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Upcoming Events

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Just finished checking on some of the events that might peak any birds interest and thought I might offer them here in case you missed hearing about them.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. – Birding in the Pits
Program: Birding in gravel pits near Cincinnati (More Details)
Sponsored by: Cincinnati Bird Club

Saturday, March 23, 2013 – 4:00 p.m. – Woodcock, Owls, and More
Field Trip: Late afternoon and early evening field trip. (More Details)
Sponsored by: Cincinnati Bird Club

Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. – Cincinnati Parks
Field Trip: Daniel Drake Park, California Woods and Armleder Park (More Details)
Sponsored by: Cincinnati Bird Club

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. – Green Fire – The Story of Aldo Leopold
Program: A special screening of a special film. (More Details)
Sponsored by: Cincinnati Bird Club & Oxbow, Inc.

Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 7:45 a.m. – Spring Valley Wildlife Area
Field Trip: Spring migrants, featuring rails. (More Details)
Sponsored by: Ohio Ornithological Society & Cincinnati Bird Club

And remember to click on the link if you need more details about any or all of the upcoming events that are on the calendar of Cincinnatibirds.

http://cincinnatibirds.com/calendar/index.php

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With the first day of Spring just 21 days away I thought a little notification of an upcoming field trip would be a good thing.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. – Brookville Lake Region
Field Trip: Spring waterfowl migration, plus lots more. (More Details)
Sponsored by: Cincinnati Bird Club

For more details click on the link below to take you to the Cincinnatibirds calendar section.

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If you happen to be in the market for a new pair of binoculars or spotting scope, or just curious on what’s the latest and greatest in optics, then the “Birding Optics and Gear Expo” is something you might want to check out.

This free event, yes it’s free, will be held at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center just south of Columbus Ohio on March 23rd & 24th from 9am-4pm Saturday, and from 12pm-4pm Sunday.

Some of the vendors that will be present with samples of some of the best in optics are, Vortex (my personal favorite), Zeiss, Kowa, Swarovski, Leica, and Manfrotto. Hope to see you there.

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It’s getting to be that time of year when we all start to think about the various Christmas Bird Counts in and around the tri-state. Well there’s are plenty to choose from, and from the looks of it there might be a Christmas Bird Count just right for you.

For more information on any of these bird counts don’t hesitate to go to the calendar section of Cincinnatibirds.com for more details.

Friday, December 14, 2012 – dawn – Caeser Creek/Spring Valley Christmas Count
Field Trip: Count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in Warren County (More Details)
Sponsored by: National Audubon Society

Saturday, December 15, 2012 – dawn – Hamilton-Fairfield Christmas Count
Field Trip: Count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in Butler County. (More Details)
Sponsored by: National Audubon Society

Sunday, December 16, 2012 – dawn – Ohio River Christmas Count
Field Trip: Count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in Dearborn, Boone and Hamilton Counties. (More Details)
Sponsored by: National Audubon Society

Sunday, December 23, 2012 – dawn – Western Hamilton County Christmas Count
Field Trip: Count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in western Hamilton County. (More Details)
Sponsored by: National Audubon Society

Sunday, December 30, 2012 – dawn – Cincinnati Christmas Count
Field Trip: Count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in eastern Hamilton and western Clermont Counties. (More Details)
Sponsored by: National Audubon Society

Saturday, January 5, 2013 – dawn – East Fork Lake Christmas Count
Field Trip: Count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in Clermont County. (More Details)
Sponsored by: National Audubon Society

Upcoming Events

We have a couple of upcoming field trips that might just fill your Autumn birding needs.

On 10/6 starting at 8 am the Cincinnati Bird Club is sponsoring a trip to East Fork State Park

And on 10/13 starting at 8 am, and once again sponsored by the Cincinnati Bird Club is a field trip to Miami Whitewater Wetlands.

For more details on these 2 trips please go to the calendar section of Cincinnatibirds.com

Fall Hunting Season

With the official start to Autumn less than 3 weeks away, one would think that the one thing that would be on any birders mind would be Fall migration. And you’d be correct in that assumption, however as we start to gear up for the return of our web-footed friends we must be mindful, and ever vigilant when it comes to hunting season. Whether it’s for Ducks, Geese ,Deer, or Coots the hunting season will be upon us and then we’ll have to share the forests and lakes with the hunters.  Orange blaze and mossy oak camo will be the primary colors as we spy upon that raft of Buffelheads in the early morning sunrise.

So we kind of have to get used to it despite whether your in favor of this past time or not. What I do is prepare myself before hand to avoid any accidents. So I’ve stashed my blaze orange vest in the back of the bird-mobile to wear whenever I’m anywhere near hunters. That is my one pearl of wisdom I’m giving to you. Buy a cheap vest, or hat, or whatever will make you stick out so your not mistaken as Bambi.

And another thing to think about before you go walking into the woods, are the dates for hunting season in Ohio. So I’ve taken it upon myself to do some homework, and now I’m going to provide for you some important dates that you can share with the ones you love.

Geese & Brant Season

Lake Erie Zone

  1. 10/13/2012—-10/28/2012
  2. 11/10/2012—-1/10/2013

North Zone

  1. 10/13/2012—-10/28/2012
  2. 11/24/2012—-1/6/2013
  3. 1/12/2013—-1/29/2013

South Zone

  1. 10/20/2012—-11/11/2012
  2. 12/8/2012—-1/31/2013

Duck, Coot, Merganser, Canvasback Season

Lake Erie Zone

  1. 10/13/2012—-10/28/2012
  2. 11/10/2012—-12/23/2012

North Zone

  1. 10/13/2012—-10/28/2012
  2. 11/24/2012—-1/6/2013

South Zone

  1. 10/20/2012—-10/28/2012
  2. 12/8/2012—-1/27/2013

( If you don’t know what “Zone” you live in click on this “LINK” that will take you to a page where if you scroll down the page it will provide you a map that shows all the zones.

White-tailed Deer Season

Bow      9/29/2012—-2/3/2013

Early Muzzle loading    10/15/2012—-10/20/2012 (only at Wildcat Hollow, Salt Fork Wildlife Area, & Shawnee State Forest)

Youth Gun    11/17/2012—-11/18/2012

Gun

  1. 11/26/2012—-12/2/2012
  2. 12/15/2012—-12/16/2012

Muzzle Loading    1/5/2013—-1/8/2013

So enjoy your Autumn birding trips, but be safe.