Creature Feature

April 15, 2018
Gadwall - Photo Mike's Birds

Creature Feature: Gadwall

In the sometimes spectacular visual world of waterfowl, the Gadwall at first seems faded and plain. But first impressions can be deceiving!
July 4, 2017
Bald Eagle - Photo Tim Daniel

Creature Feature: Bald Eagle

Back at the start of the 1980's, the outlook for Bald Eagles in Ohio looked bleak. But all was not as it seemed: the Ohio Division of Wildlife had started a new project: eagle restoration.
June 1, 2017
Merlin - Photo Tim Daniel

Creature Feature: Merlin

As their range increases to the south, Merlins (Falco columbarius), the fierce little falcons once known as “pigeon hawks” will become more common in Ohio. Have you seen one?
January 24, 2017
Northern Cardinal - Photo Earl Harrison

Creature Feature: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

One of the most ubiquitous birds of eastern North America, The Northern Cardinal has benefited from an uncanny ability to adapt to human-modified habitats.  Both the […]
January 9, 2017

Creature Feature: Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

The Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail. Juncos vary across the country […]