Common Redpoll - Photo Earl Harrison

Avid Birders are interested enough in birding to get out of bed very early for day-long field trips. The only requirements to join us are enthusiasm, binoculars, and a reliable alarm clock.  A spotting scope is often useful, but not required. You do not have to be a member of Columbus Audubon to come along.

Ordinary trips involve no lengthy or arduous hiking, although we occasionally traverse snow, loose sand, or rocks, and several miles of leisurely walking is often called for. We can accommodate an unlimited number of persons on most trips; occasionally, longer trips out of state are planned, and these are usually limited to a small number of participants. The longer trips fill up early, and first priority is reserved for those who participate most regularly on the weekend trips.

Unless otherwise noted, participants should meet at the southwest corner of the Worthington Mall parking lot at the designated time. Worthington Mall is located on the northwest corner of High Street and Wilson Bridge Road, just south of I-270. Bring a sack lunch, and remember we encourage carpooling.  Please reimburse your driver for travel expenses. Dress appropriately; remember that the weather to our north, particularly along the windy Lake Erie shore, is often a lot colder than that in Columbus.

Most of us are very interested in finding unusual Ohio species. Because we have access to good up-to-the-minute news about rarities, planned destinations may change without notice, even en route.