Field Trip to Oakes Quarry Park
May
25
7:00 AM07:00

Field Trip to Oakes Quarry Park

Meet at Oakes Quarry Park at 7:00am to search for Prairie Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, Blue Grosbeaks, and Lark Sparrows nesting in the scrubby grasslands of this former quarry.

This trip will be lead by Jared Merriman. Sun screen, water, and bug spray are essential.

www.beavercreekwetlands.org/maplocations-oakes.html

Photo credit: Jared Merriman

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Field Trip to Narrows Reserve
May
5
7:00 AM07:00

Field Trip to Narrows Reserve

Streamside Birds

Join trip leader Jared Merriman and experience migration along the Little Miami River where almost anything is possible. Target species include Prothonotary Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting, and Lincoln Sparrow. Please bring water, wear bug spray and be prepared for mud.

https://www.gcparkstrails.com/185/Narrows-Reserve

Photo credit: Jared Merriman

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Field Trip to Spring Valley Wildlife Area
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Field Trip to Spring Valley Wildlife Area

Meet at the large parking on the south side of Spring Valley Marsh.

This early evening hike will give birders the chance to see many of the early spring migrants.The three p's; palm, prothonotary and parula warblers along with orioles, tanagers and vireos should all have made their way north. Spring Valley Marsh also has nesting eagles, osprey, wood ducks and more. Hike will be canceled if there is thunder and lightning. Hike leaders will be Dave and Cris Barnett

Photo credit: Jared Merriman

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DAS Meeting and Field Trip at Grant Park
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

DAS Meeting and Field Trip at Grant Park

DAS April Meeting at the Kennard Nature Nook in Grant Park at 501 Normandy Ridge Road from 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM followed by a DAS Bird Walk from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM. We’ll meet in the parking lot at Normandy Elementary School for the bird walk. Hike leaders: Mark and Carrie Ruane. We hope to see Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Parula, and Louisiana Waterthrush. FYI there are a couple of hills on the trails at this park; wear sturdy shoes, bring binoculars, and dress for the weather. Grant Park website: www.cwpd.org

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Field Trip to Sycamore State Park
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Field Trip to Sycamore State Park

Meet at the Overlook/Picnic Area for a quick introduction to birding, then explore the park in search of migrants and wildflowers. Trip leaders are Jacob Roalef, Jeremy Barkley, Ann Horvath, and Douglas Horvath. Email Doug Horvath at sundajah@gmail.com to RSVP and to get updates in case of bad weather.

Photo credit: USFWS

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Dec
15
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas Bird Count

Join one of America’s oldest birding traditions with the Christmas Bird Count! Groups will scour the Dayton area looking for as many individual birds as they can find between 8 am and 4pm. To get involved call Daryl 937-733-3308 or email dmichael8@frontier.com.

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