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Tag Archives: Migration
Well, it’s been a long, hard winter in northwest Ohio, but we’re finally able to see light at the end of the tunnel. Birds have started arriving from their winter homes in the south, some trees are beginning to bud … Continue reading
I’ve had a love affair with Sandhill Cranes since the moment I heard their prehistoric-sounding bugling calls. It’s hard to believe I only saw my first of this species in July of 2011, just two individuals walking around on the … Continue reading
All photos in this post were taken at Oak Openings Preserve, one of the fine Toledo Metroparks.
I finally feel capable of attempting to write about my experience at this year’s Biggest Week in American Birding (BW), my fifth consecutive year of attending. I hope to convey why this festival is the highlight of the year for … Continue reading
Zugunruhe. Do you feel it too? It means “migratory restlessness,” and it’s normally used to describe the behavior of birds and other migratory species as they prepare for their long journeys in spring and fall. (It’s pronounced “zoo gen ROO ha” … Continue reading
If your education was like mine, at some point in elementary school you were taught that birds migrate south in the winter. “South” was usually assumed to mean Florida. In fact, a woman I met recently told me that she … Continue reading
Last Friday I started hearing people saying they had seen their first Red-winged Blackbirds of the season, and I thought it might help me deal with this agonizingly long and harsh winter if I could see my first one too. … Continue reading
We’ve all seen those wildlife documentaries where they show thousands of animals gathered in one spot; the one most people think of is the incredible migration of the wildebeests in Africa, right? Thousands and thousands of them running across the … Continue reading