Birdathon Team: Wild Birds Unlimited – Columbus

Team Profile

The WBU Columbus team is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited, located on Sawmill Road in Columbus. Recent team members have included Bill Heck, Steve Landes, and Tom Sheley, owner of WBU Columbus.

The WBU Columbus team competes every year for the most species seen on a Birdathon day – but certainly does not win that competition every time! We are, however, consistently among the leaders in money raised for Columbus Audubon through the Birdathon. We would like to thank our many donors for their great generosity and support.

Birdathon Reports

June 9, 2018
Eastern Screech Owl in Cavity - Photo Tom Sheley

Birdathon 2018 Report: Wild Birds Unlimited Columbus

The Wild Birds Unlimited – Columbus team simply blew away all previous records, racking up an astounding total of 194 species! But there’s more to the […]
June 19, 2016
Dunlin by David Sibley

Birdathon 2016 Report: Wild Birds Unlimited Columbus

It was a dark and stormy night. What a great sentence to start a Birdathon report! Too bad that it was instead a clear and pleasant, if […]
June 1, 2015
Tom Sheley

Birdathon 2015 Report: Wild Birds Unlimited Columbus

In this odd year, Tom Sheley’s team abandoned him! Bill was in Tanzania and Steve was stuck at work. So Tom did his own Birdathon and […]
June 1, 2014
WBU Riverside - Bill Heck

Birdathon 2014 Report: Wild Birds Unlimited Columbus

2014 Birdathon Results The Wild Birds Unlimited – Columbus team recorded 167 species in approximately 20.5 hours of birding (about 2:30 am – 11:00 pm), driving about […]
May 16, 2013
Oak Openings Chiller (Photo Tom Sheley)

Birdathon 2013 Report: Wild Birds Unlimited Columbus

2013 Birdathon Results We recorded 158 species in approximately 18.5 hours of birding (start 2:30 am; end 9:00 pm); driving about 450 miles. Background One of […]