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October 2015 Monthly Census at Ottawa NWR

Here is documentation of the fall migration as of October 4 at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Erie. Thanks to Douglas Vogus., who published the monthly census on the OHIO-BIRDS email list. Continue reading

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September 2015 Monthly Census at Ottawa NWR

Here is documentation of the fall migration as of September 6 at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Erie. Thanks to Douglas Vogus., who published the monthly census on the OHIO-BIRDS email list. I publish it here so I can marvel at the detail, especially the butterfly count! Continue reading

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Birding Then and Now – Red Knot

Yesterday was International Vulture Awareness Day. Today is World Shorebirds Day. It’s hard to keep up with all the conservation events out there, but I like the idea that the Red Knot has been selected to be the 2015 “Shorebird of the Year” – as hokey as that sounds. I saw Red Knots once as a kid, circa 1969, either at Cape May or Cape Cod. I wish eBird had been around 50 years ago so I could retrieve details from it to refresh my memory! Several migrating Red Knots have been reported in northern Ohio since mid-August. So they do pass through my current whereabouts Continue reading

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Link Blog – August 26, 2015

Animal migration tracking: how did we get to bee backpacks? | Alphr 082615 [A good overview of the history of animal tracking technology, with links] “Tiny bee backpacks… These microsensors have been glued to the backs of 10,000 honey bees … Continue reading

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Naturalist Notebook – August 16, 2015

Lake Erie Birding Trail Tremendous numbers and diversity of migrant songbirds fill lakeside woodlands in spring and fall. Waterbirds galore pack marshes and the open lake waters, and interesting marsh birds breed in coastal wetlands. Winter brings hardy northern ducks, … Continue reading

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