On World Migratory Bird Day 2020, I look out my window at falling snow. Ohio residents are limiting travel due to pandemic restrictions and getting outdoors as much as possible while safely practicing social distancing. WCAS is doing its part to keep the celebration alive through their media. I've compiled seasonal bird photos from my years as an Ohio resident. I hope you enjoy them and get to see these celebrities outdoors soon for yourself!
Little did I know when I arrived in Ohio in 2006 that my interest in nature would be so surprisingly excited by the diversity of natural habitat here. Birds have been an interest of mine for many years beginning when I lived in New Jersey. But here, with Lake Erie to the north, Ohio is one of the world’s best places to see birds especially in spring.
Spring is migration time. And it so happens that the migration pattern for many bird species that fly south for the winter travel back through Ohio on their way to Canada if not staying here to breed. Those that are heading further north arrive along the north coast of Ohio facing Lake Erie. But before attempting the journey across the lake many take a few days rest to feed and build up body fat before continuing. They offer birders a fantastic exhibition to see many varieties of species.
Warblers have a special place in the hearts of wild bird lovers. I call the warblers Ohio’s “Spring Celebrities”. These warbler visitors especially bring people visitors from all over (including nature tour guides) to Ohio’s Lake Erie coast. Ohio residents are fortunate to see many of these in our own back yards.
I am writing this on World Migratory Bird Day 2020 looking out my window at falling snow. And due to the current pandemic many folks are limited in traveling. Ohio residents are getting outdoors as much as possible while doing so safely practicing social distancing. WCAS is doing its part to keep the celebration alive through their media. Here I offer my contribution of several photographs I have compiled over my years of being an Ohio resident. I hope you enjoy them and get to see these celebrities outdoors soon for yourself.
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