Kestrel Nesting Report, 2012
Dick Tuttle has just filed a report on his work with nesting kestrels in southern Delaware County this past summer. Despite some odd weather, his nest boxes once again produced a good crop of our smallest falcons. Look in the Conservation section of this Web site or just click here to read Dick's latest report.
Don't forget that Dick will be the featured speaker at the Columbus Audubon monthly program on Tuesday, October 23.
Dr Bernard Master Hits Birding Goal
Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Master, longtime Audubon member, has reached a significant -- and rather amazing -- birding goal. We just received word that on September 11, during a trip to China, he saw a Pink-tailed Bunting at Menyen Preserve, Quighai at 11,800 feet. That sighting makes Bernie only the third American to see at least one representative species from all two-hundred twenty-seven (227) families of birds in the world. (Clements checklist as updated by Cornell University, August 2011.)
Congratulations, Bernie, and continued good birds!
Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest Winner
The photo of a Black-capped Chickadee submitted by wildlife enthusiast Bruce DiVaccaro of Sheffield Village, stood out as a winner for the fourth annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest. The first place photo will appear on the 2013 Legacy Stamp, which goes on sale March 1, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Interior Department Plan for Alaska National Petroleum Reserve
Ohio Endangered Species List Updated
The Ohio Division of Wildlife has released an update to Ohio's Endangered Species List. The update contains both good news and bad news: for example, Osprey and Bald Eagle were both removed from the list because they have done well in the past five years, while Upland Sandpiper has been listed as endangered in Ohio.
Read on for the entire press release describing the changes.
Allegheny Hawk Watch Trip
Olentangy River Transformation at OSU
Jay Kasey, Senior Vice President, Administration and Planning at The Ohio State University, announced that work will begin very soon on the Olentangy River Restoration Project. This project will involve removal of the Fifth Street Dam, which will restore a more natural flow to the Olentangy near the OSU campus.