Purple Martin time in Ohio

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the Purple Martin, a swallow that is arriving now in Ohio, with reports of scouts logged almost daily online. Purple martins, the largest of the swallows in North America, are totally dependent on man-made housing east of the Rockies…
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Ontario ‘punk rock’ birder idolizes Oak Harbor author

Close your eyes, and in your mind’s eye picture what you think a typical bird watcher looks like. Paul Riss used to see the same vision. “People always think bird watchers are little old ladies,” said Riss, a 42-year-old Canadian. “I thought I would try to change that (stereotype) by…
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Conservation through Clean Ohio Fund

A new report concludes that every Clean Ohio Fund dollar invested in conservation in the state returns four dollars in natural goods and services. The report also details how the fund supports hundreds of thousands of jobs statewide. Created in 2000, The Clean Ohio Fund is the state's primary funding…
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Tyson named Program Administrator

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently selected Jeff Tyson as the Lake Erie fish management program administrator. Tyson has worked in ODNR Division of Wildlife fish management for nearly 20 years. He previously served as the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit fisheries biology supervisor.
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Spring events at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge!

Red-winged Blackbirds have started to sing and the goldfinches have begun turning a bright sunny yellow. All winter we have waited for these signs of spring. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) is happy to announce that they are offering more free public programming than ever before during this spring. ONWR’s…
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Annual walleye migration underway on Maumee and Sandusky rivers

The annual appearance of migrating walleye in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers brings fantastic spring fishing opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). An annual phenomenon in northwest Ohio occurs each spring when a portion of Lake Erie’s walleye population moves up the Maumee and Sandusky rivers…
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Lake Erie Birding Trail comes alive during spring migration

Spring migration will bring millions of birds to Ohio in the coming months, and the Lake Erie Birding Trail offers a great opportunity to view many rare and exciting species, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The Lake Erie Birding Trail encompasses the Ohio shoreline and inland…
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