Join the Cincinnati Bird Club and Jack Stenger for some weekday birding at Spring Grove Cemetery. Mid May will be a good time for later migrant warblers such as Wilsons, Canada, and Black-throated Blue. Many other species of transients should still be around such as Magnolia, Blackburnian, Cape May, and others. Other later migrants such as Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and Philadelphia Vireo will also be possible. Mid May is also the best time of the year to look for the mythical Connecticut Warbler and its sidekick, the Mourning Warbler. It will also be interesting to see if Pine Siskins are still around. They’ve been persisting in decent numbers into May this year, and have rarely bred in the cemetery after big irruption years.
Meet along the main entrance road to Spring Grove Cemetery just past the arch. Expect a mix of driving and hiking on this trip. To get to Spring Grove Cemetery from the north,
south, or east, take I-75 to exit 6, Mitchell Avenue. Turn left onto Spring Grove Avenue, and the entrance is on the right after Winton Rd. From the west, take I-74 to exit 18, Beekman Street. Turn left on the Elmore, and then right onto Colerain Avenue. Then turn left onto Spring Grove Avenue. Use the main entrance on the left across from the Salway Park parking lot.