Full Circle, Fifty Years
Muskingham County birder Bob Evans tells us how a Hooded Warbler brought him to birding -- and how each spring's warblers bring him back.
Ohio Young Birder on the ABA Blog
The Eyrie, the American Birding Association's blog for young birders, featured a post on April 23 entitled A Taste of Spring written by Nathan Martineau. Although Nathan is from "that state up north," he is a member of the Ohio Young Birders Club. Nathan's very supportive parents bring him to central Ohio for most of our chapter's OYBC events!
Having a post on the ABA blog is quite an honor for Nathan -- we're glad to have him as one of our own.
Ottawa NWR Auto Tour, Bus Trips
The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Ohio has announced an expanded spring schedule for their popular Auto Tours. On Auto Tour dates, visitors can drive through areas of the refuge normally closed to the public. Auto Tours can provide some of the best birding in the area, as well as opportunities for other wildlife viewing.
Auto Tours begin at the visitor center parking lot and follow a seven mile route. You can find a complete list of dates for Auto Tours at the refuge website.
Ohio Young Birder Makes the News
East Toledo's Press has a nice article about a North Ridgeville, Ohio Young Birder in their online edition. It makes for an interesting read and might give you some idea of what our very own Central Ohio Young Birders find so interesting.
ONE Photography Workshop
Our friends at Ohio Nature Education are sponsoring a Wildlife Photography Workshop on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 to 11:00 am at the William C. Kraner Nature Center in Newark.
Control but is limited to 25 participants, and there is a $50 fee.
Audubon Strategic Plan Emphasizes Flyways
National Audubon is implementing a reorganization that will recognize the importance of flyways for bird conservation. This will help focus on the reality that political boundaries are of no concern to birds but that habitat—for summering, migrating, and wintering birds—is central to their success and our enjoyment of them.