Red-bellied Woodpecker - Earl Harrison

Avid Birders Schedule: 2014 – 2015

Here are the Saturday dates for Avid Birders outings for the coming year. The exact destinations will in most cases be decided a day or two ahead of time to take advantage of the best birding possibilities. Members on our email list will get notifications of the plans by the preceding Thursday whenever possible. Unusual outings—ones that may require a night spent away, travel outside Ohio, or extra expenses, etc.—will be announced well in advance via email notices. If you want to be included on the email list, please send an email to the Avid Birders.

All trips depart at 5:30 am with carpooling from the southeast corner of the Worthington Mall parking lot. (Worthington Mall is located on the northwest corner of High Street and Wilson Bridge Road, just south of I-270.)  Return times vary with the destination and season, but you can assume that we will spend most of the day birding and traveling. We usually stop at a fast food spot on the way to our first destination. Bring a sack lunch, water, and snacks as needed for sustenance during the day. Please reimburse your driver for travel expenses. Dress appropriately; remember that the weather to our north, particularly along the windy Lake Erie shore, often is much colder than that in Columbus.

The Schedule:


June 14 – Grassland breeding birds of Ohio

July 26 – Greeting early returning shorebirds

Aug 23 – Shorebirds and other fall migrants

Sep 20 – Warblers, shorebirds and other fall migrants

Oct 4 – Late warblers, shorebirds and migrant sparrows

Nov 15 – Early returning waterfowl

Dec 6 – Gulls, waterfowl, early winter migrants

Please participate in a Christmas Bird Count


Jan 10 – Gulls and sea ducks

Feb 21 – Early spring waterfowl

Mar 28 – Shorebirds and early migrants

No Avid Birders trip in April

May 2 – Shawnee: Neotropical migrants and nocturnal Adams County specialties