We went to 4 different places yesterday. The weather was a balmy 30 degrees and lots of sunny blue skies. 50 people showed up.
The mission of the Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) is to promote chapter development by sharing best practices, brainstorming solutions to common problems, and developing relationships in workshops and retreats.
January 2017, "Great Black-backed Gulls bobbed in the river with a few Double-crested Cormorants and Red-breasted and Common Mergansers. Hundreds of Red-breasted Mergansers flew west in flocks low over Lake Erie." What will we find in Lorain Harbor January 2018?
It was cold, but we were prepared. The sun actually came out later in the walk. We had a total of 5 hardy souls, binoculars in hand, with hats, gloves, scarves and warm attitudes.
In 2017, twenty-one birders came out to see winter resident birds, including Black-capped Chickadees taking seeds from outstretched hands. American Tree Sparrows abounded. What will we see in 2018?
In a little less than three and a half years (as of December 2017), volunteers have performed 434 surveys and documented 194 species of birds at the site. ~ Laura Gooch
Count day saw clearing, some snow showers, breaks with sunshine, then bands of heavier snowfall occurring throughout count day making visibility difficult at times and causing some birds to hunker down.
Consider making a New Year’s Resolution to drink Bird Friendly Coffee, certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. It is the real deal.
Help Diving Ducks Survive in Extreme Cold Temperatures by Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist
Ducks, mainly diving ducks, may need help with these cold temperatures so here's what to look for.
The 2017 Lakewood Circle (west side of Cleveland) Christmas Bird Count was truly a winter wonderland. Snow, whiteout conditions for some, temperatures in the mid to upper teens … well, maybe not a wonderland. Despite the weather, participants did a bang-up job in locating a great variety of species.
“Thinking of nature as a teacher rather than a warehouse is a powerful act.” This statement, by author Janine Benyus, has sparked people to learn more about biomimicry. Biomimicry, or innovation inspired by nature, has taken root here in Northeast Ohio.
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