Audubon Society of Ohio
The Cincinnati Chapter of National Audubon Society

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Location: 12-13 Triangle Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, US (39.291, -84.447) Hamilton, Ohio, US

Reporter: Lee Gruber

Other observers:

from Oddfeathers; PLEASE do not get close to the owl!!


Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

Location: Chilo Lock 34 Park

Reporter: Suzanne Clingman

Other observers:

The Eider was still near the boat ramp at 9am.


Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Location: Lake Isabella

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Other observers:

1 Eastern Phoebe and 16 Hooded Mergansers


Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park

Reporter: Alyssa Rooks

Other observers:

As of 3pm, the female King Eider is still floating around on the river in front of the museum!

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Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park, Chilo, OH

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Steve Barnett

From Steve Barnett:

As of 11:10 am, 12/06/17, no sighting of the King Eider at Chilo 34 Lock & Dam.


Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Location: Chilo, Museum Crooked Run

Reporter: Lee Gruber

Other observers: Lynsey

Ms. “Queen” Eider in front of museum at 1PM Dec 5 still. Diving, looking gorgeous. Lynsey, thanks for sharing our lifer moment!


Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Matt Bryant

King Eider remains this morning per sources.  Off Ohio river bank at museum.


Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Location: Chilo and Madisonville

Reporter: Stanley Hedeen

Other observers:

The female king eider remains at Chilo as of 3 pm, December 4. She often hugs the riverbank below the riverwalk, just east of the parking lot, so one has to wait until she swims into view.

Also, in Madisonville, there is a winter wren along the Little Duck Creek Trail immediately north of the Roe Street bridge.


Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Location: Chilo Lock #34 Park, Chilo, OH

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers: Update from sources, not currently present

The female King Eider is still present just off the Ohio river bank at 11:35AM this morning.  This is not the bird reported as scoter that the Clingman’s had on Nov. 25th.


Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Location: Crooked Run NP/ Chilo lock 34 park

Reporter: Donald Morse

Other observers:

I went to look for the Clingman’s WW Scoter at this park.  On arrival, I spotted a bird diving just off the boat ramp.  It didn’t look right to me for any scoter.  I looked at eiders on my phone and concluded that it was a female KING EIDER.  The bird swam up under the Ohio bank several times and out into river channel.  Photos on FB.

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