Late Migrants at the Reservoirs: 22 October, 2017

Late Migrants at the Reservoirs: 22 October, 2017

The Columbus Audubon trip to these two reservoirs north of Columbus found some expected late migrants this morning. At Alum Creek Lake, we stopped at the beach and Visitor’s Center area and the New Galena Boat launch area, but found little in the way of migrant fallout. At Hoover, stops at Plumb Road access and…

The Olentangy Corridor: 07 October, 2017

The Olentangy Corridor: 07 October, 2017

The Columbus Audubon trip to parks along this greenbelt in north Columbus and Worthington found a warm, breezy day, with spotty migrant distribution. We stopped at Antrim Lake park and the River Bluff area of Highbanks Metropark, and I visited Whetstone Park before the start, so it was a good representation of the corridor. Notables included: Raptors – Red-shoulders…

The Urban Scioto: 23 September, 2017

The Urban Scioto: 23 September, 2017

The Columbus Audubon trip around this downtown MetroPark this morning found a rapidly heating day and few migrants. Water level in the Scioto River was very low, attracting in fair numbers of herons and killdeer. Shore riparian woods had lots of residents, but cedar waxwings were the only migrant in numbers. I also made stops at Long Street…

Green Lawn Owl Prowl

Green Lawn Owl Prowl

On Saturday, March 26, 2016, Columbus Audubon revived a formerly annual tradition by surveying Green Lawn Cemetery for migrating Saw-whet Owls. A group of 37 people met at 9 a.m. to search the cemetery’s 360 acres, peeking into nearly 2,000 coniferous trees for the tiny owls. Splitting into several groups, the birders scoured the cemetery. …