Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Location: East Fork State Park South Beach

Reporter: Bill Stanley

Other observers:

3 Franklin’s Gulls, 3 Dunlin and 1 Greater Yellowlegs at the beach. 2 Hermit Thrushes at the Prairie trail (Turkey Trail)

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Location: East Fork south beach

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

9 Common Loons right off beach, a handful of Horned Grebes way out in middle with unknown waterfowl (good waterfowl movement way out, but no scope), 1 Greater Yellowlegs west cove, 100+ Am. Coot, 1 Franklin’s Gull.

The Franklin’s Gull came in as I was about to leave. It landed on the beach briefly. As I thought I may of seen 2, I was preparing to take a picture when over my shoulder not 3 ft. was a drone that flew very low over the gulls and myself spooking them. The 1, possibly 2 Franklin’s Gull never did come back.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location: Armleder Park Ohio

Reporter: james lundberg

Other observers:

A lot of early morning activity seen from a wide margin along the wood line and “Bean Field” — Lincoln’s Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Indigo Bunting.

Palm Warbler by the North Mowed Path.

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Location: Gilmore Ponds & “Big Pond”

Reporter: Mike Busam

Other observers: Charlie Saunders, Bob Lacker

Charlie Saunders, Bob Lacker and I walked through Gilmore Ponds and the Big Pond area west of Bypass four. Birding was slow, but wherever there was smartweed, and there’s a lot of smartweed in these locations, there were Bronze Copper butterflies. There were dozens of them between the two sites. An adult Bald Eagle on a dead tree near Bypass 4 at Big Pond was a nice treat.

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Location: East Fork south beach storm fallout

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Kevin Mahoney briefly

1 Red Phalarope (Photos obtained), 1 Long-billed Dowitcher (Photos obtained), 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Black-bellied Plovers, 2 American Golden Plovers, 3 Semipalmated sandpipers, 1 Spotted Sp

Photos on Facebook Cincinnati Birders.  I can’t seem to get them to work on this board.


Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Location: Ellis Lakes

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers:

NELSON’S SPARROW. Two brief looks. Also, good look at HENSLOW’S SPARROW. Other sparrow species included Song, Swamp, Lincoln’s and Field. Marsh and Sedge Wrens still present. Upon arrival at 7:30, I flushed a small rail. My best guess is Sora.

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Location: Otto Armleder

Reporter: Ric Payne

Other observers: Steve Barnett

4 Lincoln’s Sparrows north field.
3 between soccer field and asphalt path, south end.
One at the east end of the mowed path.
Moving w/ mixed flocks of Song Sparrows, Goldfinches, Indigo Buntings and Palm Warblers.


Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

Location: Fort Thomas

Reporter: james lundberg

Other observers:


1 October – Nashville Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Scarlet Tanager.

2 October – Peregrine Falcon. Juvenile soaring with hardly half a wingbeat to gain a couple hundred feet and sail south at a good clip.

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Location: Ellis Lakes

Reporter: Steve Bobonick

Other observers: None

LE CONTE’S SPARROW. found in the first patch of cattails passed the Willow stand. Also, Sedge and Marsh Wren and (2) Lincoln’s Sparrows. Plus (2) Wilson’s Snipe.

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