Audubon Ohio News - June 14, 2002

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Audubon Ohio News - June 14, 2002

1. Important Bird Area Workshop: Learn How You Can Help Conserve Ohio's
2. TAKE ACTION: Audubon's Population & Habitat Campaign Announces June Lobby
3. Chapter News

1. Birding and Monitoring Workshop
How You Can Put Your Birding Skills to Work by Adopting an Important Bird

WHERE: Osborn Park (3910 E. Perkins Ave., Erie Metroparks, 419-625-7783) is
several miles east of Sandusky. 
WHEN:  Saturday, June 29, 2002 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
COST:  Free. Audubon Ohio will cover the workshop fee of $25 (includes
handouts, breaks, and lunch).
MEALS: Provided, vegetarian options will be available.
INFORMATION: Call Audubon Ohio at 614-224-3303 or e-mail John Ritzenthaler
at jritzenthaler@xxxxxxxxxxx

Count, own, act ...use your birding skills to count birds, take ownership of
an Important Bird Area, and act for bird conservation by becoming involved
in a program that has worldwide scope-the Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
program. There are nearly 100 IBAs that have been identified around Ohio.
IBAs are areas critical to bird conservation.

Audubon Ohio is presenting a monitoring workshop to enlist birders for
surveying birds on their favorite IBAs. We hope that individuals or groups
will adopt an IBA and engage in some form of regular bird censusing suited
to the site. This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2002 from
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be held at Osborn Park, one of the Erie
Metroparks near Huron, Ohio. The outdoors agenda will include methods for
observing birds and conducting surveys of your favorite sites. We will cover
bird banding, point counts, transect counts, area searches and nest
searches, plus an exciting new web-based data entry system called E-bird.
Participants will be able to volunteer to census birds on IBAs in Ohio and
see their data used in conservation on these sites. All skill levels are

2. TAKE ACTION: Audubon's Population & Habitat Campaign Announces June Lobby
Help protect the environment from the pressures of overpopulation!  Join
Audubon in asking Congress to reduce bird and wildlife habitat destruction
by increasing funding for international family planning programs. Your
efforts in Ohio will complement Audubon's population-related activities at
the national level this month.  

***For more information on this issue, or if you would like to participate
in a district lobby visit to your lawmaker's office, please contact our
grassroots coordinator Emily Byram at ebyram@xxxxxxxxxxx or (202) 861-2242
in Audubon's Public Policy Division!  

3. Chapter News
Be sure to keep your eye on the mail for the next issue of "Chapter
Networker." The front page features an article on Columbus Audubon's
successful Eco-Weekend. We would also like to congratulate two Ohio chapters
for receiving national recognition for successful 2001 Birdathons. Columbus
Audubon and Dayton Audubon Society had the highest number of birders
participating of any chapter in the country! These two chapters also
received additional awards: Columbus Audubon was recognized with an
Honorable Mention, Chapters with 1,000 or more members; an award for being
Most Improved from 2000; and Best Team Name - "No Egrets."  The Dayton
Audubon Society was recognized for achieving Most Successful Publicity.

***We want to share your chapter's success stories and news with other
chapters in Ohio. Write us at ohio@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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interested in Audubon activities in Ohio. If you do not wish to receive
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