East Fork and the Ohio River East of Cincinnati

On Saturday, January 20 at 8:00am the Cincinnati Bird Club will meet at the East Fork State Park South Beach parking lot. After checking the beach area for gulls, ducks and other birds we will make our way to New Richmond Ohio. The first stop will be a river overlook that in the past was the location of a Harlequin Duck. From New Richmond we will make our way east to Meldahl Dam which has hosted many gulls over the years including Black-legged Kittiwake in 1999. Then we will be off to Crooked Run Nature Preserve where a King Eider hung out for several weeks in December 2017. If time permits we will continue east and see what else we can find. We might not find anything as unusual as was found at these sites in the past, but the potential is always there to find something good.

Be sure to dress for the weather. It can be very windy and cold along the river. Bring a lunch that you can eat along the way. There are restrooms available in New Richmond and at Crooked Run. The trip will last from 8:00 a.m. until early afternoon.

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