Greater Mohican Audubon VP Gary Cowell's report from the July 23 bird walk at Byers Woods:
GMAS ACPD--Byers Woods Bird Walk 7/23/16
Participants 5 -- 2 new attendees a mother and daughter from Jeromesville (gave them a GMAS rack card), an elderly amishman GMAS member named Pete from Mt. Hope, Beth and myself.

Canada Goose 16
Mallard 12
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 18
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Willow Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 5
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 7
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 5
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 4
Common Yellowthroat 7
Yellow Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 9
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Eastern Meadowlark 8
Common Grackle 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 5
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Melinda AllenInteresting just this morning I saw a book on a clients shelf called I think the "Wild Bee" I had to look. Love hearing and reading history of our area. It was a collection done by his wife after he died. He was a teacher in Mansfield and wrote a column for the News Journal on nature at their farm, back in the day when reading the paper was educational. Will look into this more and try to post it here. Thanks for sharing!

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Jenny StumpAnd it was a most fascinating walk! We hope to come again!

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Debbie Vargolots of good birds!

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Julie WittmerNice list.

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Happy birthday, Alexander Wilson (born July 6, 1766)! Wilson's "American Ornithology" (1808-1814) is the first American Bird Book with coloured plates published in America ow.ly/fGtZ301ZvJg Wilson is often regarded as the Father of American Ornithology. After moving to America from Scotland, Wilson worked as a schoolteacher, peddler, engraver, surveyor, and editor until at the age of 40, just seven years before he died of dysentery and exhaustion, Wilson left teaching and spent the rest of his life traveling over 10,000 miles observing and collecting birds, which he chronicled and illustrated in "American Ornithology." The publication included over 260 species, 48 of which were new to science, and was published in at least 10 editions over 70 years. The 1808-1814 edition, digitized in BHL by Smithsonian Libraries, consists of nine volumes. Wilson died during the preparation of the ninth volume, so it was completed by his friend and patron George Ord. The work contains 76 hand-coloured engravings by Alexander Lawson, J.G. Warnicke, G. Murray and Benjamin Tanner from original drawings by Wilson. Images: biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46341753 biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46337320 biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46336867 biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46338185

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Great time at the July 9 dedication of the purple martin nesting unit at Cooke Family Wildlife Conservation Farm. The unit was purchased and erected as a joint effort of Greater Mohican Audubon, the Ashland County Park District and Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League. The dedication followed a morning bird walk and noon picnic.

Results of bird walk, courtesy of Gary Cowell:
ACPD--Cooke Family Conservation Park
Jul 9, 2016 8:23 AM - 11:13 AM
Participants 13 (on the walk)

Canada Goose 20
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Barred Owl 2
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 8
Barn Swallow 20
Cliff Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 12
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 10
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 10
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 12
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 8
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 20
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