Rob Thorn

December 3, 2019
Long-tailed Duck - Photo Earl Harrison

Winter Birding

It’s late November. The leaves are (mostly) down. Fall migration is (mostly) done. Do you pack up your binoculars or book that ticket to Texas? Wait; […]
October 17, 2019
Hooded Merganser - Photo Paul Albertella

The Hidden Dimensions of Fall Migration

Do you think that "the fall migration" is finished by early October? Rob Thorn discusses why it might not be -- and why it's not "the" migration.
August 19, 2019
Upland Sandpiper - Photo Earl Harrison

Muddy Future: Central Ohio Shore-birding

It’s early September, do you know where your shorebirds are? Sometimes it seems like the phrases ‘central Ohio’ and ‘shorebirds’ never really belong together. We’ve had […]
May 27, 2019

Ohio Flycatchers: A Success Story

While I walked the boardwalk at Magee Marsh in early May, marveling at the beauty of wood warblers, I was struck by the absence of flycatchers.  […]
February 1, 2019
Gadwall Lifting Off - Photo Kev Chapman

2018 Columbus CBC Beset by Strange Weather Cycles

Count Summary On December 16, 74 observers sponsored by Columbus Audubon spent the day counting birds in different areas of Columbus.  Relatively mild weather reduced the […]