Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Location: California Woods and Withrow Preserve

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Started at California, 1 Prothonotary Warbler, 1 Hermit Thrush in the middle of the road, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 3 Yellow-throated Vireos, 3 Eastern Phoebes, 1 Louisiana Waterthrush.  Rain at Withrow, 1 Ovenbird, 1 Red-tailed Hawk on entrance road, 1 Yellow Warbler, 4 House Wrens, 3 Common Yellowthroats, 2 Eastern Phoebes, 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 2 Swamp Sparrows, 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Cerulean Warbler, 2 BG Gnatcatchers, 1 Orchard Oriole, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat.


Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Location: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Seevers

Other observers: J Molnar

Another wonderful day here at Farbach! Warblers: Yellow-rumped, black and white, black-throated green, blue-winged, Tennessee, palm, Kentucky, ovenbird. Veery, hermit thrush. Summer and scarlet tanagers. Blue-headed vireo. Rose-breasted grosbeak. Common yellowthroat. Baltimore oriole.


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Location: Ault Park

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Lunch time trip: 1 Least Flycatcher along gravel trail. also 1 Yellow-throated Warbler that came down close enough to get good looks.


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Location: Oxbow, Lost Bridge Mudflats, Shawnee, Fernald

Reporter: Helen Wright-North

Other observers: Bill

Had 90 species today at various locations. A total of 17 warblers, both tanagers, and both orioles. The highlights were:  Golden-winged Warbler at Miami Fort Trail at Shawnee in the parking lot area, Blackburnian Warbler at the log cabin and a Kentucky Warbler on the Little Turtle Trail just right at the fork. A new single day total for us in this area!


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Location: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Reporter: Paul Seevers

Other observers:

Baltimore Orioles

Yellow Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Gray Catbird

Black and White Warbler

Blackpoll

Eastern Kingbird

Wood Thrush

Hermit Thrush

I saw Black-throated Greens and Cerulean Warblers earlier in the week. I did not see them today, but I heard the Ceruleans calling today.

See the Comments


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

This morning target bird was an Eastern Kingbird, had 1 Kingbird in trees near pond, but the big bonus was 1 Blue Grosbeak in the north field. The Grosbeak appeared very dark in color, but the song is what I heard first. Also  1 Baltimore Oriole, 2 Orchard Orioles 1 male, 1 female,  1 Yellow Warbler, several Palm Warblers, 4 Common Yellowthroats, 3 Chipping Sparrows, 5 Indigo Buntings, 3 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Eastern Meadowlark, 2 Mockingbirds at main shelter. I also spotted 1 Coyote crossing the field as you enter the park, the coyote had a light patch on the upper back, I have not seen this coyote at Armleder before.


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Location: My Union Twp. backyard

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

Rose  breasted Grosbeak! -female at the feeder


Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Location: Magrish

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

Over a dozen Male Yellow-rumped Warblers in breeding colors, singing and fighting through the lower trees.
1 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Tennessee Warbler, 3 Palm Warbler, 2M/1F Indigo Bunting, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 Blackpoll Warbler, 1 Least Flycatcher,


Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

Dozens of Barn, Rough-winged and Cliff Swallows, 5 Male Indigo Buntings, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 GB Heron, 2 Yellowlegs, 4 Solitary Sandpipers


Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Location: Oxbow Lake, Dearborn County IN

Reporter: Jay Stenger

Other observers: Jack Stenger

This is not my sighting but my son, Jack Stenger, just called me to get the word out. At 6:45 PM Jack found 4 adult Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks in the Oxbow and is looking at them right now. He is viewing them from the Oxbow Lake Observation Area located on the west bank of Oxbow Lake about mid point on the lake. The ducks are sitting in the low willow branches along the east shore directly across from the Observation Area and are easily seen. This is a first record for the Oxbow and an accidental species to the tri state region.


Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Location: Greenbriar Rd.-Batavia Twp.

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

Rose breasted Grosbeak at my parent’s feeder.  They came last year too, but didn’t see them until much later, maybe June.


Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

1 Black-bellied Plover and 1 early White-rumped Sandpiper. No Stilts or Godwits.


Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Location: Hueston Woods

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

Despite the dreary weather today the birding was amazing at Hueston Woods, I managed to get close to 80 spp. within a time period of about two hours! However, one of the coolest things I saw was at the marina, where on a single wire I was able to see all of our regularly occurring swallow species (minus purple martin) resting together!

Highlights included:

1 Pied-Billed Grebe
1 Horned Grebe
1 flyover Great Egret
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Caspian Tern
3 Herring Gulls which quickly dropped into Acton and left just as fast.
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Pileated Woodpeckers
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Eastern Kingbirds
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
3 Warbling Vireos
1 Red-eyed Vireo
24+ Northern Rough-winged Swallows
2 Purple Martins
5 Bank Swallows
14+ Barn Swallows
3 Cliff Swallows
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Wood Thrush
1 Gray Catbird
2 Louisiana Waterthrush
1 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
3 Northern Parulas
4 Yellow Warblers
6 Palm Warblers
1 Pine Warbler
8+ Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Prairie Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Orchard Oriole
and 1 Baltimore Oriole!

Full checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29251248


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: Mudflats at Lost Bridge

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers: Andy Bess, Frank Frick

Here’s a short video of the Marbled Godwits and Black-necked Stilts seen at the mudflats by Lost Bridge last evening. The Godwits didn’t hang around too long, but the Stilts were still there when we left around 5:45 pm. Many thanks to Andy Bess for calling us and to Frank Frick for finding them.


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Bill Zimmerman, Kate Stenger

There were two Black-necked Stilts at the mud flats  at Lost Bridge last night (back pond). I don’t know who found them first, but I heard through Brian Wulker.


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

This morning, a Northern Waterthrush just above the canoe launch, at the edge of the river. The first time I have ever seen one at Armleder. Also 1 Blackpoll Warbler, 1 Prothonotary Warbler,  3 Yellow Warblers, 4 Palm Warblers, 4 YB Chats starting their chatting! 3 Indigo Buntings, 1 Belted Kingfisher that kept circling high up and making noise, heard only 1 Baltimore Oriole, 3 Common Yellowthroats, Yellow-throated Warblers


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: College Hill backyard

Reporter: Robert Pickford

Other observers:

FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder – exact same day as last year, and John James Audubon’s 231st birthday.


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: Burnet Woods

Reporter: Michael Gertz

Other observers:

FOS Tennessee Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning at Burnet. Nashville Warbler there as well. Birdiest at the top of Bandstand.

Keep smiling birders,

Michael Gertz, OTR


Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Location: Mason backyard

Reporter: stephanie johantges

Other observers: Hubby and a kid

Rose-breasted grosbeak. My first, and right in the backyard!


Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Location: Clermont Co. backyard near Ohio river

Reporter: fran kidd

Other observers:

2 first of year hummingbirds and our first rose breasted grosbeak is back. Have had them at our feeders for 16 years. Last year pretty sure they nested because we had youngsters at feeders with adults. Still waiting to hear our first wood thrush!


Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Location: My Union Twp. backyard

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

First of season Ruby throated Hummer at my feeder!


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Location: Kelley Island Nature Preserve, Kroger Hills State Preserve, Avoaca Trailhead

Reporter: Jason Gantt

Other observers:

I hit several spots on the Little Miami River yesterday and turned up just shy of fifty species.  Not bad considering I was actually working and I more or less just bumped into them along the way.  Highlight for me was a Hooded Warbler at Kelley Island Nature Preserve.  A first for me in Ohio!

Trip List:  Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Cardinal, Robin, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird, Mallard, Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Common Grackle, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Towhee, House Finch, Goldfinch, Downey Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Pheobe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, Belted Kingfisher, Rock Dove, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Canada Goose, Blue Grosbeak, Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireo, House Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Scarlet Tanager


Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Location: Middle Creek Park, Boone County Cliffs and Devou Park Kentucky

Reporter: Bill Stanley

Other observers: 8 Cincinnati Bird Club walk participants.

Brian Wulker lead the Cincinnati Bird Club on a fantastic trip to the Boone County Cliffs on Saturday. Weather was perfect and we found lots of migrant birds had arrived and wild flowers were blooming. We logged 64 species at our stops and a few more along the way. Here is what we saw:
Canada Goose 9, Wood Duck 4, Turkey Vulture 4, Cooper’s Hawk 1, Red-shouldered Hawk 1, Broad-winged Hawk 2, Red-tailed Hawk 2, Mourning Dove 5, Chimney Swift 2, Belted Kingfisher 1, Red-headed Woodpecker 1, Red-bellied Woodpecker 5, Downy Woodpecker 3, Hairy Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 2, Pileated Woodpecker 3, Great Crested Flycatcher 1, White-eyed Vireo 1, Yellow-throated Vireo 1, Blue-headed Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 3, Blue Jay 10, American Crow 10, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1, Tree Swallow 3, Barn Swallow 1, Carolina Chickadee 3, Tufted Titmouse 13, White-breasted Nuthatch 2, House Wren 1, Carolina Wren 3, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2, Eastern Bluebird 1, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 2, American Robin 6, Brown Thrasher 2, Northern Mockingbird 1, Ovenbird 2, Worm-eating Warbler 6, Louisiana Waterthrush 3, Blue-winged Warbler 3, Nashville Warbler 2, Common Yellowthroat 3, Cerulean Warbler 3, Northern Parula 5, Yellow-rumped Warbler 2, Yellow-throated Warbler 12, Prairie Warbler 2, Black-throated Green Warbler 6, Chipping Sparrow 6, Field Sparrow 1, White-throated Sparrow 3, Song Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 1, Eastern Towhee 3, Scarlet Tanager 6, Northern Cardinal 8, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2, Brown-headed Cowbird 6, House Finch 1, American Goldfinch 5, House Sparrow 2,


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Location: California Woods Nature Preserve

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Les

Mature small Cooper’s Hawk, heard two Louisiana Waterthrush saw 1 other, multiple singing Carolina Wrens, Tits, Chicks, Robins, Cardinals M/F, 1 Male Scarlet Tanager

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Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Location: Magrish

Reporter: mark bogosian

Other observers:

Baltimore and Orchard Orioles present in the trees around the parking lot around 10:30  am along with Yellow-rumped  Warblers.


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Location: Oxbow and Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Started at Oxbow, DC Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Palm Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Warbling Vireo, 1 Beaver.

Shawnee Lookout boat ramp, House Wren, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wood Thrush   Walked the roads in the park, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, American Redstart, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula, BG Gnatcatcher, several Yellow-throated Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Black Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, GBH. 2 military helicopters flew by the park.


Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

Reporter: Tyler Ficker

Other observers: MVCA Bird Club

 

We had a great day of migrants today!

  • Louisiana Waterthrush (6)
  • Blue-winged Warbler (2)
  • Nashville Warbler (2)
  • Common Yellowthroat (2)
  • Northern Parula (6)
  • Magnolia Warbler (1)
  • Yellow Warbler (1)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (4)
  • Yellow-throated Warbler  (5)
  • Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
  • Yellow-breasted Chat (1)
  • Yellow-throated Vireo (1)
  • White-eyed Vireo (1)
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)
  • Indigo Bunting (1)
  • Scarlet Tanager (4males 2females)


Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Location: Kelley Nature Preserve and Kroger Hills

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Target bird was Prothonotary Warbler, so far have seen them at Shawnee Lookout boat ramp and Armleder. There were 2 active nests last year at Kelley but did not see any Prothonotary Warblers today at Kelley. Had Blue-headed Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warlber, Warbling Vireo, Spotted Sandpiper, Wood Duck, Canada Geese, Chimney Swift, group of White-throated Sparrows.

Kroger Hills had 3 Prothonotary Warblers, a pair and 1 male along the stream. also Prairie Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-throated Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, House Wren, Tree and NR Swallows, Pectoral Sandpiper, BG Gnatcatcher,


Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Location: Indian Creek Marsh

Reporter: John Landon

Other observers:

Two good birds this morning,a male Eared Grebe in full breeding plumage that perched on a semi submerged log for me,and 99.8% sure of a Loggerhead Shrike.The overall dark grey bird with the ZORRO face mask,white outer tail primary feathers was perched on a branch of a toppled tree.It flew  down to the ground twice,flycatcher like.I know this would be a rarity and that .2% of doubt is not allowing me to count it without a second sighting.The bird was located on the dike /path on the main lake furthest from the road.Coots,BW Teal ,Woodies,Common Yellowthroat and the usual suspects so far .9:45 am.


Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Location: East Fork Camper’s beach Afton

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Not my sighting

4 Willets were photographed by two other birders this evening.


Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

These sightings were made over the past 4 mornings:  Had 3 Common Yellow throats in north field today, Warbling Vireo, Yellow-throated Warbler, 3 Cooper’s Hawks, 2 GBH, 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Cliff Swallow flyover, 1 Prothonotary Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Meadowlarks, Killdeer, 2 Eastern Phoebe’s have an active nest under the foot bridge.


Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Location: East Fork State Park

Reporter: mark bogosian

Other observers:

Baltimore Oriole at the Harsha Boat Ramp. Louisiana Waterthrush below the spillway.  I saw my first Oriole of the year in the same spot exactly one year ago today.


Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Location: East Fork Lake

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Robyn

South Beach was empty except for an Eastern Kingbird in a tree in the grass and a Warbling Vireo at the woods edge.
5 Pied-billed Grebes by the dam.
Prairie Warblers singing all over by the Visitors Center.


Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Location: Ellis Lake Wetlands

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

The rains today brought down a pretty good variety of shorebirds at Ellis. Which included:
1 Greater Yellowlegs
~5-7 Lesser Yellowlegs
3-4 Solitary Sandpipers
1 Spotted Sandpiper
5-6 Pectoral Sandpipers
1 FOS Least Sandpiper
6 Killdeer
and an astonishing ~20 Wilson’s Snipe.
The resident Sora was also calling from the reeds near the parking lot.


Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

4 Prothonotary Warblers at the Canoe Launch, Duck Creek.
1 Savannah Sparrow Main Path
Bean Field
1 Bald Eagle flyover, 5 Solitary Sandpipers, Flock Blue-winged Teal, 15 Pectoral Sandpipers, 12+ Yellow-rump Warbler, 1 Palm Warbler, 4+ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Location: Kenwood Towne Center

Reporter: Mark Gilsdorf

Other observers:

I had at least 50 Double-crested Cormorants flying north over Montgomery Road this morning. Hopefully they’ll avoid the guns of the ODNR.


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Location: Shawnee State Forest and Lynx Prairie

Reporter: Eric Burkholder

Other observers: Kirk Westendorf

Head southeast on Saturday looking for butterflies and early migrants.  Found many more butterflies. The early migrants at Shawnee were 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 2 Black and white Warblers, 2 Pine Warblers, 1 Louisiana Waterthrush, 1 Northern Parula, 1 Black-throated Green Warbler, and 1 Prairie Warbler.  Got to Lynx Prairie a little late and found only a Prairie Warbler and Hermit Thrush. The Prairie Warbler was feed about ten feet up in a small tree giving great views.

Had more success with the butterflies. At Shawnee State Forest  Tiger Swallowtails are everywhere. Got lucky to find a group of 30 puddling next to a sream. Had close to 90 Tiger Swallowtails, 30 Zebra Swallowtails, 10 Spicebush Swallowtails and 3 Pipevine Swallowtails. Duskywings are also common with most being Juvenal’s with a few Horace’s and Sleepy mixed in. There were 5 Spring Azures, 10 Henry’s Elfins, 14 Falcated Orangetips, 10 American Ladies, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Eastern Commas, 2 Mourning Cloaks, 2 Gemmed Satyrs, 2 Meadow Fritillary,  and 1 Pearl Crescent . Added 2 Cobweb Skippers and 1 Checkered Skipper at Lynx Prairie. The Indian Paintbrush are coming up at Lynx and found Bobcat prints in the mud at Shawnee.


Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Location: Ellis Lake Wetlands

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

I was unable to find the CINNAMON TEAL that was reported at Ellis yesterday, but I was rewarded by a FOS Semipalmated Plover and a flyover of 2 FOS Green Herons!

Other notable birds present included:
3 Solitary Sandpipers
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
15-20 Wilson’s Snipe
2 Gadwall
1 American Wigeon (On other side in skypool near Route 4)
3 Great Egrets
and 2 Swamp Sparrows.


Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Location: Gilmore Metropark

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Robyn Hall

Life First Sighting and Photos of American Bittern and House Wren at Gilmore Pond yesterday gravel road pond off Symmes.
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Solitary Sandpiper in Erie Canal…. over a hundred Cormorants, dozens of GBH and 3 pairs of American Egrets nesting.
13 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, over 5 dozen Coots


Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Location: Mounds State Recreation Area, Brookville Lake, Franklin, Co., IN

Reporter: Bill Buskirk

Other observers:

My first of year birds:  House Wren and Warbling Vireo.

Also, in NE Union Co., Vesper Sparrow.

And, in SE Wayne Co., another House Wren.


Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Location: Okeana

Reporter: bob schlake

Other observers:

I have been hearing soft early morning Barred owl calls from the back yard woods. I assume there will be babies in early May for the 4th year in a row.

I also have a hawk’s nest not more than 30 yards from the owl box. Yesterday I caught a glimpse of her back feathers as see moved so slightly. I assume these are the red-shouldered hawks that have been hanging around the house. Everything I have read points to a red shoulder’s nest.

I wonder how this crowded neighbor hood will work out.

 


Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Location: Dearborn County

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers:

Yesterday, I took an auto tour through the backroads of Dearborn County between Aurora and Guilford, then down to the Oxbow. Louisiana Waterthrushes, parulas, and Yellow-throated and Prairie Warblers were plentiful and singing throughout. The most surprising birds were Pine Siskins. I had 39 birds in 4 different places – scattered feeders and in the pine stand at Rullman Wildlife Refuge, where there were also 2 singing Pine Warblers. I also had about 20 siskins the day before in Madison, IN around the feeders at Lanthier Winery. It seems that they are on the move in numbers.

Full list for the uplands:

Dearborn County Uplands, Dearborn, Indiana, US
Apr 17, 2016 9:45 AM – 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
19.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Rds: Goose Run, Soap Hill, Turkey Point, Platt, Konradi, Bonnell
49 species

Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  10
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Mourning Dove  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  15
American Crow  10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  35
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  14
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  17
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  30
Brown Thrasher  5
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  15
Louisiana Waterthrush  10
Northern Parula  7
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  17
Prairie Warbler  13
Chipping Sparrow  12
Field Sparrow  10
White-throated Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  20
Eastern Towhee  15
Northern Cardinal  15
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Eastern Meadowlark  20
Common Grackle  60
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Pine Siskin  39
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  10

There were 52 sturdy [and mostly occupied] nests in the Great Blue Heron colony north of Guilford along Tanner’s Creek.

The Oxbow, theoretically has fantastic shorebird habitat. I say theoretically, because the low side is flooded to perfection but I did not even see a Killdeer. However, there were 20 Bald Eagles and an Osprey out there, so I can’t complain. I counted the eagles from one vantage point and there was only one adult. They were taking advantage of all the fish trapped in the flooded pools. It’s a tough walk to get to the low side. You need high rubber boots because there’s water over the road behind the gate and the entire low side is very muddy. In a week it may dry enough to be more easily accessible. Regardless, this area should be good for shorebirds through May.

Oxbow (a.k.a. Old Channel Lake), Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, Indiana, US
Apr 17, 2016 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose  15
Mallard  6
Blue-winged Teal  55
Northern Shoveler  5
Green-winged Teal  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  35
Great Blue Heron  8
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  20
American Coot  16
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Horned Lark  3
Tree Swallow  25
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  5
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  25
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  35
American Goldfinch  6


Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Karen

Bean Field and Overlook Woods

2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 16 Blue-winged Teal, 3 Great Blue Heron, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Killdeer, Mallards, Chickadees, Titmice, Robins,
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler Adult male (Myrtle), Vireo briefly on nest.

Soccer Field edge

1 Vesper Sparrow, assorted Song and White-crowns, Red-wings, heard one Red-shoulder

Canoe Launch near Duck Creek/River’s edge

At least 3 singing Prothonotary Warbler (1 was low and near ground level) others higher in trees.

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Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Location: Lake Isabella

Reporter: James Rettig

Other observers:

A yellow-throated Warbler fighting its image in my car’s rear view mirror.


Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Location: Lake Isabella

Reporter: James Rettig

Other observers:

A Yellow-throated Warbler fighting its image in my car’s rear view mirror. Canoe launch, upper parking lot.


Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Location: Keehner Park – West Chester

Reporter: stephanie johantges

Other observers: Aric Johantges

Yellow Throated Warbler

I love spring!!!

Put up the hummingbird feeders today.


Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Location: Home in Erlanger, KY

Reporter: Helen Wright-North

Other observers:

I have a White-winged Dove hanging around.  It is very exciting.  The listing is on e-bird at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28967342


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Mark Gilsdorf

Other observers:

The Cliff Swallows are back at Lost Bridge. A swarm of at least 25 scoping out nest sites.


Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Location: Crooked Run State Nature Preserve adjacent to Chilo Lock 34 Park

Reporter: Suzanne Clingman

Other observers:

New migrants for this morning were Prothontary Warblers and Spotted Sandpiper both along the back water estuary.

They’ve got the water way down so we’re hoping for more shore birds in the mud flats in the estuary. Northern Parulas, Ruby Crowns and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers came in earlier in the week. Ruby Crowns seemed to be everywhere today. Wood ducks, Blue Winged Teal and Red Breasted Mergansers in the estuary along with an Immature Bald Eagle perched on the east end. One Ospery on the river in front of our house. Beautiful morning!!


Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Location: Great Miami River Augsburger Rd., New Miami

Reporter: john hill

Other observers:

Looks like 3 Eaglets in the nest, oh dear. What usually happens is the last born gets kicked-out.


Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Location: Ellis Lake Wetlands

Reporter: Andrew Cannizzaro

Other observers:

The only thing better than the weather today at Ellis was the spring migrants! The absolute best of which was a Sora calling from the reeds near the parking lot!

Other highlights included:

6 Great Egrets
9 Wood Ducks
1 Spotted Sandpiper
7 Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs
8+ Tree Swallows
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows
5 Barn Swallows
5  Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
1  Louisiana Waterthrush
4 Yellow-rumped Warblers
and 1 Yellow-throated Warbler


Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

A V of approximately 50 cormorants flying up the Little Miami.


Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Brian Wulker

Other observers:

Arrivals at Fernald 4/11:
1 Northern Parula
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
3+ Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
5 Greater Yellowlegs
3 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Solitary Sandpipers
12+ “new” Ring-necked Ducks
20+ “new” Gadwall
Blue-winged Teal approaching peak numbers
Northern Rough-winged Swallow numbers jump.

Lingering:
2 Lesser Scaup


Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

Bean Field and Overlook Woods

3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 15 Blue-winged Teal, 1 possible Melanistic Mallard (White on the edges of the speculum so not Black Duck but possibly Hybrid) , 8 Mallards, 1 pair M/F Wood Ducks, 9 Pectoral Sandpipers,  flocks of Chicks, Robins and White-crowned Sparrows, 3 Northern Flickers,


Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Location: Wilmington College, Clinton County

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers: Reported by Amy Jaskowiak

Not my sighting. I just received an eBird RBA for a BROWN PELICAN at Wilmington College yesterday for anybody who might want to chase it. My car is in the shop, or I would be on the road right now.


Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers:

8:30 this morning to about 10AM. 3 Great Egrets, 2 Great Blue Herons, 15 Blue-winged Teal, 6 Canada Geese, 7 Mallards, 3 Killdeer

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and 7 Pectoral Sandpipers.

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1 Vesper Sparrow hanging w/ the White-crowns on the main path from the shelter.

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Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Location: Sharon Woods

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

1 Brown Thrasher, 2 Red-tailed Hawks chasing one another at high speed in the winds, 1 Dark-eyed Junco, 1 Eastern Phoebe, 1 Northern Flicker, several Pileated Woodpeckers heard, 1 Fox Sparrow, 1 Chipping Sparrow, 1 Pie-billed Grebe at lake, Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows


Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016

Location: Oxbow

Reporter: Helen Wright-North

Other observers: Bill

Large number of cormorants, 6 bald eagles flying north and another 6 at osprey lake (3 adults and the rest young). Greater yellow-leg, great blues, great egrets, wood ducks, coots, kingfisher (2), were the highlights.


Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Location: Oxbow and Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

As I pulled in to the Oxbow at the north end of Oxbow Lake, there were large numbers of DB Cormorants diving. Flying low over the Cormorants were 3 immature Bald Eagles one of which was very large. I got out and slowing approached and saw one of the eagles fly down and get a fish. The large one landed nearby. A jeep pulled up and flushed the Cormorants and the eagles followed them south. I drove to the Lake overlook parking and there were 16 Forster’s Terns on Osprey Lake. I could see from the overlook the large numbers of Cormorants at the south end and one of the eagles was perched just above the birds waiting for more fish. Very efficient hunting skills. Also 2 GBH, 1 Belted Kingfisher. At Shawnee Lookout on Fort Trail heard only a tom Turkey, 1 Black and White Warbler, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, several Juncos, Brown Headed Cowbird and 6 Wood Ducks at the boat ramp.


Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Location: Winton Woods

Reporter: Debbie Brockman

Other observers: Mary Meng

We were very surprised and excited to see a red-headed woodpecker at Winton Woods across from the Racoon Hollow parking lot.


Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery

Reporter: Jordan West

Other observers:

Great Egret at Spring Grove Cemetery today 1130-1230. Took me by complete surprise. The Egret was fishing along cypress knees in first large pond near main entrance. Took to the trees as soon as it noticed me, after a short while and after feeling comfortable the Egret returned to fishing. Photos obtained, will post soon. I retuned around 3 and the Egret was no where to be found.
Also had 2 Mating Turkey Vultures, 2 Belted Kingfisher, 1 GBH, 1 Pie Billed Grebe, 1 Red Shouldered Hawk and 8 Northern Rough Winged Swallows. Many Robins, Cardinals, Dark Eyed Juncos, Geese, Mallards.

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Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Location: GBH cruising downtown Milford – Spring fling

Reporter: Aaron Sussell

Other observers:

Weird sighting of a healthy Great Blue Heron, cruising in downtown Milford over the Wallace Ave hilltop, flying 30 ft directly above the street at the top of the hill. Then he headed downhill following the street, and turned right halfway down toward Main Street, 20 Brix, and the Little Miami River.   Not sure what prompted this detour  – looking for singles?


Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Location: Gilmore ponds

Reporter: Gary Becker

Other observers:

Would love to know if anyone can find and identify a pair of ducks I saw last evening….they were on the shallow pond with the small observation platform along one of the main trails parallel and closest to Symmes and the main flooded timber area…unusual because I rarely see much on this pond at all..brownish pair, but with a distinctly different shape to the head …more oblong, short pointed beak –moving in and among the reeds on the left side of the pond…closest thing I could find in my Stokes guide was the shape of maybe an Eider or oldsquaw but I don’t have the experience or knowledge to make an ID…definitely different than anything else I’ve seen at Gilmore so far this spring.   Lots of other and varied ducks along with the others we usually see at Gilmore and trails not as muddy as they have been.


Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Location: My Union Twp. backyard

Reporter: Amber Latham

Other observers:

Thank God for birds!  I’ve been sidelined with a broken ankle and have really appreciated my backyard birds for entertainment.  Thought I’d post what I’ve seen from my indoor “perch” over the last few days.

Cardinals, Bluejays, Titmice, Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied, and Pileated Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Carolina Wrens and Chickadees, lots of Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, House and Goldfinches, Mockingbirds, Brown Thrashers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-breasted Nuthatches, Mourning Doves, White-throated, House, Song, and Field Sparrows, Towhees, Canada Geese, Turkey Vultures, Crows, Grackles, Red-Shouldered, Red-tailed, and Cooper’s Hawks, and last but not least, Starlings.

Keep the postings coming!  Living vicariously through you all!

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Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Location: Camp Dennison gravel pits

Reporter: Mark Gilsdorf

Other observers:

A Yellow-throated Warbler was singing from the Sycamores along Zumstein Ave. this evening.


Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Location: Camp Dennison

Reporter: James Rettig

Other observers:

5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 D-C Cormorants, 10 Caspian Terns, 2 Purple Martins, plus Coots, P-B Grebes, Canadas, Mallards, et al. Terns were circling overhead, with black caps, large bright yellow-orange bills, dark underwing tips, slightly forked tail.


Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Location: Little Miami River south of Beechmont

Reporter: john hill

Other observers:

Two adult Bald Eagles at the nest with one chick, which hatched in the last few days.


Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Location: Avoca park

Reporter: mark bogosian

Other observers:

Yellow-throated Warbler high in the Sycamores, and a Wild Turkey on the ground.


Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

Location: East Fork State Park

Reporter: Kathi Hutton

Other observers: Darlena, Lois, Bill, Don, Lance, Mike, two others

The Cincinnati Bird Club field trip for March was held April 3 at East Fork State Park. Initial temp of 28 warmed quickly under partially cloudy skies. We birded the south beach and the Visitors’ Center by the dam on the west side. Thirty nine species total.

Trip List: (combined locations)

2 Canada Goose
1 Blue-winged Teal
4 Lesser Scaup
2 Common Loon
8 Pied-billed Grebe
10 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
3 Black Vulture
16 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey

1 Bald Eagle
1 Red-tailed Hawk
23 American Coot
2 Killdeer
4 Bonaparte’s Gull
4 Mourning Dove
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Eastern Phoebe
3 American Crow

1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
10 Tree Swallow
5 Carolina Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 Eastern Bluebird
11 American Robin

5 Brown Thrasher
2 Chipping Sparrow
5 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1 White-throated Sparrow
7 Northern Cardinal
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Red-winged Blackbird
11 Common Grackle
2 American Goldfinch


Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

Location: Fernald and Caesar Creek

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

Yesterday at Fernald 1 adult Bald Eagle soaring high and 2 Wild Turkeys (1 tom, 1 hen) near the large Hickory tree at the bend on the Hickory Trail. They immediately ran into the thicket when they saw me.  Also Meadowlarks, Red-shouldered Hawks.

Today at Caesar Creek Wetland heard only, a tom Turkey calling out! Same location where I saw Wild Turkeys last spring. Also Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, GBH, Bluebirds.


Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Location: Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Matt at BF.

Adult Bald Eagle down on the Bean Field,  1 Killdeer, Pair of Mallards after the Eagle flew off across the river. 3 Northern Flickers 2 M/1 F…. M’s fighting.
Too Windy/Dangerous to stay in the woods long.

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1 Northern Harrier near Shelter #2

1 Fly-over Red-tailed Hawk

3 Northern Flickers Canoe Launch, 2 Red-bellied. Seen from the Parking Area Winds too dangerous to enter the woods.
Grass in Parking Area … Robins, 2 M Brown-headed Cowbirds, 1 Starling (100’s of RWB, ES’s, Grackles moving around the park in the wind), 5 Field Sparrows, 8 White-crowned Sparrows, 1 Chip, 1 Pine Warbler flew out for a few seconds. 2 Roosters appear to have left or been killed…


Date: Friday, April 1, 2016

Location: Fernald

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

2 Brown Thrashers singing, 1 along the Hickory trail and the other along gravel road that borders open space. 2 Red-shouldered Hawks,  1 Wilson’s Snipe near blind, 1 Pie-billed Grebe, 3 Eastern Meadowlarks, 1 Swamp Sparrow, Tree Swallows, 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 1 Greater Yellowlegs near visitor center, 1  American Kestrel, 1 Northern Harrier, Blue-winged Teal. A little spice included 1 Grapevine Epimenis, 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, 1 Dreamy Duskywing, lots of Yellow Sulphurs and Cabbage Whites, 1 Common Green Darner, 1 Beaver.