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November 6, 2020
Dr Richard Alley

Climate Change Webinar: Dr Richard Alley

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Institute at The Ohio State University recently hosted a webinar by Dr Richard Alley entitled "Falling Dominoes? Ice, Climate, Sea Level, and Our Future." The Byrd Institute has kindly made a recording of this webinar available to the public.
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

Successful Workday at Calamus Swamp

Columbus Audubon volunteers had a terrific day on Saturday, September 19, at Calamus Swamp!  Our hard-working crew of 17 people worked on the boardwalk, repairing some […]
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 22, 2020
Long-eared Owl Closeup - Photo Earl Harrison

Wintering Owl Research in Central Ohio

Do you know -- or suspect -- where owls are wintering in your area? Please help Dr Blake Mathys with his wintering owl documentation project.
September 20, 2020
Chimney Swift Overhead - Photo Jim Mcculloch

Swift Nights Out: September 11 – 13, 2020

Swift Night Out is the weekend for official counts of roosting Chimney Swifts. The swifts provide a spectacle as they swirl in the air, only to drop into a chimney for the night. The counts help scientists to follow swift populations.
September 10, 2020
Patsy Deerhake

Everyday Heroes: Patsy Deerhake

The Columbus Dispatch recently honored Clintonville resident Patsy Deerhake as an “Everyday Hero”. We at Columbus Audubon salute Patsy as well — she took the lead […]