Birding BioBlitz for Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up (April 22nd) when people worldwide engage in activities that benefit our natural environment and/or raise awareness of environmental issues. We will kick off the week around Earth Day with an early-morning (7-9 am) birding walk through the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park on Saturday April 18th. Our goal is to see and record as many bird species as possible, hence BioBlitz.

More eyes will spot more birds, so please come and join us and help us assess the bird diversity. This is the best time to watch for birds along the Olentangy rivers, as migrating birds follow the river as a landmark. All 37 species of colorful Wood warblers that occur annually in Ohio have been reported at the OSU wetlands. Will we be able to see them all?

Students bird watching

You may want to refresh your memory of what they look like with the detailed information provided in the ODNR bird booklets, accompanied by a CD of their songs.

Whether you are new to birdwatching or a veteran, come join us on Saturday, we will meet in front of the Heffner research and education building; parking is free! Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have some!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Angelika Nelson at

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