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The picture is a Prothonotary Warbler taken by Doug Overacker.                 Last Updated 2/23/21

Bird Walks

We will probably start our spring birdwalks on about March 13 and we will have walks most weeks until the middle of May. We will again schedule our walks one week at a time. You will have to log on the website and see when the next trip is. We will probably schedule most walks for Saturdays but if the weather looks bad we may have walks on other days. We hope that many of you will get your Covid-19 vaccines. We will still not share rides to our destinations this spring. We will require people to notify us if you are coming so we know who is coming. We won't limit the number of participants at this point but if too many people sign up we might have to later in the spring. Hope to see many of you on walks this spring. You can email Doug Overacker at cdoveracker@woh.rr.com for more information.

2020 Clark County  Christmas Bird Count

We had a rather different CBC in 2020 but it was successful. The weather was fantastic with mild temperatures and lots of sunshine and very little wind. We found 71 species which is one of our highest counts. We had one new species for the count, Dunlins. Everyone went their separate ways with no gathering for lunch. Maybe next year we can get back to normal. Thanks to everyone who helped. See the results on the Christmas Bird Count page.

Spring Bird Class

We may try to run the bird class next spring if things are better by then.

Recent Bird Sightings

Some species are lingering a bit later than normal because of the mild weather. We are seeing many more Hermit Thrushes than we normally see in the winter. Ducks are around but because most water is still open, they are scattered in ponds around the area. Some Common Redpolls were seen in the southeastern part of Clark County but I think they have moved on. Keep your eyes open for northern finches at your birdfeeders.

This duck was photographed by Larry Jeanblanc in Old Reid Park on 10/26/17. It looks a little odd to me. The bill looks like a Ring-necked Duck but the side looks too white and the head looks too round to me. If you have any comments on this bird, please email me at cdoveracker@woh.rr.com.

Photo by Larry Jeanblanc on 11/26/17

Photo by Larry Jeanblanc on 11/26/17

Photo by Larry Jeanblanc on 11/26/17

Photo by Larry Jeanblanc on 11/26/17

Lesser Black-backed Gull at Buck Creek State Park beach on October 16.

Lesser Black-backed Gull at Buck Creek State Park beach on October 16.