Rare Birds from the Far North
You may have seen recent reports of several Snowy Owls in Ohio. At least four of these magnificent white birds of prey have been seen in the Cleveland area, and we have a report of one well to the south. Apparently these are only the first of what may turn out to be a number of avian invaders from Canada.
Another Successful OYBC Annual Conference
The 7th annual Ohio Young Birders Conference was held at the Toledo Zoo on November 2. Our very own Central Ohio Chapter member Elijah Martineau has written a conference report that you can view online. You also can view a photo gallery from the conference.
2014 Vernal Pool Workshops
The 2014 Vernal Pool Workshop offered by the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is open for registration!
The workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about vernal pools and the fascinating creatures that use them. The workshop in Central Ohio will be held at the Stratford Ecological Center on March 22, 2014.
You can learn more about the workshop or register at the OEC Web site.
The Million Dollar Duck
If you have ever wanted to be involved in the making of a movie, here's your chance!
Brian Davis, an independent producer, is producing a documentary about the making of the Federal Duck Stamp. The film already is in production, but Mr. Davis is seeking small contributions – typically $5-$20 – to complete the work.
Columbus Audubon's EcoWeekend event next May will feature animals -- and humans -- from the Columbus Zoo!
Get out those 2014 calendars and save the dates for EcoWeekend: May 2-4, 2014. Join us for another spectacular weekend in the Hocking Hills. EcoWeekend is an affordable opportunity to enjoy Ohio's beauty while learning about nature from experienced program leaders. Adult and family programs are offered Friday evening through Sunday noon, with special youth programs on Saturday. Come prepared to learn as our expert consultants share their knowledge about the natural world!
Ohio Avian Research Conference Results
Columbus Audubon was proud to help sponsor the first Ohio Avian Research Conference, held on October 19 at Denison University. Read on for a brief report on the conference.
Columbus Zoo Sandhill Cranes Trip
The Columbus Zoon and Aquarium is offering its first trip focused on birding in the USA to see Sandhill Cranes!
Many of us have taken the short trip to Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Refuge in Indiana to see the spectacular gathering of Sandhill Cranes which occurs there each fall. This coming spring, the Zoo will offer a small group trip to Grand Island, Nebraska to become immersed in the spring northward migration of more than 500,000 Cranes. The trip will be led by long-time Columbus Audubon member and trustee, Barbara Revard.