Conservation Articles and News

October 27, 2019
Tree Swallow Pair on Post - Photo Earl Harrison

Heavy Rains Challenge Tree Swallows

Dick Tuttle tells us how warmer, wetter weather is affecting our nesting Tree Swallows and other birds. Is this our future?
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 24, 2019
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

Franklinton Farms: Chimney Swift Tower

Franklinton Farms was awarded a $600 Conservation Grant for Bird Conservation Through Avian Architecture at Franklinton Farms. The project involved building and erecting a Chimney Swift Tower on the farm grounds.
August 22, 2019
American Kestrel - Photo Mick Thompson

2019’s Truncated American Kestrel Nesting Season

Nesting seasons involve many things such as the arrival of adult birds, courtship, selecting and winning nest sites, laying eggs, feeding nestlings, fledging events, etc., but […]
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 […]