Upcoming Program: Tuesday, September 23
In 2013 Boston birder Neil Hayward suffered a devastating bout of the Big Year. The temporary insanity resulted in almost 250,000 miles of travel, taking him to the remote corners of this continent: Barrow in the frozen north; the Dry Tortugas, dangling off the Florida Keys to the south; Newfoundland, poking out to the east; and tiny Adak, adrift in the volcanic Aleutian chain of the west. And a place they call New Jersey. By year's end, he'd netted some 750 species of bird and quite possibly set a new ABA Big Year record. Please join us as Neil takes a Big Year, applies cutting-edge high pressure technology, and condenses it into a Big Hour! You will hear about exotic birds, remote places, volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more! Government health warning: Big Years can be contagious. High pressure technology not previously tested.
Submit Your Big Year Questions!
The Columbus Audubon "Short Program" on Tuesday, September 23, features Ohio Big Year biders Dan Sanders and Jay Lehman answering your questions. If you have a question for Dan or Jay about their Big Year experiences, please click here to send it to us. We'll see you at the program on September 23!
Audubon Guide to Hawk Watching
As we enter the fall season, you might be interested in watching migrating birds of prey – hawks and eagles. Our friend Kenn Kaufman wrote an article on where to watch Hawks for Audubon magazine a couple of years ago. This very helpful article still is available online at the Audubon magazine website.
Cornell Lab Grants for Bird-Friendly Classrooms
Our friends at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have a deal for teachers who are interested schoolyard habitats! They will be able to distribute window bird feeders to 10,000 teachers! In addition, they are offering 25 teachers schoolyard habitat improvement grants. Finally, they have binoculars to give away for classroom use.
CA 2014 - 2015 Programs Schedule
Now you can download a complete list of our regularly-scheduled public programs to view or print. Please check this Web site or our Facebook page periodically, as we plan to add some special programs thorughout the season as well!
Kenn Kaufman on Shorebird Migration
Columbus Audubon members who love shorebirds– and what birder can resist them? – will want to check out Kenn Kaufman's article on the timing of shorebird migration.
We already are through a significant part of the shorebirds migration this year, but there's still plenty to go. Thanks to Kenn for such a comprehensive guide to help us out! While you're at it, check out the Introduction to Shorebirds right here on the Columbus Audubon website.
Take Flight!: Register for 5K Run/Walk
Registration for Take Flight! Fast as a Falcon -- Columbus Audubon's inaugural 5K run/walk -- is now open. The event is designed for serious runners (and not-so-serious ones, too) and walkers and will take place on Satuday, November 8, at the Grange Insuarnce Audubon Center/Scioto-Audubon Metro Park. All money raised goes to support Columbus Audubon.
Want to run or walk but don't know what to do with the kids? No problem: we have a kid care facility on site. Your kids can build a birdhouse while you do the course.
We are working with Premier Races to organize the event. Learn more or register online now at their Web site. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Columbus State Community College, the Home Depot Foundation, and Whole Foods Market.