Eastern Screech Owl: Red Phase - Photo Tom Sheley

The Archaeopteryx team had a great outing on May 14, spotting (and hearing) a tremendous total of 164 species. Team members Tom and Donna Sheley started birding at 5:15 am, kept at it all day, and finally knocked off at 10:30 pm. Talk about tired but happy….!

Their Birdathon route covered much of Central Ohio, with stops in Pickaway, Hocking, Fairfield, Franklin, Delaware, Marion counties, with an excursion to the northwest in Hancock county.