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October 21, 2020
White-crowned Sparrow - Photo Wendy Miller

Quieter Skies for Urban Birds

How the Lockdown Helped to Expose the Effects of Noise Pollution on Birdsong In last month’s Song Sparrow, I wrote about the impact of light pollution […]
October 20, 2020
Prothonotary Warbler right - Photo Earl Harrison

Prothonotary Warbler Adventures: 2020

The quest to attract nesting “golden swamp warblers” starts with re-establishing their nesting structures at two locations, Alum Creek Lake near Kilbourne, Ohio, and along the […]
October 15, 2020
Calamus Group Photo

Calamus Swamp Work Days

We have another Calamus Swamp work day coming up on November 14th to finish some repair work on the boardwalks and cut back/treat invasive plants. We will maintain social distancing - please plan to wear masks and we will have plenty of hand sanitizer available.
October 14, 2020
Natives in Harmony

Native Plants Backyard Challenge

Looking for a new project for your yard that the whole family can enjoy?  Columbus Audubon and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC) have teamed up […]
October 5, 2020
Rocky Fork Metro Park Wetland - Photo Kim Martin

Great Lakes Wetlands That Birds Love (and Need)

Here in Ohio, we know all about Great Lakes wetlands: in northwest Ohio, the wetlands along Lake Erie are a bird (and birders) paradise. But other […]
September 27, 2020

Successful Workday at Calamus Swamp

Columbus Audubon volunteers had a terrific day on Saturday, September 19, at Calamus Swamp!  Our hard-working crew of 17 people worked on the boardwalk, repairing some […]
September 27, 2020
Red-breasted Merganser - Photo Mick Thompson

Icebreaker Project: Audubon’s Position

In light of recent actions by the Ohio Power Siting Board, Audubon Great Lakes reaffirmed its position on the “Icebreaker” wind energy project. Audubon’s wind energy […]
September 22, 2020
Long-eared Owl Closeup - Photo Earl Harrison

Wintering Owl Research in Central Ohio

Do you know -- or suspect -- where owls are wintering in your area? Please help Dr Blake Mathys with his wintering owl documentation project.
September 20, 2020
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

Swift Nights Out: September 11 – 13, 2020

Swift Night Out is the weekend for official counts of roosting Chimney Swifts. The swifts provide a spectacle as they swirl in the air, only to drop into a chimney for the night. The counts help scientists to follow swift populations.