Conservation Articles and News

October 21, 2020
White-crowned Sparrow - Photo Wendy Miller

Quieter Skies for Urban Birds

How the Lockdown Helped to Expose the Effects of Noise Pollution on Birdsong In last month’s Song Sparrow, I wrote about the impact of light pollution […]
October 20, 2020
Prothonotary Warbler right - Photo Earl Harrison

Prothonotary Warbler Adventures: 2020

The quest to attract nesting “golden swamp warblers” starts with re-establishing their nesting structures at two locations, Alum Creek Lake near Kilbourne, Ohio, and along the […]
October 5, 2020
Rocky Fork Metro Park Wetland - Photo Kim Martin

Great Lakes Wetlands That Birds Love (and Need)

Here in Ohio, we know all about Great Lakes wetlands: in northwest Ohio, the wetlands along Lake Erie are a bird (and birders) paradise. But other […]
September 27, 2020
Red-breasted Merganser - Photo Mick Thompson

Icebreaker Project: Audubon’s Position

In light of recent actions by the Ohio Power Siting Board, Audubon Great Lakes reaffirmed its position on the “Icebreaker” wind energy project. Audubon’s wind energy […]
September 23, 2020
Columbus Downtown Night

Dark Skies for Birds

With fall migration underway (see the migration forecast for Columbus here), Audubon’s Lights Out programs around the nation are raising awareness about the deadly effects of urban […]