August 21, 2015
Chimney Swift

Swift Count Update for September

Local swift counts in August were successful, with hundreds of swifts seen entering chimneys at two locations (Dublin and Clintonville). Here’s updated information for our September […]
August 7, 2015
Hoover Boardwalk

Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

Some of us already feel the benefits of getting out in nature. For those not quite convinced, an article in the New York Times Health section […]
August 6, 2015
mink at GIAC photo Mike Horn

Wildlife in Downtown Columbus

Did you know that the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center are hotspots for urban wildlife? No, not that kind of wildlife — […]
July 26, 2015
Chimney Swift - Photo courtesy Kenn Kaufman

Chimney Swift Colony Preserved at Franklin Heights HS

Chimney Swift - Photo courtesy Kenn KaufmanA group of volunteers led by Tom Sheley of Wild Birds Unlimited in Columbus, Ohio worked with Sheila Fagan to secure and install a Chimney Swift Tower on Monday July 20, 2015 on the construction site at Franklin Heights High School.

This project brought together a great group of volunteers, starting with Franklin Heights faculty members Amy Corbett, Mike Hall, Pat Scott, Tom Lennon and Seth Elsworth. Captain Lennon also invited several students to assist. Area resident Delbert Miller installed and designed the base for the tower. Family and close friends also came to the aid of the project and included Todd Chaney, Dean and Dawn Fagan. Darlene Sillick, local expert on Chimney Swifts and Tim Daniel of the Ohio Division of Wildlife provided guidance for the project. The team worked with Mark Waller Coordinator of Property Services and Construction Projects for South-Western City schools to select the location and plan the timing of the project.

Read all about it in an article from This Week online. For more information and photos, click the Read More button below.

July 10, 2015
EcoWeekend walkers


Even Columbus Monthly magazine is on board with EcoWeekend! This annual Columbus Audubon event, held every spring in the beautiful Hocking Hills, is a feautred event […]
June 14, 2015
Baltimore Oriole - Photo Earl Harrison

Attacking the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Last week, Rep. Duncan (R-SC) offered an amendment to the Commerce Appropriations Bill to prohibit enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). While there seems […]
May 31, 2015

Audubon Scientific Publications on Climate

Audubon prides itself on being an organization whose conservation plans are informed by science. Recently, two papers based on Audubon’s climate study have been accepted in […]
May 30, 2015
Great Egret - Melissa Groo

Audubon Photo Contest Winners

Winners of the 2015 National Audubon Society photo contest were announced recently. The contest attracted more than 2,300 participants in four categories — Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, […]
April 19, 2015
Brown Pelican - Photo Vickie Caligure

BP Oil Spill: 5 Years Later

It may be hard to believe, but it has been five years since the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although there […]