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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, April 17, 2011

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OBBA2 2009 Highlights

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OBBA Seeking New Coordinator

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, September 24, 2009

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Midwest Native Plant Society Conference, July 24 - 26

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, June 19, 2009

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An American Naturalist In Iraq

Major Randal Rogers, of the Ohio National Guard, has been trying to bring a sense of nature to his post in Iraq. ... more

Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, March 5, 2009

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, February 26, 2009

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, February 19, 2009

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, February 12, 2009

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, January 29, 2009

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, January 15, 2009

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Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Report, January 8, 2009

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A Birding Soldier in Iraq

OOS member Randel Rogers is stationed in Iraq with an Ohio National Guard unit, and is spreading the word there about birding. You can help. ... more

April 28, 2008: OBBA II Season Underway

A few notes, a couple links, and some information from OBBA II coordinators Aaron Boone and Paul Rodewald ... more

April 7, 2008: OBBA II Region 53 Blockbuster Weekend June 6-8

A "block-busting event" for OBBA II Region 53 is scheduled for June 6-8. Additional details and a registration form for the event are in the article. ... more

March 18, 2008: The Ohio-birds List Serve 2007 Year in Review

We heard it on the grapevine: An overview and analysis of all the species, rare and common, reported to the Ohio-birds email list in 2007, by John Habig. Illustrated with photos. ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report February 2008 Archives

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February 26, 2008: OBBA II Priority Blocks Need Coverage

The second Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas is in its third year. Aaron Boone provides information on how to help cover priority blocks and under-surveyed areas. ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report January 2008 Archives

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Ohio Rare Bird Report December 2007 Archives

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January 15, 2008: CBCs, January Lists, and Great Horned Owls

Gathering early evidence of breeding Great Horned Owls on CBCs ... more

January 7, 2008: The Grand Rapids-Waterville CBC

An excerpt from an article by Tom Kemp covering the first forty years of the Grand Rapids-Waterville CBC ... more

January 4, 2008: Ohio CBC Facts and Figures: Compilers

The third and final excerpt from Roger Troutman's history of Ohio Christmas Bird Counts ... more

December 12, 2007: Ohio CBC Facts and Figures and All-time Participation Leaders

Will anyone top 246? A few currently active birders are on their way to 100. ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report November 2007 Archives

All Ohio Statewide Rare Bird Alert reports for the month of November in one handy location ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report Archives October 12 and 19, 2007

Ohio Rare Bird Report Archives for October 12 and 19, 2007 ... more

November 20, 2007: OOS/TNC Bird Conservation Conference

Registration deadline for a very special symposium on bird conservation, co-hosted by the OOS and the Ohio Chapter of TNC is one week away ... more

November 15, 2007: Species Worth Documenting on Ohio CBCs

An excerpt from Roger Troutman's forthcoming book about Ohio CBCs offers a list of birds that ought to be documented on Ohio Christmas Bird Counts ... more

November 9, 2007: Meet the Wilmot CBC

The Wilmot CBC, between the Black-capped and the Carolina Chickadee ... more

October 31, 2007: All About Calendars

Calendars for the present and the past; New research reveals birding is older than the internet ... more

October 17, 2007 Christmas Bird Count Season Approaches

Compilers and Organizers begin planning for the 2007-2008 108th NAS CBC & Winter Count Season; Meet the Quail Hollow CBC ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report, October 12, 2007

Yellow Rail (again), a few "sharp-tailed" sparrows, and more ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report, October 5, 2007

Yellow Rail, Kirtland's Warbler, sparrows, Red Crossbill and more ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report, September 28, 2007

September Gulls ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report, September 21, 2007

Anhinga, Mississippi Kites, White-winged Dove and more ... more

September 24, 2007: A Few Items You Probably Already Know About

The TOC of the Spring 2007 Ohio Cardinal; Sibley's blog; Southeastern Michigan Raptor Research ... more

September 23, 2007: Keeping Up with Happenings from the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas

Some information about the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II project, including a link to issue #1 of "The Ohio Atlaser," the official newsletter of OBBA II ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report Archives

Archives of past Ohio Rare Bird Reports will be kept in the OOS's news pages, beginning with September 2007 reports. ... more

Ohio Rare Bird Report, September 14, 2007

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Ohio Rare Bird Report, September 7, 2007

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Ohio Rare Bird Report, September 1, 2007

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September 10, 2007: Mississippi Kite Tales

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Ohio Winter Bird Atlas 2007

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is coordinating the 2007 Ohio Winter Bird Atlas and we need your help! ... more

September 15, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Assorted photos, news, notes, and upcoming events news ... more

August 29, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Photos of the Pickerington Ponds Metropark Ruff, and an albino something-or-other from Morrow County, plus a few other items ... more

Quick Links to Ohio-related Birding Websites

Links to a number of useful websites devoted to birds and birding in the Ohio region: Revised and reorganized as of June 20, 2006. ... more

August 7, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Another Banded Piping Plover photographed at Conneaut; Lark Sparrows in Greene County; gravel pits, an under-birded frontier ... more

July 13, 2006: Update: More information on the Piping Plover found and photographed at Conneaut

A banded Piping Plover, the third photographed in Ohio since April 2005, reported from Conneaut on July 10. Also, another report of the American Anhinga in Summit County, and a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Franklin County. ... more

July 7, 2006: Supplement to 47th AOU Checklist

A review of the changes made in the 47th AOU Checklist, by Bill Whan. ... more

July 5, 2006: OBBA II Online Data Entry Now Available

Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II Coordinator Aaron Boone introduces Cornell's online data entry system. ... more

July 5, 2006: Stark County Clay-colored Sparrow

A Stark County Clay-colored Sparrow found during OBBA II atlas work. ... more

June 28, 2006: Using a Handheld Computer to Record Bird Sightings in the Field

Ken Ostermiller explains how to use a popular freeware program for keeping track of birds in the field. ... more

June 27, 2006: Anhinga Found in Summit County

An Anhinga was found and photographed in Summit County on June 26. Only one prevois record of the species for Ohio. ... more

June 20, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Loggerhead Shrike and other interesting atlas finds; 3 spring Western Tanager reports; various photos from the spring ... more

May 31, 2006: Digital Audio Gear—price versus function

A look at a possible alternative to expensive digital audio gear setups. By Randel Rogers ... more

May 22, 2006: Spring Kirtland's Warblers in Ohio: A History

An overview of Ohio spring Kirtland's Warbler records, by Bill Whan ... more

May 20, 2006: Swainson's Warbler reported from Headlands Beach State Park

Swainson's Warbler seen and heard singing by multiple observers on May 20. Two photos. ... more

May 12, 2006: An Introduction to Radar Ornithology, Part II: Useful weather sites

The second part of an introduction to basic principles of weather and the impact of weather on bird migration. ... more

May 11, 2006: OBBA II "Atlasing is Easy!"

An article by Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas Project Coordinator, Aaron Boone. ... more

May 10, 2006: Two Kirtland's Warblers at Headlands Beach State Park

Two Kirtland's Warblers discovered on May 10; three photos of one of the birds and ... more

May 3, 2006: Birding News From Around the State

A few photos and a few highlights ... more

April 25, 2006: Photos of a Ruff and Western Tanager

Two wily rare birds really well reported and recorded by Ohio birders. ... more

April 8, 2006: An Introduction to Radar Ornithology, Part I

An introduction to basic principles of weather and the impact of weather on bird migration ... more

April 4, 2006: Unusual Swift, possibly a White-throated Swift, reported from ONWR

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge's monthly bird census team observed a possible White-throated Swift during their monthly census on April 2. ... more

March 31, 2006: Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II Volunteer Symposium

A free event for OBBA II volunteers is scheduled for April 15 in Columbus. ... more

March 14, 2006: Photo Essay, Merwin Street BCNH Roost

Slightly revised and updated: A photo essay on the Black-crowned Night-Heron roost along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland; plus some historical records concerning wintering Black-crowneds in Ohio ... more

March 8, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

A collection of recent, and not so recent, photos ... more

March 1, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Eurasian Wigeon found and photographed at Welborn Reservoir in Stark County ... more

February 16, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

A few photos, including Northern Gannet, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and ... more

February 15, 2006: USFWS Cormorant Management Announcement

Last day for public comment is February 16: USFWS Seeking Public Comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment for Double-crested Cormorant Management in Ohio. Details inside. ... more

February 15, 2006: Two Minute Book Review—Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio, by Larry Rosche. Review by David Dister ... more

February 5, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Common Ravens reported from Jefferson County and ... more

February 3, 2005: Ohio Breeding Bird Survey Atlas Block Registration

Registration for atlas blocks for the second Ohio Breeding Bird Survey set to begin on Saturday morning, February 4th. ... more

January 24, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Gulls galore, Senate Bill 193, the Search for Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (with a new photo of a pair of dead Ivory-billeds, posted on January 25), and ... more

January 17, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

California Gull in Conneaut; a "Prairie" Merlin photographed at Killdeer Plains; Was the Anna's Hummingbird a female . . . or a male? and ... more

January 16, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Mew Gull reported from Erie County, and additional Erie County-related Birding News. ... more

January 12, 2005: Black-Capped Chickadees in Ohio, Part I

Could Black-capped Chickadees undergo an irruption year without anyone noticing? ... more

January 12, 2005: The 2001 Black-capped Chickadee Irruption at Holiday Beach (Black-Capped Chickadees in Ohio, Part II)

The 2001 Black-capped Chickadee Irruption at Holiday Beach, by Allen Chartier ... more

January 11, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Snowy owl at Bowling Green, multiple Gannets, gull photos from Cleveland back when winter was here, a European Goldfinch on the lam, song variations among Northern Cardinals, and ... more

January 6, 2006: Birding News From Around Ohio

Announcements concerning BSBO's Winter Bird Atlas, the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II, Mid-Winter Eagle Surveys, a new Ohio Birding Blog and ... more

December 29, 2005: New Year's Greetings...

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December 24, 2005: Christmas Wishes from The News Bureau

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December 20, 2005: A Symposium on Raptors and Owls of Ohio Grasslands, December 3, 2005

A photo essay by Judy Kolo-Rose with photos by Jen Sauter, Judy Kolo-Rose and Hugh Rose, and Jim McCormac ... more

December 20, 2005: OOS Shorebird Symposium Recap

Better late than never, we finally post the photo essay for the August 27 Shorebirds of Lake Erie Symposium ... more

December 12, 2005: Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird photographed in Butler County; still present as of December 11. Slight change in visitation procedure. New photo. Details inside ... more

December 8, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Anna's Hummingbird remains in Butler County; Northern Gannet in Cleveland, and ... more

November 29, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Harlequin duck, northern gannet, purple sandpipers, and jaegers, among other recent highlights. A few photos and ... more

November 21, 2005: Of Hummingbirds and Owls

Rufous hummingbird and saw-whet owl banding in words and pictures ... more

November 16, 2005: Cave Swallows

Another cave swallow report on November 16 from Ashtabula County, plus recaps of all other known reports since November 5. ... more

November 14, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Ross's geese, a second Wadsworth Rufous Hummingbird, a few photos and ... more

October 22, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Red phalaropes, rufous hummingbird, a list of Notable Birds of the Lima Area, other fall sightings news from around Ohio and ... more

October 21, 2005: Toledo Naturalists' Assocation Program Announcement

Kenn Kaufman to speak at November 19 meeting on migration in Europe and North America ... more

October 13, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

A few photo highlights from recent days: Selasphorus (probably rufous) hummingbird, Franklin's gull, and Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrow ... more

October 6, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Black-billed magpies, Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrows, various photos and ... more

September 19, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Gray flycatcher and white-winged dove reports lead the weekend reports ... more

September 6, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

A Lake County frigatebird, an Alum Creek piping plover, and Caesar Creek SP laughing gulls in words, photos, and ... more

August 31: Evening Update: Birding News From Around Ohio

Numerous birders throughout Ohio and neighboring states reported a number of interesting birds today ... more

August 31: Birding News From Around Ohio

Shorebirds continue to dominate the news, but passerine reports increasing. Photos of warblers, vireos, various birds in danger, and ... more

August 23: Shorebirding at Hoover Reservoir

A photo essay by Jim McCormac ... more

August 19, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Holmes County Green violet-ear not seen since August 16; photos of leucistic hummingbird and lots of shorebirds. ... more

August 17, 2005: Green violet-ear reported from Holmes County

Green violet-ear reported from Holmes County on August 16. Two photos, plus a link to directions to the site and visitation details, inside. ... more

August 9, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Summer hummers moving through; second Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas to begin in 2006 ... more

July 31, 2005: July White Ibis Reports from Ohio

Three reports of immature white ibises in Ohio during July. Only five white ibis records prior to 2005. A couple photos of the Big Darby Bird; a visit to "The Summer of The Heron" and ... more

July 19, 2005: Clermont County Sooty Tern

Sooty Tern at East Fork State Park in Clermont County still present as of Monday afternoon, July 18. ... more

July 19, 2005: Birding News From Around Ohio

Assorted news items and photos. ... more

July 14, 2005: Tri-Valley Wildlife Area Photo Essay

A photo essay on Tri-Valley Wildlife Area by Jim McCormac ... more

July 13, 2005: Tri-Valley Wildlife Area Site Guide

A site guide for birding Tri-Valley Wildlife Area, provided by Bob Royse ... more

July 13, 2005: Photos from the April OOS Conference

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The Ohio Avian Ecology and Conservation Conference

The third OAECC conference is planned for August 5, 2005 in Columbus. Please consider attending. ... more

July 3, 2005: News and Photos From Around the State

News and photos, etc., and ... more

June 21, 2005: Unusual Warren County Gull

Photos of an unusual gull taken at Caesar Creek State Park on June 18, plus flight photos ... more

June 22, 2005: Falcon or Parakeet?

A closer look at Hopewell Culture copper bird effigies ... more

June 22, 2005: Cedar Bog Photo Essay

Cedar Bog: A glacial relict. Text and Photos by Jim McCormac ... more

June 7, 2005: News and Photos From Around the State

Nation's oldest great horned owl found in Cincinnati, breeding night-herons in Cincinnati and Columbus, grassland birds on the move and ... more

May 26, 2005: Photo Essay: A trip to Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve

A trip to Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve ... more

May 19, 2005: News and Photos from Around the State

Ohio's first documented spring purple sandpiper; photos from our backlog and ... more

May 17, 2005: News and Photos from Around the State

Recent news and photos ... more

May 17, 2005: Opinion Piece

A look at HB 66 and its possible effects on Ohio streams and wetlands; May 17 update: Ohio Senate discussing bill week of May 16-20. ... more

April 30, 2005: Piping Plover, Caesar Creek State Park

Piping plover found on April 29 at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County; still present as of Saturday afternoon, April 30. Photos and ... more

April 28, 2005: Assorted Photos and News

Numerous photos and a few news pieces concerning Ohio birds, including a pink-sided junco, dowitcher ID tips, bird song recording, and ... more

April 26, 2005: Clear Creek Valley – Appalachia North

A photo essay from the Clear Creek Valley. ... more

April 21, 2005: More About the Holmes County Sapsucker

Link to a website featuring oodles of photos of red-naped sapsuckers and birds that may or may not be red-naped sapsuckers, plus some photos of a yellow-bellied sapsucker which are sure to entertain some and anger others. ... more

April 14, 2005: Holmes County Sapsucker Gone but Not Forgotten

Holmes County Sapsucker last seen on April 8; a recap and update to the on-going Holmes County Sapsucker debate. ... more

April 10, 2005: Birding News and Notes

News and photos from Dike 14 Nature Preserve in Cleveland; a Merlin of the "Prairie" race; first bald eagle nests in many, many years in southwestern Ohio. ... more

April 7, 2005: Photos of the Holmes County Sapsucker

New: links to additional photos of the sapsucker, plus eight photos for your viewing pleasure. ... more

April 5, 2005, Evening Update: Possible Red-naped Sapsucker from Holmes County

Various opinions on the identity of the Holmes County Sapsucker, as well as information on the sapsucker species complex ... more

April 4, 2005, Evening Update: Possible Red-naped Sapsucker from Holmes County

Possible Holmes County red-naped sapsucker under debate. Three more pictures available. ... more

April 4, 2005: Red-naped Sapsucker Reported from Holmes County

Possible first state record reported today. Photos and links inside. ... more

March 31, 2005: Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio

Excerpts from an extremely rare (and expensive) 19th Century book written and illustrated by Genevieve E. Jones and Eliza J. Schultze are now available on the internet. ... more

March 25, 2005: Birding News and Notes

A Baltimore Oriole from Cincinnati, a mishap in a NE Ohio heronry, the varied thrush remains, and other news. ... more

March 20, 2005: Cackling Goose Added to Ohio List

The Ohio Bird Record Committee officially added Cackling Goose to the list of Ohio birds today. ... more

March 17, 2005: Birding News And Notes

Lesser black-backed gulls in SW Ohio; Eurasian wigeons; The Varied Thrush has left the building and a little bit more. ... more

March 8, 2005: ODNR To Require Parking Fee At All State Parks

$5.00 a day or $25.00 annual fee to be required at all 74 Ohio state parks beginning in May (Corrected Version) ... more

March 7, 2005: Varied Thrush Update and Some Gull Photos

Varied thrush still present ast of Monday afternoon; and lots of great gull photos, just because we like them! ... more

March 2, 2005: Birding News and Notes

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March 1, 2005: Cuban Birding Opportunities

Cuba Bird Study Program offers birders an opportunity to help conservation and education efforts in Cuba ... more

March 1, 2005: Turkeys Gone Wild

Smoken' photos a click away ... more

February 28, 2005: Carroll County Varied Thrush

Photos of and directions to a varied thrush that has been spending the past three months in Carroll County. ... more

February 27, 2005: Morris Mercer and The Oxbow

Morris Mercer, one of the founders of Oxbow, Inc., died recently at age 84. ... more

February 23, 2005: Eagles on Trampolines

The headline pretty much says it all about a group of Erie County bald eagles from the 2004 nesting season. ... more

February 15, 2005: Good Gull Photos

Links to a number of websites featuring photos of gulls observed (mostly) in Ohio ... more

February 14, 2005: Ohio’s Arctic: Birding the frozen Inland Sea

A photo essay featuring a few Clevelad-area Gull Hotspots ... more

February 13, 2005: Port Clinton Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser

Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser hybird photographed in Port Clinton, Ottawa County ... more

February 9, 2005: Birding News and Notes

Barn owl and Prairie Falcon(s), plus news of upcoming bird books and birding festivals ... more

February 8 Update: Bird Photos From Around Ohio

A few photos we've been remiss in not posting sooner, plus a long-tailed duck pic we overlooked ... more

January 26, 2005: A (Scioto) River runs through it: Birding the flooded valley

A photo essay on a January birding trip to the Scioto River Valley by Jim McCormac ... more

January 13, 2005: Photos of Interesting, Rare, and Ice-covered Birds

Photos of Northern Goshawk, Rufous Hummingbird, Pine Warbler, and Mourning Doves with ice-covered tails ... more

Gull's Galore: The Lake Erie Gull Symposium

Gullapalooza 2005 attended by over 100 people; afternoon field trip nets seven species of gull, including California and Thayer's ... more

News From Around the State, January 3, 2005

Prairie falcon, and two Northern Goshawk reports lead recent news, plus some news from a few Ohio CBCs ... more

December 23, 2004: News From Around The State

News from the Hamilton County Park District's Winter Count, the Oxford and Toledo CBCs, and more ... more

December 21, 2004: News From Around The State

Photographs of a Hamilton County Rufous Hummingbird and a Clark County Osprey lead the news ... more

December 21, 2004: News From Around The State

Christmas and winter bird count reports, news of other birds, including a Hamilton County rufous hummingbird ... more

December 16, 2004: Chuck-will's-widow Found in Clermont County

Bird found in pine grove near a Boy Scout camp, December 12 ... more

December 14, 2004: Ninety-second Book Review

Review of In Ohio's Backyard: Spiders, a new book by Richard A. Bradley ... more

December 13, 2004: News From Around The State

A photo-documented osprey from Darke County and a whip-poor-will recovered near Cincinnati among other sightings reports ... more

December 7, 2004: Sen. Voinovich-sponsored Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of 2004 Passes Congress

Reform intended to help battle invasive species and to encounter the Hill v. Norton decision of 2001 ... more

December 6, 2004: News From Around The State

Prairie Falcon still being reported from the Wilds and other news ... more

November 29: News From Around The State

Prairie Falcon Reports, Cackling Geese Photos, and a Harris's Sparrow in Cincinnati ... more

November 24, 2004: Updates on Two Birds of Current Interest

Heading into the holiday weekend, Prairie Falcon & Say's Phoebe are hit or miss; a Northern Goshawk was photographed in Montgomery County Nov. 19 ... more

November 24, 2004: A pictorial trip to The Wilds: Prairie Falcon!

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November 22, 2004: News from Around the State

Prairie falcon, Glossy Ibis, another pair of cemetery Merlins, and Tundra Swans lead the news ... more

November 19, 2004: News From Around The State

Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Western Grebe, Plegadis Ibis, All Potential Weekend Ticks For Ohio Birders ... more

November 19, 2004: November Birding In Ohio

Two brief articles about November birding in the Buckeye State ... more

November 17, 2004: Western Grebe at Caesar Creek State Park

Western grebe observed from November 8 to 13 ... more

November 17, 2004: John Ruthven Awarded National Medal of Arts

Ruthven is the first "wildlife" artist to be awarded the National Medal of Arts ... more

November 16, 2004: News From Around the State

Western grebe, red-throated loons, prairie falcon and cackling goose lead the news . . . ... more

November 16, 2004: The Canada Goose Complex

An overview of the canada goose complex ... more

November 11, 2004: Southeastern Ohio Rufous Hummingbirds

A report from the field ... more

November 10, 2004: News from Around the State, Part II

All sorts of recent highlights ... more

November 9, 2004: News from Around the State, Part I

Saw-whet owls, merlins, sandhill and whooping cranes ... more

November 8, 2004: Northwest Ohio Birding News

A summary of recent sightings from Ohio's great Northwest ... more

News From Around the State, Part II: October 29, 2004

Assorted sightings and reports, plus a little book news ... more

News From Around the State, Part I: October 29, 2004

Say's Phoebe, Brant, and Plegadis ibis Reports Among Highlights ... more

October 20, 2004: Say's Phoebe in Holmes County

Say's phoebe in Holmes County leads recent news . . . ... more

October 13, 2004: A Few More Cackling Goose ID tips and Info

"Runt" Canada Geese vs. Cackling Geese plus links to a couple useful sites ... more

October 11, 2004: News From Around The State

Ross's Goose, Bicknell's Thrush and Rufous Hummingbird among highlights ... more

October 7, 2004: Connecticut and Mourning Warbler ID Issues

A look at recent posts on Ohio-Birds concerning Connecticut and Mourning Warbler identification issues ... more

October 5, 2004: Deformed House Sparrows

Two photos of House Sparrows with unusual bills. ... more

October 4, 2004: Birding News from Around Ohio

Recent highlights include Varied Thrush, Sabine's Gull, and Clay-colored Sparrow ... more

BSBO Announces Fall Seminar--Hammerheads: Woodpecker Ecology and ID

Black Swamp Bird Observatory sponsoring woodpecker ecology & ID conference on October 30, 2004. Dr. Jerome Jackson to be featured speaker. ... more

October 4, 2004: October Birding In Ohio

Three essays on the best of fall birding in Ohio ... more

September 28, 2004: shorebirds and waterfowl

A few highlights and photos from recent days . . . ... more

September 28, 2004: Birding Nooze From the 2004 Campaign Trail

George W. Bush Becomes the First Sitting U.S. President To Visit an Ohio IBA, and the OOS News Was There . . . Sort of. ... more

September 20, 2004: Dike 14 Events

September 23 "Introduction to Dike 14 Lecture and Tour"; October 2 "Bird Walks and IBA Ceremony" ... more

Sheldon's Marsh Celebrates The Folly At Fifty

September 18 events to include an IBA dedication ceremony, field trips, and an evening dinner ... more

September 14: Yellow rail Reported in Hamilton County

Two reports of a yellow rail from Hamilton County's Miami-Whitewater Wetlands ... more

September 8: Southeast Michigan Raptor Research Begins Fall Raptor Counts

SMRR began their 2004 count at two sites near Detroit on September 1 ... more

Olentangy River Merlin Still Present as of September 7

Unshocked observers watch without horror as merlin devours house sparrow; victim's family asks "where's the outrage? Why no public outcry?" ... more

News From Around the State, September 7, 2004

A mystery Tringa sandpiper, a selasphorus hummer, & a Mississippi kite; fall migration gaining speed; shorebird sites, etc. ... more

September 1, 2004: The Joys of September Birding

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September 1: Cleveland's Dike 14 in the news

Three recent news articles about efforts to preserve Dike 14 on the Cleveland lakefront ... more

August 26-31: Common Nighthawk & Chimney Swift Counts

A summary of recent common nighthawk and chimney swift reports ... more

September 1 Update: Two Unusual Ohio Summer Raptor Records

Two Golden Eagles reported at the Wilds; one Merlin found in Columbus ... more

Atlasing the Not So Remote North

Bob Scott Placier describes a day in the field during his 2004 Ontario Breeding Bird Altas work ... more

August 19 & 25 Banding Results, Buzzard's Roost Nature Preserve, Chillicothe

Among the highlights so far: mourning warbler, hooded warbler, and least flycatcher ... more

August 22-25: Common Nighthawk & Chimney Swift Counts

A number of Ohio birders are keeping track of nighthawks and chimney swifts. Here is some of what they're reporting. ... more

August 25, 2004: Least Tern in Hamilton County

August 26 Update: Least tern NOT present as of Wednesday afternoon, August 25 ... more

News From Around the State, August 23, 2004: Passerine Migration

Birds on the move: mourning warbler, Philadelphia vireo, flycatchers, etc. ... more

Essay: Shorebirding In Ohio, Past, Present, and Future

A look at the "when" and "why" of shorebird migration through Ohio, plus an overview of a number of shorebird watching sites in the state. ... more

News From Around the State, August 22, 2004: Shorebirds

Assorted Shorebird highlights ... more

Things You Can't Talk About on the Ohio-Birds List, Part II

U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich on controlling invasive species via the Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act ... more

Things You Can't Talk About on the Ohio-Birds List, Part I

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's D'arcy Egan discusses proposals for double-crested cormorant control on Lake Erie ... more

News From Around the State, August 16, 2004

Shorebird sightings continue to dominate recent news; passerine migration picking up ... more

John James Audubon on the Chimney Swallow

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RAPTOR, Inc. & Cincinnati Bird Club Bring Brian Wheeler to Cincinnati

SW Ohio raptor rehab organization & Cincy Bird Club to host Brian Wheeler for September member's meeting ... more

Holden Arboretum Sponsors Kenn Kaufman Programs

Kenn Kaufman to present three programs on birds & butterflies at Holden Arboretum, September 10 & 11, 2004 ... more

News From Around the State, August 2, 2004

Black terns dominate weekend sightings reports ... more

Wanted: American Crow Photos

Photos need for OOS image library project on common backyard Buckeye birds ... more

The Forty-fifth Supplement to the AOU Check-list: A Perspective from the ABA Area

AOU Lumpers, Splitters, head towards peace talks; issue of table shape still a roadblock. Some new birds added; some old ones subtracted; names changed & tweaked. ... more

Erie County News: A New Birding Site & The Folly@Fifty

Eagle Point Preserve Now Open; Sheldon's Marsh to Host 50th Anniversary Celebration ... more

Canada Goosed

A look into the effects of the AOU's recent split of Canada goose ... more

News From Around the State, July 26, 2004

King rails, American avocets, plus birds of shore and birds of grass ... more

Additonal King Rail Photos and Two Videos

King rail photos and QuickTime videos, plus a hatch-year prairie warbler ... more

King Rails and Other News, July 22, 2004

Breeding king rails reported from two Ohio sites; reports from shorebird sites around the state ... more

Nirschl's Toledo Warbler

The internet and email, as well as old-fashioned legwork, have helped spur discussions of an interesting warbler. ... more

OOS Fall Field Trip: Warblers on the Move

September 19 trip to focus on fall warblers ... more

Dayton-area Rare Bird Alert Updated, July 16

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July 14, 2004, Shorebirds on the Move

Here they come . . . avocets and whimbrels, oh my. ... more

July 14 Update: Interesting Toledo Warbler

Additional photos of and some comments on the Wildwood Preserve Warbler ... more

The Birds of North America series

A number of Ohio libraries hold copies of this valuable and up-to-date reference. Will we see it even more widely available in the future? ... more

Cleveland Lakefront Planners Unveil Plans for Development of Dike 14

Plan to allow for migratory birds and environmental education opportunities ... more

Northwestern Ohio News, July 2, 2004

Rails, shorebirds, marsh wrens, & an odd warbler ... more

Evening Update: Birders Beware: Summit County Western Meadowlark Alert

PPG officials allow birders viewing access ... more

Golden-winged Warbler Breeding Confirmed at CVNP

Male golden-winged warbler observed feeding a fledgling ... more

Highlights From Around Ohio, June 30, 2004

Sandhill cranes, olive-sided flycatcher, grassland birds, golden-winged warbler, and much more. ... more

Edison Woods Preserve Breeding Bird Survey Results

Highlights of June 12 survey include alder flycatcher, black-and-white warbler, and others ... more

More News from Around the State, June 22, 2004

Western Meadowlark in Summit County; Pine Warblers in Hamilton County ... more

Checklist of the Birds of Ohio, 2e

Updated version of Ohio bird checklist now available ... more

Ornithological Journals On Line

University of New Mexico General Library’s Ornithology Journal Archive is worth a visit ... more

News From Around the State, June 21, 2004

Assorted sightings and reports ... more

Northwest Ohio News, June 21, 2004

Recent NW highlights ... more

Holden Arboretum Breeding Bird Survey Recap

Nashville warbler among the highlights of June 19 survey ... more

Photo Essay: The Voice of America Park, Butler County

A grassland bird oasis in the midst of booming & bustling SW Ohio ... more

The Wilds Inaugural Field Trip, June 12, 2004

Recap, highlights, and photos of the first OOS field trip . . . ... more

Northwest Ohio News, June 11, 2004

Summer birding begins ... more

Bird Photos From Around Ohio, June 12, 2004

Photos of breeding birds and birds we hope will breed... ... more

Short Essay: A Narrow Niche

A short essay on the breeding habits and habitats of the black-necked stilt ... more

Southeastern Ohio News, June 7, 2004

A letter from Nelsonville . . . ... more

Weekend Roundup, June 5-6, 2004

Stilt mania strikes Ohio birders; news of late migrants & potential breeders from around the state ... more

Spring 2004 Sightings Report Deadlines Approaching

The Ohio Cardinal, Cleveland Bird Calendar, and the Bobolink request spring 2004 bird sightings reports ... more

The Wilds Field Trip, June 12, 2004

All spaces filled for first OOS field trip ... more

Southwestern Ohio News June 2, 2004

Migration winds down; rare bird reports wind up ... more

Recent Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Sightings

Additional reports of the species from NJ and MO; plus consideration of 1993 sightings ... more

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Hamilton County, May 30, 2004

Black-bellied whistling-duck photographed on May 30, but not seen since. ... more

Memorial Day Note...

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Northwestern Ohio News, May 26, 2004

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Southeastern Ohio News, May 26, 2004

RFI: Strip Mine Sedge Wrens ... more

Southeastern Ohio News, May 24, 2004

News of bats, bobolinks, and breeding birds. ... more

Southwestern Ohio News, May 25, 2004

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News From Around the State, May 21, 2004

Black-necked stilts, Wilson's phalaropes, yellow-crowned night-heron, and breeding brown creepers & red-breasted nuthatches... ... more

Whither Go Kites Whether Cicadas or Not

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Northeastern Ohio News, May 19, 2004

Good birding at Headlands Beach State Park and other sites ... more

Kelleys Island "Nest With the Birds 2004" May 9-15, Bird List

136 species seen during the week, including 28 species of warbler ... more

Hebron Fish Hatchery, Licking County, May 19, 2004

Good shorebird habitat lures 67 semipalmated plovers ... more

Southwestern Ohio News, May 18, 2004

Mississippi kite, black-necked stilt, blue grosbeaks & loggerhead shrike ... more

Southwestern Ohio Mississippi Kite, May 17, 2004

Mississippi Kite seen over Colerain Township, Hamilton County ... more

Weekend Roundup, May 14-16, 2004

Kites, Shorebirds, Waders & Warblers, etc. ... more

Southeastern Ohio News, May 14, 2004

News of breeding and migrant birds from Hocking County and the Shawnee State Forest ... more

"Collared" Dove, Fairfield County, May 14, 2004

Collared Dove reported from Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, Fairfield County ... more

Northwestern Ohio News, May 11-13, 2004

Chuck-will's widow, White-faced ibis, Little Blue Heron, & Shorebirds ... more

Cowan Lake White-Rumped Sandpiper, May 15, 2004

White-rumped sandpiper discovered in May 13, still present May 15 ... more

Ohio Birds Cavalcade

General Ohio News, May 7-10, 2004 ... more

Northwestern Ohio News, May 11, 2004

White-faced ibis, Kirtland's warbler, shorebirds galore and more. ... more

Bobolink Region News, May 8, 2004

Kirtland's warbler ... more

May 6, 2004: Brown Pelican Near Spring Valley WA

Brown Pelican still present as of May 6 ... more

Hocking County, Mystery Warbler, May 6, 2004

Field sketch of interesting warbler ... more

Southwestern Ohio News, May 6, 2004

Brown pelican tops recent SW Ohio bird news ... more

Paulding County Red-necked Grebe, May 5, 2004

Second Paulding County May record ... more

Northeastern Ohio News, May 5, 2004

Some recent sightings . . . ... more

Yellow-headed Blackbird, Ottawa County, April 30

Yellow-headed blackbird photographed at feeder ... more

Bobolink Region News, May 3, 2004

Sandhill Crane & Shorebird-friendly Habitat ... more

Birders of Grand Lake Meeting, May 6, 2004

Calling birders from the Mercer-Auglaize Counties area... ... more

Northwestern Ohio News, May 3, 2004

Heavy Weekend Traffic at the Lakeshore Hotspots ... more

White-faced Ibis, Big Island, May 1, 2004

Present in early afternoon; possibly departed in late afternoon . . . ... more

Northwest Ohio News April 30, 2004

Local recap and a Western meadowlark ... more

Southwestern Ohio News April 30, 2004

The progress of the season, plus Piping Plover & Golden-winged Warbler ... more

11 Willets, Southeastern Ohio April 29, 2004

Lake Logan visited by 11 willets ... more

Northwest Ohio News April 29, 2004

Big day at Metzger & Magee, Plus Longspurs and Scoters ... more

Southeastern Ohio News April 28, 2004

New arrivals, general trends, and a note on grassland birds ... more

Wilson's Phalarope, Northwest Ohio April 27, 2004

Female Wilson's phalarope found in Ottawa County ... more

The "Three Waves" of Passerine Migration in Ohio

A brief introduction to passerine migration ... more

Stilt Sandpiper, Southwest Ohio April 27, 2004

Stilt sandpiper photographed at Hueston Woods State Park, April 27 ... more

Hocking County American White Pelicans April 23, 2004

Two pelicans at Lake Logan, Hocking County ... more

OBBA Bandout, Southeast Ohio April 23-25, 2004

Recap of the Ohio Bird Banding Association's 20th Annual Spring Bandout ... more

American Anhinga Search Yields Piping Plover April 25, 2004

Piping plover found at Rocky Fork near roseate spoonbill site ... more

Whooper Cranes Still Present, April 26, 2004

Operation Migration reports eight cranes remain in Ohio ... more

Pelicans Again, April 25, 2004

Peregrinating pelicans visit Clark County ... more

Southeastern Ohio News April 22, 2004

Washington County arrivals . . . ... more

Bobolink Region News April 21, 2004

Western meadowlark and greater white-fronted goose ... more

Southwestern Ohio News April 21, 2004

New arrivals, rare waterbirds, and rails ... more

Northwest Ohio News April 21, 2004

Magee Marsh is the place to be . . . ... more

Whooping Cranes Still in Ohio as of April 20

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Dike 14 Wildlife Fest, May 22, 2004

Includes a special birding field trip at 8:00 a.m. ... more

Welcome to the OOS News

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Southwestern Ohio News April 20, 2004

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Northeastern Ohio News, April 19, 2004

New: photos of Dike 14 Henslow's sparrow... ... more

Central Ohio News April 19, 2004

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Whooping Cranes Remain . . . Somewhere . . . April 18, 2004

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Black Swamp Bird Observatory Migration Monitoring

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Bobolink Region News April 17, 2004

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Northwest Ohio News April 16, 2004

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A wonderful bird is the pelican . . .

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Southwestern Ohio News April 5, 2004

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