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23 Apr: @ 21:47:17  Greene County bank swallow colony [Ricardo Garcia]
23 Apr: @ 21:09:11  Clear Creek Metro Park Sunday [Peggy Wang]
23 Apr: @ 20:35:15  Morning birding at Lake Snowden [Stefan Gleissberg]
23 Apr: @ 17:14:49  Grand Lake Mercer Co. Willets, etc. [Regina Schieltz]
23 Apr: @ 14:42:48  2 loons, Walter Best Preserve, Chardon [Marilyn E Rohr]
23 Apr: @ 14:25:57  Piping Plover Wilderness rd, Wayne county [Donna_Kuhn@Juno.com]
23 Apr: @ 11:16:24  New bird species names, etc [Bill Whan]
22 Apr: @ 20:35:35  Black & White warbler and Winter wren Bedford Cuy cty [Jo Ann Kubicki]
22 Apr: @ 19:06:01  LITTLE BLUE HERON - Vinton County [Alex Eberts]
22 Apr: @ 17:35:44  Battelle-Darby,4-22:migrant diversityOK, but numbers thin [rob thorn]
22 Apr: @ 15:49:53  Blendon Woods-13 Warblers [Simpson, Bruce]
22 Apr: @ 14:13:38  Blue-winged Warbler - Medina County [Komjati Design]
22 Apr: @ 11:09:04  L Hope S P Zaleski S F - 22 Warblers 4 Vireos [Bruce Simpson]
22 Apr: @ 08:23:03  Black-necked Stilts at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area [Vincent Capozziello]
21 Apr: @ 20:46:38  April 24, Delaware County Bird Club program [Darlene Sillick]
21 Apr: @ 18:51:37 Re: Silver Lake, 21 April: Junco [Haans Petruschke]
21 Apr: @ 18:50:03  Prothonotary Warbler [Jane or Robert Scott]
21 Apr: @ 18:36:29  Silver Lake, 21 April: Junco [Ken Thompson]
21 Apr: @ 17:30:34 Re: FOY GROSBEAK [Bill Fandrich]
21 Apr: @ 16:00:14  Hoover Nature Preserve, Delaware Cty - Prothonotary Warbler Status [Charles Bombaci]
21 Apr: @ 13:31:14  Fish Crows North Olmsted [Timothy Jasinski]
21 Apr: @ 13:24:31  FOY GROSBEAK [Cheri Tindira]
21 Apr: @ 10:25:50  Black-necked Stilts Pickerel Creek [jen brumfield]
21 Apr: @ 09:24:23  Test [jen brumfield]
21 Apr: @ 09:09:56  Tricolored [Gus Lanese]
20 Apr: @ 20:35:00  Darke County [Regina Schieltz]
20 Apr: @ 20:07:55 Re: Tricolored Heron (Lorain County) [Patty McKelvey]
20 Apr: @ 17:24:44  Franklin County CATTLE EGRETS [James Muller]
20 Apr: @ 17:17:20  Stow [Dave Lewis]
20 Apr: @ 16:30:52  Stow, Carolina Wren [Dave Lewis]
20 Apr: @ 16:03:39  Tricolored Heron (Lorain County) [cwinstead@earthlink.net]
20 Apr: @ 15:30:30  Pine Siskin (near Medina, OH) - 20 Apr 2017 [Robert and Edie Jackson]
20 Apr: @ 11:36:41  Broad-winged Hawks on the move (Cuyahoga) [Paula Lozano]
20 Apr: @ 07:09:15  Earth Day, March for Science, Spring Migration and a VERY BAD BUDGET AMENDMENT in Ohio Legislature [Barbara Zaas Partington]
19 Apr: @ 20:09:08  Request for information [Jon Benedetti]
19 Apr: @ 15:13:33  Fwd: Drones [Bill Whan]
19 Apr: @ 14:56:49 Re: Regulation of drones [Nancy Howell]
19 Apr: @ 14:12:41 Re: Regulation of drones [Steve Jones]
19 Apr: @ 11:02:15 Re: Regulation of drones [Canterbury, Ronald (canterrd)]
19 Apr: @ 10:50:13  Regulation of drones [Bill Whan]
19 Apr: @ 10:13:50  Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County, 4/19 [John Pogacnik]
18 Apr: @ 20:36:13  Spring Arrivals on South Bass Island [Lisa Brohl]
18 Apr: @ 19:10:02  2017 Ohio Avian Research Conference [Casey Tucker]
18 Apr: @ 17:02:38  L Hope S P Zaleski S F-15 Warblers [Bruce Simpson]
18 Apr: @ 14:17:06  Hinckley tuesday--sorry, 1st incomplete [Peggy Wang]
18 Apr: @ 14:13:36  Hinckley tuesday [Peggy Wang]
18 Apr: @ 14:08:03  Big Island Pelicans...No. [Steve Jones]
17 Apr: @ 20:18:14  American Golden Plovers - Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area [Charles Bombaci]
17 Apr: @ 17:26:06 Re: REquest for help [Ray]
17 Apr: @ 16:08:27  Big Island Wildlife Area, Monday, April 17, 2017 [Charles Bombaci]





Subject: Greene County bank swallow colony
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 21:47 pm
From: ryi.mexi.kanz AT gmail.com
 
There is a nice colony of bank swallows in the Martin-Marietta gravel pit
near Spring Valley. They can be seen from Cook Road at a roadside memorial
cross, less than a mile from the intersection of Cook Rd. with Centerville
Rd. Hopefully they won't disturb the sand pile before the swallows can
fledge their nestlings.

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Subject: Clear Creek Metro Park Sunday
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 21:09 pm
From: 00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
I headed south today to where I used to bird regularly a few years ago. 

Despite arriving around noon, I managed to see or hear 6 warblers: Yellow-throated, Cerulean, Hooded, Ovenbird, Blue-winged, N Parula. (I added Yellow at Lake Logan.)

One male Scarlet Tanager--still one of all time favorite birds. Mix of Rough-winged & Tree Swallows.

Also had Warbling Vireo at Lake Logan, singing Brown Thrasher at Wahkeena & at the cabin where I'm staying near sugar grove, Wood Thrush, E Phoebe, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and lightening bugs!

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Subject: Morning birding at Lake Snowden
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 20:35 pm
From: stefan AT gleissberg.org
 
I led an Athens Area Birders walk along the Lakeside Trail at Lake Snowden this sunny morning. 2 Yellow Warblers were chasing each other near the road to the campground, and 2 Warbling Vireos were singing nearby. We had good looks at a pair of Ospreys circling over the lake and perching in a tree across the lake. We saw Wood Ducks perched on limbs high up in the canopy of the woods. The songs of Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, Brown Thrasher, and Yellow-rumped Warbler were heard in the woods. 

Some of us proceeded all the way to the Hocking College Fisheries, where we were treated to an Osprey with a fish in its talons, and a pair of Red-tailed Hawks. Several swallow species were darting over our heads, including Tree Swallows (the predominant species), several Barn Swallows and Purple Martins, and a few Northern Rough-winged Swallows and at least one Cliff Swallow. A few Chimney Swifts joined in as well. An Eastern Meadowlark was also present. On our way back, we encountered a hoped-for Red-headed Woodpecker at the campground.

My final list has 48 species:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

A big *Thank You* to Molly Thatcher from the Athens County Libraries for helping to make this happen, and for keeping an eye on the time! And thanks for the interest and keen eyes and ears of everyone!

Stefan
==

Dr. Stefan Gleissberg
Athens Area Birders
groups.io/g/athensbirders
stefan_gleissberg@me.com



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Subject: Grand Lake Mercer Co. Willets, etc.
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 17:14 pm
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
The Darke County Birders birded today around the south side of Grand Lake.
Highlights were

Water Treatment plant on Guadelaupe Road south of Montezuma
11 Willets
1 dowitcher
pectorals, dunlin, lesser and greater yellowlegs
kingbird E.

Harman's Point
yel. Thr. Warbler
Ovenbird
Yellow Warbler
Swamp sparrow
palm warbler
Kingfisher
Cedar Waxwings

St. Mary's Fish Hatchery
Spotted sand.
Solitary Sand.
kingbird
Caspian and Forster's terns
barn and roughwing swallows
Ruddy Duck

Windy Point
Pileated Woodpecker
Warbling vireo
house finch
cormorant
blue gray gnatcatcher

We also found an Eurasian Collared Dove in Celina. Touvelle Str.

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Subject: 2 loons, Walter Best Preserve, Chardon
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 14:42 pm
From: rohrmarilyn AT gmail.com
 
At least 1 loon has been present for over a week. Now there are two. Also YR and Palm warblers, PB grebe, thrasher, among usual bunch.

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Subject: Piping Plover Wilderness rd, Wayne county
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 14:25 pm
From: Donna_Kuhn AT juno.com
 
The piping plover found by Robert Hershberger at Wilderness Road remains. take the access road to the end and look to the left. Wilderness road is west of clay Plant RoadDonna Kuhn
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Subject: New bird species names, etc
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 11:16 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
Weary amateurs will find more advances in the scientific study of birds
in what will soon be a new AOU (oops, sorry, AOS) checklist, based
mostly on popular cheaper new studies made possible by analyses of DNA.
The Audubon site
http://www.audubon.org/news/he...
has a helpful essay from Kenn Kaufmann explaining this yearly
shake-up of the understood list. You can read more about it on the AOU
site, as the votes have not yet been collected on these changes. KK
does not mention the earth-shaking (or at least annoying) name change of
the AOU to the AOS (American Ornithological Society); maybe "aou" has
been found to be a curse word in some obscure language, who knows...
Rejoice,
Bill Whan

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Subject: Black & White warbler and Winter wren Bedford Cuy cty
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 20:35 pm
From: jak1 AT clevelandmetroparks.com
 
Saw a Black & White Warbler, Winter Wren (singing) and Ruby-crowned Kinglet while looking at the beautiful Virginia Bluebells at Hemlock Creek area, Bedford Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks. Also two Pileated Woodpeckers.


[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-... Ann Kubicki
Information Specialist
CanalWay Center
216-206-1000
Fax: 216-206-1008
clevelandmetroparks.com


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Subject: LITTLE BLUE HERON - Vinton County
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 19:06 pm
From: aeberts33 AT gmail.com
 
Tyler Ficker, Matt Bell, and I found an adult LITTLE BLUE HERON at Lake Rupert in Vinton County. It was located on the west side of the bridge in the far back edge of the marshy area. It was actively hunting while we observed it and frequently disappeared into the grass at times. We will be checking again at first light and will update in the morning. 

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Subject: Battelle-Darby,4-22:migrant diversityOK, but numbers thin
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 17:35 pm
From: robthorn AT earthlink.net
 
The cold morning seemed to stall the early migration here along Darby Creek (southwest of Columbus), if my list from 4 hours this morning was any indication. I stopped at Indian Ridge, Cedar Ridge, and the Nature Center, as well as a few stops in nearby Grove City.  Lots of trees & shrubs budding or leafing out, but the bird numbers were modest.  Included were:

Coopers Hawks - display-flying birds at several locations, indicating nesting territories
Flycatchers - only E. Phoebes, most around the picnic areas at the MetroPark
Vireos - only 2 Blue-headed, singing at Indian Ridge and at Cedar Ridge
Swallows - Rough-wings and Trees were widespread, and a few Barn Swallows were in the field areas
House Wrens - singing birds at many wood edges
Gnatcatchers - perhaps the most common bird of the morning, with over 30 in the 4 hours
Kinglets - only Ruby-crowns, and not very many of them (5 total)
Wood Thrush - 1 was singing in the woodlot at Fryar Park in Grove City, my FOS
BrownThrashers - 2 birds were along the wood edges at Cedar Ridge
Gray Catbirds - 2 were singing in the streamside honeysuckles at Willow Run Park near Grove City
Warblers - modest #s of Yellow, Parula, Yellow-throated, Nashville, Black-thr.Green, Palms, and Yellow-rumps. Also had a singing Louisiana Waterthrush along the Terrace Trail
Sparrows - lost of small flocks of White-throats, along with the expected resident Towhees, Chipping, Field, and Songs
Icterids - only blackbirds, though they were widespread

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Subject: Blendon Woods-13 Warblers
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 15:49 pm
From: simpson AT metroparks.net
 
Blendon Woods Is located in the northeast corner of Columbus off of Rte
161 and I 270. Take the Little Turtle Way exit.

Below is a list of some of the Birds seen Wed (April 19th) through Sat
April 22nd

Lake Trail
Warblers
B T Green
Yellow-rumped
Palm
Ovenbird
Blue-winged
Hooded
Black-and-white-female
N Parula
Nashville
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
E Towhee
White-throated Sparrow
Pileated Woodpecker
E Bluebird
Scarlet Tanager
Carolina Wren
Brown Thrasher




Thoreau Lake
Swallows
Barn
N Rough-winged
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Wood Ducks
E Phoebe
Pine Warbler-pair
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow Warbler


Sugarbush Trail-2nd loop
Warblers
C Yellowthroat
Nashville
Yellow-throated
White-eyed Vireo

Overlook Trail
Louisianna Waterthrush

Goldenrod Trail
Blue-headed Vireo
N Flicker
Barred Owl

Amphibians-Tree Frogs-calling in the evening

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Nature Center
614-895-6221 <(614)%20895-6221>

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

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Subject: Blue-winged Warbler - Medina County
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 14:13 pm
From: dkomjati AT komjati.com
 
Happy Earth Day!
Tim and I found a Blue-winged Warbler, maybe more, at River Styx Park at the edges of the open field. We heard the bee buzz follow us around the entire field. Unless we were being followed, there may have been 2 or 3. We also saw a Yellow Warbler and a Yellow Rump!

Diana and Tim Komjati
Chippewa Lake
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Subject: L Hope S P Zaleski S F - 22 Warblers 4 Vireos
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 11:09 am
From: nylebruce AT gmail.com
 
All of the breeding Warblers have arrived EXCEPT the Kentucky

For info on the 20 Breeding Warblers and their specific habitat Go to eBird Hotspot Zaleski State Forest There is also places to bird

Warblers
Hooded
Black-and- white
Pine
B T Green
B W
C Yellowthroat
Ovenbird
Yellow
L Waterthrush
Y T
A Redstart
Y B Chat
Cerulean
Parula
Chestnut-sided
Magnolia
Prothonotary
Cerulean
Prairie

Warbler- migrants
Yellow-rumped
Nashville
Blackburian

Hawks
Red-shouldered
Red- tailed
Sharpie
Broad-winged

Other
S Tanager
H Thrush
R T Hummingbird
G B Heron
P Martin
W Thrush
B Thrasher
Turkey
R C Kinglet
R H Woodpecker
B Oriole-male

Vireos
White-eyed
Yellow-throated
Blue-headed
Red-eyed

Bruce Simpson-Nature Photographer


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Subject: Black-necked Stilts at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 8:23 am
From: vcapozziello AT gmail.com
 
Black-necked Stilts are still present at Pickerel Creek this morning in the
pool on the east side of the pull-off with the tan shack.

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Subject: April 24, Delaware County Bird Club program
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 20:46 pm
From: azuretrails AT columbus.rr.com
 
DELAWARE COUNTY BIRD CLUB PROGRAM  (guests welcome!)



The Delaware County Bird Club meetings and program presentations take
place on the fourth Monday of each month, September through April, except in
November and December when they are held on alternate days to accommodate
the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Meetings are held in the lodge at
Deer Haven Preserve at 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware OH, 43015. Doors open at
the new time of 6:30 PM and programs begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed
by reports of local bird sightings and socializing. Meeting dates can also
be found on the Preservation Parks Calendar at this link:

http://www.preservationparks.c...



April 24th: "The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio" - John Watts, Resource
Manager, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.

John has worked for Metro Parks since 1986. He also worked for the
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves from 1986-1991 on rare species
monitoring and habitat restoration and management. John currently
coordinates and administers the Resource Management Program for over 27,500
acres of natural area park lands in central Ohio, which has restored over
4,000 acres of native habitat.

John earned his B.A. in Environmental Life Science from Otterbein
College in 1986 and his M.S. from The Ohio State University in Parks and
Recreation Administration in 1989. John's interests in natural history,
habitat restoration and conservation cover a wide diversity of topics. He
has a special interest in prairie, grassland and wetland restoration and is
an avid wildlife and nature photographer. Of the 4,000 acres of natural
habitat restorations John has helped to design and coordinate in central
Ohio, he takes most pride in the restoration of over 1,600 acres of native
tall grass prairie in the former Darby Plains Prairies. John has authored or
co-authored numerous articles and presentations on various wildlife
management, habitat restoration and natural history topics and recently
co-authored The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio with Paul Knoop Jr. and Gary
Coovert.



Bring your copy for John to sign or he will have a few books to sell for
25.00 and he will be happy to sign them. Amazon rates the book 5 stars. Nice
job John!! This is our last program till September.






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Subject: Silver Lake, 21 April: Junco
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 18:51 pm
From: haans42 AT gmail.com
 
Hi Ken,

Northern Summit county is within the breeding range of Dark-eyed Junco in
Ohio. Albeit on the southern edge. Juncos can be a common and prolific
breeder in appropriate habitat in NE Ohio, but their range is confined to
Astabula, Eastern Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Northern Summit
counties.

The breeding population of this species has exploded in the past 30 years.
Our breeding Juncos habituate readily to different situations and are not
confined to mature forests or hemlock ravines. In Geauga county they often
use hanging plants as a nest.

Keep an eye out for nesting activity in your area. They will often have 3
broods and in some places are already working on their first.

Haans
Kirtland

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Ken Thompson <
000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request@listserv.miamioh.edu> wrote:

> Had a junco in my backyard this morning. When do they generally head
> north, from this area? Where we lived previously (StLouis, MO) they were
> usually gone before Income-tax day. Ken Thompson
> Silver Lake, Summit, OH
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Subject: Prothonotary Warbler
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 18:50 pm
From: ysoscott AT sbcglobal.net
 
Englewood Metro Parks - prothonotary warblers this afternoon.Jane Scott

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Subject: Silver Lake, 21 April: Junco
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 18:36 pm
From: 000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Had a junco in my backyard this morning. When do they generally head north, from this area? Where we lived previously (StLouis, MO) they were usually gone before Income-tax day.Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, Summit, OH

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Subject: FOY GROSBEAK
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 17:30 pm
From: bfand AT sbcglobal.net
 
Have female Rose Breasted Grosbeak at my feeder and hanging out in my yardin North Olmsted, through the day today. 

On Friday, April 21, 2017 2:28 PM, Cheri Tindira wrote:


just had our first of the year male Rose-breasteed Grosbeak
chomping down at the feeder.
We also had White Throats singing this morning!
What a great day in NE Ohio!

Cheri
Broadview Heights

Cheri Tindira
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Subject: Hoover Nature Preserve, Delaware Cty - Prothonotary Warbler Status
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 16:00 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
I scouted around the Hoover Nature Preserve today to ascertain the current Status of the Prothonotary Warblers and to determine where to apply efforts to police trash around the preserve on Saturday morning. Fishing season is getting active and with it the accumulation of beer cans and other trash. For both the benefit of the birds and the preserve visitors I and members of the Big Walnut Nature Club plan to exert a major effort to clean Area N and some other close sections of the preserve around Galena.
Back to the Prothonotary Warblers, they are beginning to show up in increasing numbers daily. To date I have observed them at Area N, Area M (right off the boardwalk), Area L, Wiese Road, Oxbow Road, Old Sunbury Road and Mudhen Marsh. Several of the Prothontary Warblers observed today had colored leg bands. During the last two years about 100 PROWs were banded at the preserve. If you should encounter one of these bandedindividuals and are able to determine the color sequence on one or both legs I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. What were the colored bands by leg and when and where did you observe the bird.
Other warblers observe at the preserve today included Yellow-throated, Northern Parula, Palm, Yellow-rumped and Yellow.
Charlie BombaciHoover Nature Preserve

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Subject: Fish Crows North Olmsted
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 13:31 pm
From: tim.jasinski AT gmail.com
 
Just had two Fish Crows fly over me at The Church of Saint Clarence on
Lorain road, North Olmsted. 2:20 pm. Birds were flying towards Stearns Road.

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Subject: FOY GROSBEAK
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 13:24 pm
From: cab8038 AT cox.net
 
just had our first of the year male Rose-breasteed Grosbeak
chomping down at the feeder.
We also had White Throats singing this morning!
What a great day in NE Ohio!

Cheri
Broadview Heights

Cheri Tindira
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Subject: Black-necked Stilts Pickerel Creek
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 10:25 am
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
Six Black-necked Stilts continue at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area in Sandusky County. Viewed in ponds just off Rt 6 by observation tower 

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Subject: Test
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 9:24 am
From: elfin_skimmer AT hotmail.com
 
Jen Brumfield 
Cleveland, OH

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Subject: Tricolored
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 9:09 am
From: glanese48 AT gmail.com
 
Tricolored Heron still present at Crook St. Wetlands  10:08 am

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Darke County
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 20:35 pm
From: reginasch54 AT gmail.com
 
FOY WHite-eyed Vireo this afternoon at Alice Bish Walkway in Greenville.

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Subject: Tricolored Heron (Lorain County)
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 20:07 pm
From: pambirds AT hotmail.com
 
We left Crook St. location this eve approx 7:30pm and Tricolored Heron was present, along with an American Bittern. Best of birding!

Patty McKelvey
Sent from my iPhone
Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 5:03 PM, cwinstead@earthlink.net wrote:
>
> The Tricolored Heron reported earlier today was still present at 3PM in the wetlands on Crook Street just east of Indian Hollow Road in Grafton.
>
> Carl Winstead
> Westerville
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Subject: Franklin County CATTLE EGRETS
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 17:24 pm
From: jrmuller12+birding AT gmail.com
 
Just found two CATTLE EGRETS in Columbus on the Sawmill Road cattle farm.

Visible from driveway at https://goo.gl/maps/ogATBrFC6E...

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Subject: Stow
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 17:17 pm
From: Loopyonetwo AT gmail.com
 
The first House Wren of the year is singing in the Pines in front of my apartment...and the Carolina is still out back...

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Subject: Stow, Carolina Wren
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 16:30 pm
From: Loopyonetwo AT gmail.com
 
I haven't heard him sing in a couple of days. He's loud and clear right now behind my apartment!

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Subject: Tricolored Heron (Lorain County)
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 16:03 pm
From: cwinstead AT earthlink.net
 
The Tricolored Heron reported earlier today was still present at 3PM in the wetlands on Crook Street just east of Indian Hollow Road in Grafton.

Carl Winstead
Westerville

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Subject: Pine Siskin (near Medina, OH) - 20 Apr 2017
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 15:30 pm
From: edienrobert AT frontier.com
 
I was surprised to find a single Pine Siskin at my backyard black oil
sunflower feeder this afternoon in Montville Township. I had

a male Purple Finch earlier in the week hang around for a couple hours.



Robert Jackson

Medina, OH


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Subject: Broad-winged Hawks on the move (Cuyahoga)
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 11:36 am
From: 000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:25 pm
Granger Avenue, Lakewood

Broad-winged Hawk - Flight direction: SW to NE and, then, E along lakefront

There are kettles of 100+ Broad-winged Hawks moving along the lakefront now, with vultures and blue jays.

Paula Lozano
Lakewood, Ohio

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Subject: Earth Day, March for Science, Spring Migration and a VERY BAD BUDGET AMENDMENT in Ohio Legislature
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 7:09 am
From: bzpart55 AT gmail.com
 
As we enjoy the spring migration, celebrate Earth Day, or March for Science, it is important to pay attention to what is happened in our state legislator.  The budget bill will be voted on in it™s entirety by June 30th but now is the time that numerous amendments get inserted - the one that has a chilling effect on anyone who cares about their county park districts is described below - please read, consider taking action.  Curtailing freedom of speech in the name of quashing disagreement with environmental issues  is NOT in the best interest of Ohio residents and legislators

Distributed by Protect Geauga Parks:

TAKE NOTICE - DIRE LANGUAGE IN BUDGET BILL REGARDING ANYONE OPPOSING PARK DISTRICT DECISIONS

A proposed amendment to the Ohio Budget currently being reviewed by the Ohio
Legislature would allow judges (who appoint County Park Commissioners) even MORE expanded power over park
districts AND the ability to penalize and fine groups that the judge deems
interfering with the park district. This appears to be an
underhanded way to change the law without public scrutiny, meant to have a
chilling effect on anyone who would dare to oppose any judge or his
appointed board.

Please read this article from Cleveland .com
http://www.cleveland.com/metro...


PLEASE TAKE ACTION!
Contact your legislators and ALL members of the Ohio General Assembly
Finance Committee (listed below) and say:
1. I am calling about the budget bill “ House Bill 49
2. Specifically about the proposal that would allow judges in fine Ohioans
opposing park district actions. (changes to Ohio Revised Code 1545.06)
3. I am a citizen and taxpayer. I want this language REMOVED from the
budget bill.

For supporters who want more suggested talking points
I am a citizen and taxpayer. I want this language REMOVED from the budget
bill.
Because:
˜ This it is a blatant example of judicial overreach
˜ This is a sneaky underhanded way of changing Ohio law without public input.
˜ Will cost state money due to myriad of lawsuits
˜ Enforcement of the language may violate citizen™s rights as guaranteed
by the 1st, 4th and 5th amendments to the Constitution
˜ Micromanagement by the judge will Increase delays in probate court docket
˜ This is meant to have a chilling effect on public participation

CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS

Members of the House Finance Committee can be contacted by clicking on
each name
On this site: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/commi...


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Subject: Request for information
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 20:09 pm
From: jon.benedetti AT gmail.com
 
In mid-May a couple of California birding friends are coming to Magee
Marsh. They would like to see a Henslow's Sparrow. I usually go to the AEP
land around The Wilds to find them. They don't have time to drive that far.

Does anyone know of any areas near Magee Marsh where Henslow's Sparrow
breed? I plan to meet my friends at Magee and show then around.

If anyone has info on Henslow's near Magee, please e-mail me any details.

Thank you very much.

Jon Benedetti
Vienna, WV
jon.benedetti@gmail.com

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Subject: Fwd: Drones
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 15:13 pm
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
Thanks to the better-informed folks who sent me information on drones. I
had forgotten that the Federal government has rule over the sky. You may
not agree after a look at the photo my brother Pete sent me
(attached)...if you want decisive results, I say send a golden eagle!
I hope that bird observers will continue to wonder about the parts
drones might play in field observations, for good or for ill.
Like other technologies, this one invites shallow results. Birders are
most likely to see drones in the field, and they must be those who
document and comment on the effects they have on wild birds. I'm not
thrilled to anticipate them.
Bill Whan
Columbus



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Subject: Regulation of drones
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 14:56 pm
From: NHowell AT cmnh.org
 
I thought I had heard/read that drones are not to be used in the National Parks by the public ... with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park being the park that was in question.  Other park systems (state, county or local) may have their own rules, but being a relatively new technology available at cheaper prices to the public, more people are getting their hands on them ... and being stupid. Does American Birding Association (ABA) have a statement? How about Ohio Ornithological Assoc. (OOS)?

-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] On Behalf Of Steve Jones
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:11 PM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Regulation of drones

This is something that was supposed to be addressed a few state house sessions ago, but failed to get enough support. Here is the general Rule for all drone activities:

"The laws and regulations applicable to drone flights are almost entirely federal. The federal government has exclusive sovereignty of airspace in the United States6 and the FAA sets all standards for flight safety,7 preempting the entire field from state and local regulation.8 "
-
https://www.ohiobar.org/newsan...

However, there are rules on the books about hindering law enforcement, and normal park activities, and such that if you were being a hindrance, you would be "asked" or made to stop. Also flying a drone in a nesting site may be seen as disturbing a nesting site. So there are no state regulations out there that specifically say "Thou shalt not fly drones", but there are plenty that say do not disturb (without permission). SO before you fly, register with the feds, and stop by the park office, or call the district in charge of the area to get local rules. I'm sure if you plan to buzz a rookery, that you will need permission.

Here is a short video about registering drones in Ohio:
Drone Registration in Ohio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

And if you see someone buzzing migratory birds, CALL THE DISTRICT!!! They can send someone to investigate. Let them make the decision...I have all my locals on speed dial. :-D

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Canterbury, Ronald (canterrd) < canterrd@ucmail.uc.edu> wrote:

> To add to Bill's queries and comments, there is an article in the
> April
> 2017 issue of the Auk:
>
> The feasibility of counting songbirds using unmanned aerial vehicles
> Andrew M. Wilson, Janine Barr and Megan Zagorski
>
> - Ron
>
> Ronald A. Canterbury
> Associate Academic Director
> University of Cincinnati
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006
> Voice: 513.556.9570
> Mobile: 513.237.7791
> E-mail: ron.canterbury@uc.edu
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ohio birds [OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] on behalf of Bill
> Whan [billwhan@COLUMBUS.RR.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:49 AM
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Regulation of drones
>
> I don't know how drones are regulated in Ohio, and seek some
> information. Are there statewide rules, and might they be applied in
> different areas for different purposes? One major concern involves
> public property--refuges, parks, etc. I would appreciate a way to
> learn more about how these devices may lawfully be used there, and how
> their impact on wild birds is recognized and regulated. For example,
> could a hunter--or an armed birdwatcher--be justified in shooting down
> a drone that's disturbing protected wild birds? Can jackasses
> dive-bomb duck flocks with drones just for kicks? More helpfully,
> might drones easily be used to more accurately census certain bird populations?
> Seems to me this is not a major concern...yet...but it's not
> hard to envision some problems. Here on my expansive Columbus estate
> we have always shielded our nude bathing behind the bougainvillea
> hedges and palm trees; while neither we nor peepers have seen any rare
> waders drone intrusion is obvious.
> Seriously, it is worth looking at the impact drones might have
> on bird populations--such as migrant waterfowl--even though they allow
> us to more accurately assess their overall numbers. How are raptor
> numbers affected as well? Drone counts are very handy, but can be
> sloppy; even raptors might be spooked by drones! I imagine the effect
> of drones on bird presences has been studied, and I'd like to see
> results. Why wouldn't censuses from satellites be more helpful? Who's
> going to inform us about these devices?
> Just a few half-baked notions as food for thought, and an
> invitation for more, Bill Whan
>
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Subject: Regulation of drones
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 14:12 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
This is something that was supposed to be addressed a few state house
sessions ago, but failed to get enough support. Here is the general Rule
for all drone activities:

"The laws and regulations applicable to drone flights are almost entirely
federal. The federal government has exclusive sovereignty of airspace in the
United States6 and the FAA sets all standards for flight safety,7 preempting
the entire field from state and local regulation.8 "
-
https://www.ohiobar.org/newsan...

However, there are rules on the books about hindering law enforcement, and
normal park activities, and such that if you were being a hindrance, you
would be "asked" or made to stop. Also flying a drone in a nesting site may
be seen as disturbing a nesting site. So there are no state regulations out
there that specifically say "Thou shalt not fly drones", but there are
plenty that say do not disturb (without permission). SO before you fly,
register with the feds, and stop by the park office, or call the district
in charge of the area to get local rules. I'm sure if you plan to buzz a
rookery, that you will need permission.

Here is a short video about registering drones in Ohio:
Drone Registration in Ohio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

And if you see someone buzzing migratory birds, CALL THE DISTRICT!!! They
can send someone to investigate. Let them make the decision...I have all my
locals on speed dial. :-D

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Canterbury, Ronald (canterrd) <
canterrd@ucmail.uc.edu> wrote:

> To add to Bill's queries and comments, there is an article in the April
> 2017 issue of the Auk:
>
> The feasibility of counting songbirds using unmanned aerial vehicles
> Andrew M. Wilson, Janine Barr and Megan Zagorski
>
> - Ron
>
> Ronald A. Canterbury
> Associate Academic Director
> University of Cincinnati
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006
> Voice: 513.556.9570
> Mobile: 513.237.7791
> E-mail: ron.canterbury@uc.edu
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ohio birds [OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU] on behalf of Bill Whan
> [billwhan@COLUMBUS.RR.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:49 AM
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Regulation of drones
>
> I don't know how drones are regulated in Ohio, and seek some
> information. Are there statewide rules, and might they be applied in
> different areas for different purposes? One major concern involves
> public property--refuges, parks, etc. I would appreciate a way to learn
> more about how these devices may lawfully be used there, and how their
> impact on wild birds is recognized and regulated. For example, could a
> hunter--or an armed birdwatcher--be justified in shooting down a drone
> that's disturbing protected wild birds? Can jackasses dive-bomb duck
> flocks with drones just for kicks? More helpfully, might drones easily
> be used to more accurately census certain bird populations?
> Seems to me this is not a major concern...yet...but it's not hard
> to
> envision some problems. Here on my expansive Columbus estate we have
> always shielded our nude bathing behind the bougainvillea hedges and
> palm trees; while neither we nor peepers have seen any rare waders
> drone intrusion is obvious.
> Seriously, it is worth looking at the impact drones might have on
> bird
> populations--such as migrant waterfowl--even though they allow us to
> more accurately assess their overall numbers. How are raptor numbers
> affected as well? Drone counts are very handy, but can be sloppy; even
> raptors might be spooked by drones! I imagine the effect of drones on
> bird presences has been studied, and I'd like to see results. Why
> wouldn't censuses from satellites be more helpful? Who's going to inform
> us about these devices?
> Just a few half-baked notions as food for thought, and an
> invitation
> for more,
> Bill Whan
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Subject: Regulation of drones
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 11:02 am
From: canterrd AT ucmail.uc.edu
 
To add to Bill's queries and comments, there is an article in the April 2017 issue of the Auk:

The feasibility of counting songbirds using unmanned aerial vehicles
Andrew M. Wilson, Janine Barr and Megan Zagorski

- Ron

Ronald A. Canterbury
Associate Academic Director
University of Cincinnati
Department of Biological Sciences
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006
Voice: 513.556.9570
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Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:49 AM
To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Regulation of drones

I don't know how drones are regulated in Ohio, and seek some
information. Are there statewide rules, and might they be applied in
different areas for different purposes? One major concern involves
public property--refuges, parks, etc. I would appreciate a way to learn
more about how these devices may lawfully be used there, and how their
impact on wild birds is recognized and regulated. For example, could a
hunter--or an armed birdwatcher--be justified in shooting down a drone
that's disturbing protected wild birds? Can jackasses dive-bomb duck
flocks with drones just for kicks? More helpfully, might drones easily
be used to more accurately census certain bird populations?
Seems to me this is not a major concern...yet...but it's not hard to
envision some problems. Here on my expansive Columbus estate we have
always shielded our nude bathing behind the bougainvillea hedges and
palm trees; while neither we nor peepers have seen any rare waders
drone intrusion is obvious.
Seriously, it is worth looking at the impact drones might have on bird
populations--such as migrant waterfowl--even though they allow us to
more accurately assess their overall numbers. How are raptor numbers
affected as well? Drone counts are very handy, but can be sloppy; even
raptors might be spooked by drones! I imagine the effect of drones on
bird presences has been studied, and I'd like to see results. Why
wouldn't censuses from satellites be more helpful? Who's going to inform
us about these devices?
Just a few half-baked notions as food for thought, and an invitation
for more,
Bill Whan

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Subject: Regulation of drones
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 10:50 am
From: billwhan AT columbus.rr.com
 
I don't know how drones are regulated in Ohio, and seek some
information. Are there statewide rules, and might they be applied in
different areas for different purposes? One major concern involves
public property--refuges, parks, etc. I would appreciate a way to learn
more about how these devices may lawfully be used there, and how their
impact on wild birds is recognized and regulated. For example, could a
hunter--or an armed birdwatcher--be justified in shooting down a drone
that's disturbing protected wild birds? Can jackasses dive-bomb duck
flocks with drones just for kicks? More helpfully, might drones easily
be used to more accurately census certain bird populations?
Seems to me this is not a major concern...yet...but it's not hard to
envision some problems. Here on my expansive Columbus estate we have
always shielded our nude bathing behind the bougainvillea hedges and
palm trees; while neither we nor peepers have seen any rare waders
drone intrusion is obvious.
Seriously, it is worth looking at the impact drones might have on bird
populations--such as migrant waterfowl--even though they allow us to
more accurately assess their overall numbers. How are raptor numbers
affected as well? Drone counts are very handy, but can be sloppy; even
raptors might be spooked by drones! I imagine the effect of drones on
bird presences has been studied, and I'd like to see results. Why
wouldn't censuses from satellites be more helpful? Who's going to inform
us about these devices?
Just a few half-baked notions as food for thought, and an invitation
for more,
Bill Whan

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Subject: Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake County, 4/19
Date: Wed Apr 19 2017 10:13 am
From: jpogacnik AT hotmail.com
 
I was at the Lake Erie Bluffs this morning for about three hours.  A couple brief showers and a couple peeks of sun kept it interesting. Along the lake there were a lot of cormorants moving with over 300 counted. Of note was a pair of female long-tailed ducks observed heading east. There were quite a few songbirds moving with blackbirds, swallows and blue jays making up the majority. Of note was a single calling fish crow.


There were a few songbirds along the trails west of Lane Road including four species of warblers, yellow-throated, palm, yellow-rumped and yellow. The yellow-throated was along the north side of the trail near the intersection with the trail that heads north to the beach. Also of note was an early male orchard oriole that I observed a few times . It seemed to be moving around in the interior of the loop trail west of Lane Road.


Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
Apr 19, 2017 7:10 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Widely scattered rain showers mixed with some partly sunny skies. There were several blue jay flocks moving east along the lake.
67 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 16
Long-tailed Duck 1 A pair of female long-tailed ducks were observed flying east along the lake.
Red-breasted Merganser 114
Common Loon 7 All were non-breeding plumaged birds
Horned Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 379
Great Blue Heron 9
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 106
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 280
Herring Gull 71
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 28
Pileated Woodpecker 3 All were flying east along the lake,. Migrating?
American Kestrel 3
Blue Jay 211
American Crow 22
Fish Crow 1 A single fish crow flew directly overhead. It appeared very small. It was also heard giving it's nasal call twice.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 123
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 175
Bank Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 8
swallow sp. 200
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 28
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 11
Cedar Waxwing 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Yellow-throated Warbler 1 Heard and seen in trees along lakeshore on Lane road trail.
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 24
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 17
Red-winged Blackbird 390
Common Grackle 66
Brown-headed Cowbird 588
Orchard Oriole 1 An early male orchard oriole was observed several times and heard moving around in the large field area west of Lane Road.
blackbird sp. 1500
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 18


John Pogacnik

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Subject: Spring Arrivals on South Bass Island
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 20:36 pm
From: lakbrohl AT gmail.com
 
I heard my first eastern phoebe on South Bass Island on Saturday. Heard a towhee today and saw rough-winged swallows at the South Bass Island State Park. Have had chipping sparrows all week in the vineyard while working. Yellow-rumped warblers at the Massie Cliffside Preserve today.

Still lots of horned grebes, red-breasted mergansers as well as a few common loons on the lake.

Lisa Brohl

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Subject: 2017 Ohio Avian Research Conference
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 19:10 pm
From: tuckercasey AT hotmail.com
 
Dear Friends and Colleagues;

For the past four years I have planned and organized a state-wide ornithological research conference here in Ohio to help promote the science of ornithology to a broader audience. This conference brings together professional academics, citizen scientists, museum workers, agency and non-profit biologists, students and birders from all over Ohio to share the latest information with one another about their research work both locally and globally.

This will be the fifth consecutive year for the Ohio avian Research conference and I'd like to make it something special. To that end I’ve recruited a special keynote presenter for this year’s conference. I’m happy to announce that Dr. Steven Beissinger, President of the American Ornithological Society (formerly AOU) will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Beissinger earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Miami University of Ohio.

Dr. Beissinger has been recognized as a Fellow of the London Zoological Society and the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU), where he chaired the Conservation Committee and was elected as a councilor. In 2010 he received the William Brewster Award from the AOU for publication of the most meritorious body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere over the past decades. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology, National Academy of Sciences Committee for the Restoration of the Everglades, Board of Directors of the National Audubon Society, Marbled Murrelet Recovery Team, U.S. National Committee to the International Union of Biological Sciences, and U.S. National Committee of Diversitas. He has served on the editoriall boards of Conservation Biology,Ecology and Ecology Letters. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/n3fhju4

This year's conference will be held on Saturday, October 14th once again at Denison University in Granville. So please hold the date. An official conference website, registration and more information will be forthcoming in the months ahead, with a call for presentations and abstracts in September. We’ll be offering 30 minute or 15 minute time blocks for most presentations, however based on their success last year we’ll also be offering 5 minute speed round presentations for students, especially undergraduates and high school students.

In the meantime you can view the conference schedules for the past several conferences here:
2016: http://tuckercasey.wixsite.com...
2015: http://tuckercasey.wixsite.com...
2014: http://tuckercasey.wixsite.com...

If you, or your organization, would like a table for a display or to market items please do not hesitate to contact me between now and the end of September.

This will be an exciting conference, and I hope many of you will consider joining us for another great year of promoting and celebrating the science of birds.

See you in October!

Casey Tucker


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Subject: L Hope S P Zaleski S F-15 Warblers
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 17:02 pm
From: nylebruce AT gmail.com
 
Warblers
Yellow-rumped
Black-white
Pine
L Waterthrush
Parula
Yellow-throated
C Yellowthroat
B T Green
Cerulean
Blue-winged
Hooded
Yellow
Ovenbird
A Redstart
Prairie

Others
Woodpeckers
Pileated
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-headed
Flicker
Barred Owl
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
R C Kinglet
H Thrush
W Thrush
Towhee
Turkey
Sparrows
W T
Swamp
Junco
N R Swallow
Bluebird
C Wren
Hawks
R T
R S
Sharpie
G B Heron
Ducks
Wood
Mallard
Summer Tanager
Purple Finch- pair- male singing heartily

Bruce Simpson-Nature Photographer


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Subject: Hinckley tuesday--sorry, 1st incomplete
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 14:17 pm
From: 00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Sorry, was trying to edit the first email & managed to hit send before I was done--pls  ignore the incomplete one. 
>
> Explored hinckley reservation this AM. Pretty quiet bird wise. Did see one Lesser Yellowlegs at the lake as well as one perched Broad-winged & Red-Shouldered hawks. Lots of B-G Gnatcatchers & RCKs. Only warbler was a breeding plumage Yellow-rumped. White-throated, chipping & field sparrows.
>
> In a grassy field not far from the Taki reserve gate on Harper Rd, I had a pair of Wild Turkeys--they even gobbled.
>
> Did have some nice wildflowers incl large-flowered trilliums, trout Lilies & marsh marigolds. Butterflies: Red Admiral & Mourning Cloak.

Peggy Wang
Hudson
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Subject: Hinckley tuesday
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 14:13 pm
From: 00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Explored hinckley reservation this AM. Pretty quiet bird wise. Did see one Lesser Yellowlegs at the lake as well as one perched Broad-winged Hawk. Lots of B-G Gnatcatchers & RCKs. Only warbler was a breeding plumage Yellow-rumped. White-throated, chipping & field sparrows. 

In a grassy field not far from the Taki reserve gate on Harper Rd, I had a pair of Wild Turkeys.

but some nice wildflowers incl large-flowered trilliums

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Subject: Big Island Pelicans...No.
Date: Tue Apr 18 2017 14:08 pm
From: sjlarue1 AT gmail.com
 
Greetings!

Well I think that our Florida sized group of Pelicans have lifted off ahead
of the storm to parts wherever.

Reports earlier had the pelicans lifting off sometime between 9 and noon
when I saw them.

We still have a smattering of different shorebirds in the above ground
reservoir along SR 95.

BRING ON THE BOBOLINKS!

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

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Subject: American Golden Plovers - Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area
Date: Mon Apr 17 2017 20:18 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
Monday afternoon, April 17, 2017,there was a flock of an estimated 350-400 American Golden Plovers in a slightly flooded field on the south side of CH-68 between Washburn Road and CH-125. Also mixed in were Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs and a few Dowitchers. In total there wereabout 500 shorebirds.
Charlie Bombaci

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Subject: REquest for help
Date: Mon Apr 17 2017 17:26 pm
From: 000002f829346c28-dmarc-request AT listserv.miamioh.edu
 
Hope this isn't too late; I was shown the GHO nest late this afternoon.

From the Rural Road parking lot at Chagrin River Park, head northeast
on the Woodland Run Trail, past the swing set. A short way along on
your left you'll see an area marked off with yellow tape. The nest is
on the very top of a big broken-off tree.

There were two owlets and an adult in the nest when I was there.

Good luck!

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Subject: Big Island Wildlife Area, Monday, April 17, 2017
Date: Mon Apr 17 2017 16:08 pm
From: cbombaci AT att.net
 
The American White Pelicans were still present at Big Island Wildlife Area today. They were spread along three ponds on the north side of La Rue-Prospect Road. Some did several nice low flyovers before settling back down. Estimated 80-85 individuals.
Charlie Bombaci

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