Saturday, March 27, 2010

Calling All Birders: Flight Planning for ONWR Trip

Anyone interested in participating in our Spring Birding Field Trip to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (near Sandusky, Ohio) on the weekend of April 16-17, please contact either me ( or Ken Crites (

I have made several trips up there, and my recommendation is to enjoy this immense nature preserve on one of the monthly "auto tour" days.  Only on those days, will you be permitted to drive your car out onto the seemingly endless series of canals.  In the spring, you will see many varieties of migratory birds.  The bug population should be considerably lower now, compared to the coming months, which adds to the enjoyment of the place.

If you should decide to join us, plan to bring your longest lenses, at least one very stable tripod, and lots of data cards.  We will most likely depart our area on Friday evening, and get rooms in a motel near the refuge.  I will most likely shoot on Saturday from the early morning until late afternoon, and then head back home.  The auto tour is limited to Saturday only.

I hope many of you will be able to join us!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to it! Do we have departure time plans yet?