woodlot
(they have nested there for many years, now). Eastern Tufted Titmouse (2),
Song Sparrows (3), Chipping Sparrows(2) and American Goldfinches (2) were
all in full song most of the day. It's wonderful to hear the birds singing
again. :)

Judy Hochadel
Champion Twp.

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Subject: FW: Big Week of Birding in Butler County
From: Casey Tucker <tuckercasey AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:13:35 -0400
Hi Folks,
I'm passing this announcement along for birders who are looking for fun 
opportunities this spring, or just want to avoid the crowded craziness and 
commercialism of other birding events. I think many of you would be surprised 
by the little gems of habitat and cool birds that can be found in Butler 
County, and nearby Hamilton County. 

Hope you'll consider attending!
Casey Tucker
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:21:25 -0400
Subject: Big Week of Birding in Butler County
From: jmichael AT amvohio.org
To: jmichael AT amvohio.org

Hello again, birders and nature lovers!Things do happen fast this time of year. 
Migrants are coming through and we need to get out in the field. With that in 
mind, MetroParks of Butler County again presents the Big Week of Birding in 
Butler County, co-sponsored this year by Audubon Miami Valley.Highlighting many 
of the outstanding properties within Butler MetroParks, the Big Week includes 
guided field trips to fourteen different sites. It begins on Saturday April 30 
at the 4-Mile Creek / Davidson Woods MetroPark and concludes one week later at 
Voice of America and Gilmore. Its a fantastic opportunity see lots of bird 
species during spring migration while also experiencing some of the best 
natural areas Butler County has to offer.Heres the complete Big Week 
Schedule:April 30th Saturday3-5 PM4-Mile Creek MetroPark / Davidson Woods4-Mile 
Creek MetroPark 

Davidson Woods
Pre-registration required
Will meet at a Hamilton locationMay 1st Sunday7-9 AMChrisholm MetroPark- 
Woodsdale ParkChrisholm MetroPark 

Woodsdale Regional
1917 Woodsdale Rd.
Trenton OH 45067May 2nd Monday7:30-9:30 AMDudley WoodsWm. & Cora Dudley Woods
5591 Hankins Rd.
Liberty Twnshp, OH 45044May 2nd Monday6:30-8:30 PMIndian Creek MetroParkIndian 
Creek MetroPark 

6500 Springfield Rd.
Oxford, OH 45056May 3rd Tuesday7:30-9:30 AMHueston Woods State Park Banding 
StationHueston Woods State Park Banding Station 

6301 Park Office Rd.
College Corner, OH 45003May 3rd Tuesday6:30-8:30 PMForest Run MetroParkForest 
Run MetroPark 

1976 Timberman Rd.
Hamilton OH 45013May 4th Wednesday7:30-9:30 AMRentschler Forest 
MetroParkRentschler Forest MetroPark 

5701 Reigart Rd.
Hamilton OH 45011May 4th Wednesday6:30-8:30 PMRiverside Natural Area 
(Hamilton)Riverside Natural Area 

2451 Fairview Ave.
Hamilton OH 45015May 5th Thursday7:30-9:30 AMSalamander RunSalamander Run
Pre-registration required
Meet up location given after registrationMay 5th Thursday6:30-8:30 PM4-Mile 
Creek MetroPark / Antenen4-Mile Creek MetroPark Antenen Preserve 

2385 Treiber Rd. (St. Clair Township)
Hamilton OH 45011May 6th Friday7:30-9:30 AMGovernor Bebb MetroParkGov. Bebb 
MetroPark 

1979 Bebb Park Ln.
Okeana, OH 45053May 6th Friday6:30-8:30 PMFernald Nature PreserveFernald Nature 
Preserve 

7400 Willey Rd.
Hamilton OH 45013May 7th Saturday7:30 AM-12 PMFinale at Voice of America & 
Gilmore MetroParksVoice of America and Gilmore MetroParks 

Meet at 7850 VOA Park Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069The schedule of events is also available at 
http://www.yourmetroparks.net/documents/generalinfo/441.pdf.More details about 
each outing, and registration forms, are at 
http://reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs/. All of these field trips are 
free, but a Motor Vehicle Permit is required at MetroParks locations. The 
Permit is free to Butler County residents; for non-residents its $5/Daily, 
$10/annually. Note that registration is required for some of the trips.Each 
month between September and June, Audubon Miami Valley sponsors a field trip to 
a regional site of special interest. All are welcome on AMV field trips. More 
information is available at http://amvohio.org/events/field-trips/. Please join 
us for as much of the Big Week as you can! Feel free to redistribute this 
message to others who might have an interest. 


Jim Michael
Field Trip Coordinator
Audubon Miami Valley
819 Oak Street
Oxford, Ohio 45056
513 523-3129
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