Shreve Spring Migration Sensation

February 15, 2012 by  
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The Shreve Spring Migration Sensation features fantastic self-guided tours and family activities. Experts will be available at help stations for self-guided birding tours at Shreve Lake, Killbuck Marsh, Funk Bottoms and Brown’s Bog. The following six worshops will be held: Monthly Birds by Chuch Jakubchak; Flights for Life Butterfly Migrations by Cheryl Harner; Muskrat Populations at the Killbuck Marsh by Mike Ervin, Rare Bird Sightings in the Bobolink Area by Bruce Glick; Black Swamp Bird Observatory – 30 Years of Bird Research by Kimberly Kaufman; and Spectacular Sparrows by Kenn Kaufman. Other activities at the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation event include the Birder’s Market Palce, facepainting, crafts and more, Dip-Net for Marsh Creatures and more.

Date: 24 March 2012
Time: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Shreve Elementary School
Town: Shreve
State: Ohio
Country: United States of America

A Visit to Ohio Bird Sanctuary

July 12, 2011 by  
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Gail Laux started the County Raptor Rehabilitation Center in 1988 on her private property. In 1995 the Heart of Ohio Boy Scout Council approved a lease to allow the facility to move to the Camp Avery Hand site. Through generous donations and support, the Ohio Bird Sanctuary was able to open its doors to the public in 1999. The sanctuary was eventually able to purchase fifty-two acres of land it had leased, and went on to buy another fifteen acres in 2009. To become a public facility the sanctuary created a board of trustees. Through the assistance of volunteers, events were organized to raise funds to renovate buildings, create a parking area and make trails for visitors to enjoy.

The visitors centre now proudly boasts a classroom, exhibition lobby, outdoor display facilities, offices, library and an emergency centre that takes in injured and sick birds. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the rehabilitation and protection of the birds of prey of Ohio. Ninety acres of the sanctuary is open to the public, with hiking trails leading to various breathtaking areas of the sanctuary where visitors will be able to view various birds of prey. A few of the local bird residents are visitor friendly and gladly accept the meal worms that are on sale at the sanctuary, allowing members of the public to have a personal and interactive experience with these fascinating birds. Tours are available, as educating the public on the value and importance of preserving birds of prey is the main goal of the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. It also welcomes more than twenty thousand scholars a year, and bird lovers are invited to join the weekend programs that feature workshops such as Breeding Birds Surveys, Creatures of the Night, Fall Wildlife Festival and Christmas for the Birds.

Because of the sanctuary being located on the Clearfork Reservoir border and being surrounded by marsh and dense forests, the trails leading through the sanctuary are breathtaking and will take visitors over meadows, marshlands and between beautiful pine groves. The butterfly garden is another recommended attraction that is filled with wonderful variety wildflowers and is a tranquil location at the sanctuary. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary is not only performing a vital role in protecting the birds of prey of Ohio but is an exciting attraction for visitors to enjoy.

Midwest Birding Symposium

February 15, 2011 by  
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The Midwest Birding Symposium will see scores of bird watchers gathering at Lakeside in Ohio. The event is hosted by the Lakeside Association, Ohio Ornithological Society and Bird Watcher’s Digest. This fantastic birding event will feature a vendor area with nature related producst and services, field trips to top birding spots, programs by leading North American bird watchers and plenty of time to get to know fellow bird watchers. Other highlights will be the Sunset Cruise, Birders’ Exhchange Program, Back To the Wild Exhibit, Songbird Bandin Deomonstration, MBS Big Sit!, Travel Talks and much more. Register now to avoid disappointment!

Date: 15 to 18 September 2011
City: Lakeside
State: Ohio
Country: United States of America

Sugarcreek Bird Fair 2009

October 16, 2009 by  
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The Sugarcreek Bird Farm specializes in the breeding, selling and care of exotic birds of all shapes and sizes. Not only can they assist in helping new owners choose the right bird for their lifestyle, but provide invaluable information on how to give your bird the best care. A few times a year, Sugarcreek hosts exciting bird events and fairs, that see breeders from all over the country bring their birds to showcase and on 15 November 2009, the Sugarcreek Bird Fair will again be an event of color and exotic splendor.

For more information in regard to the show, contact Sugarcreek Bird Farm directly on 937-848-4819, or visit their website at http://www.sugarcreekbirdfarm.com/default.asp.

Date: 15 November 2009
Venue: Sugarcreek Bird Farm
City: Bellbrook, Ohio
Country: United States of America