OBCI "Lunch with the Birds" Webinar: Wednesday, March 18
The next Lunch with the Birds Webinar will be at noon on Wednesday, March 18, when Tom Barlett presents Bird Banding: A Tool for Studying Ohio's Birds. Tom is a Master Bird Bander who has worked for years in Seneca County in northwest Ohio.
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Take on the Rusty Blackbird Challenge!
Rusty Blackbirds have experienced an 85-99% population drop in the last half-century. Over the last 15 years, research on Rusty breeding and wintering ecology has allowed us to develop conservation strategies to protect this vulnerable species. But many questions still remain, and Rusty Blackbird migration habits are largely a mystery. Are there hot spots where many Rusties congregate during migration? Are similar migratory stopover areas used by Rusties each year, and are these areas protected? You can help find out!
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Native Cavity Nester Workshops March 14
Columbus Audubon's Darlene Sillick and Paula Ziebarth, our Ohio Bluebird Society Area contacts and official "bluebird ladies", will present Native Cavity Nester workshops on Saturday March 14, 2015. The events will be held at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio.
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Download Audubon Prints for Free
"White Heron" by John James AudubonHave you ever wanted to see a collection of Audubon's famous paintings of the birds of North America? John James Audubon’s Birds of America comes to life in a vibrant digital library on Audubon’s new website. You can enjoy and download free high-resolution versions of all 435 prints. Share these beautiful watercolors with your network and spread the legacy of Audubon’s namesake and inspiration.
An Interview with Doug Wynn
A video interview with Doug Wynn, our January speaker and well-known Ohio herpetologist, is available here on Vimeo. (Warning: this interview starts with a closeup of a Timber Rattlesnake. Snake-phobic viewers should be prepared!) Interviews with Columbus Audubon speakers are conducted by members of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Young Birders Club.
New Audubon Web Site
National Audubon has launched its new Web site and it is a stunner! The new Web site has tremendous graphics; it's fun just to go to the home page, which has frequently updated bird photos.
Of particular interest to bird lovers is the new "Birds" section. It includes descriptions and photos of all common North American birds, with with commentary by Ohio's own Kenn Kaufman. Just go to www.audubon.org, click on "Birds" in the menu at the top of the page, and enjoy!