Email – June 24, 2011 – Summer Atlasing Begins!


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June 24, 2011

Summer Atlasing Begins


June is nearing a close, but almost all of our breeding birds are still within safe dates. Adult birds can be seen carrying nesting material (CM*) and food (CF*) across the state. These are easy ways to confirm breeding of a species in a block. Also, young birds are fledging and can be seen as they beg (and sometimes harass!) the parents for food.

Many birds are still singing quite a bit, so now is one of the best times in the year to get out and Atlas.

* nesting codes can be found on our website, here.

Low-Coverage Blocks

Coverage across the state is looking great, but there are still a few blocks that have no data recorded (~100) or have only a few species documented. These blocks are fun to explore and can often contain a lot of great species. Just yesterday we visited a block that was unsurveyed to date, and it contained Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, and Eastern Screech-Owl (just to name a few). So get out and explore a new block today! You’ll never know what you’ll find


Blockbusting Events

Don’t forget about the many blockbusting events planned for this year! Blockbusters are great ways to explore blocks with other birders. Visit our calendar to find more info on an event near you!

Thank you for all your help on OBBA II.  We couldn’t do it without you!

Happy birding!

Paul Rodewald, Matthew Shumar, & Kate Batdorf
Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II


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