2021 Columbus CBC Gathers Up the Strays
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2021 Columbus CBC Gathers Up the Strays

On December 19, 88 observers sponsored by Columbus Audubon spent the day counting birds in different areas of Columbus in the Christmas Bird Count.  Relatively mild weather reduced the numbers of waterfowl, but allowed a good diversity of dabbling ducks to linger.   The effects on landbirds were even more striking, with large numbers of fruit-eaters…

2020 Columbus CBC Ends Weird Year on Positive Note

2020 Columbus CBC Ends Weird Year on Positive Note

Count Summary On December 20, 78 observers sponsored by CAS spent the day counting birds in different areas of Columbus, in a socially-distanced fashion!  Unlike the prior year, we had cold enough weather to drive in a good diversity of waterfowl, but not cold enough to kill off quite a few unusual landbird stragglers. Twenty-seven…

2019 Columbus CBC Pushes through Slow Day

2019 Columbus CBC Pushes through Slow Day

Count Summary On December 15, 72 observers sponsored by CAS spent the day counting birds in different areas of Columbus. Relatively mild weather reduced the numbers of waterfowl, and a November freeze appeared to suppress numbers of lingering land birds. Fifteen teams were still able to push up totals of 74 species and 40,078 individual…

Winter Birding

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; there’s still plenty of life, and birding, in Ohio. Here’s a shortened list of several things to keep you birding into the cold months. 1.  Waterbirds.  As our winters…