Audubon Ohio News - October 30, 2002

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Audubon Ohio News - October 30, 2002

1.  Announcing eBird!
2.  Workshop Reminder:  Planning Birding & Wildlife Trails - November 15,
3.  Reminder:  COAC Autumn Retreat - November 2-3, 2002
4.  Chapter Annual Reports:  Thank You!
5.  Hawkwatch Fundraiser Cookbook Available
6.  Executive Director Search Still Open

1.  Announcing eBird!
From Frank Gill, Senior Vice President for Science:

Announcing eBird, a new citizen science tool that allows anyone to report
any bird species anywhere anytime. This joint venture of Audubon and the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology opens a new era of citizen science, which will
help our birds in a time of increasing threats from habitat loss to West
Nile virus. 

We have a window of opportunity. Today, the vast majority of the species of
birds in North America still exist in viable numbers in some remnant of
suitable habitat. Today, we who love birds and the natural world in general
exist in greater numbers than ever before, and those numbers are growing
rapidly. And today, we have the tools that allow us to know and monitor that
fragile world with depth and breadth that was unimaginable 10 years ago, let
alone 102 years ago when the first CBC was held. 

Now you can help us make birds count for conservation. You can participate
in eBird and other citizen science projects through BirdSource at your level
of ability and comfort. Remember, you will double your impact if you take
along a friend; and you'll multiply it many times over if you include a
scout troop or a class of kids.

To try eBird go to It is also available through
the Audubon website at

2. Workshop Reminder:  Planning Birding & Wildlife Trails - November 15,
Spaces are still available for this "how to" training workshop on planning
and developing a Birding & Wildlife Viewing Trail. Learn about the basics of
nature tourism, conducting a resource inventory, establishing a site
nomination process, mapping the trail, signage, securing funding, augmenting
the trail with a festival, promotion and marketing.

Where: Hocking Hills State Park Lodge
When:  Friday, November 15, 2002, from 9 AM to 4 PM. 
Fee: $20 (includes refreshments, lunch, and handouts)
Registration Deadline:  November 2, 2002

A registration form is below:
Please print
Name for nametag___________________________
State____________ Zip ________________

Registration Fee:  $20.00 by check (Fee includes refreshments, lunch, and
_____ Check enclosed (payable to Audubon Ohio)
Please check your choice for lunch: ___vegetarian  ___meat   
Any dietary or special needs?_____________________________________________
Please return registration form and fee to Joe Jennings, Audubon Ohio, 692
N. High St., Suite 208, Columbus, OH  43215.  For more information, call Joe
at Audubon Ohio at (614) 224-3303 ext. 15

3.  Reminder:  COAC Autumn Retreat - November 2-3, 2002
The Coalition of Ohio Audubon Chapters will hold its Autumn Retreat at the
Mohican Outdoor School (Butler, Ohio), this weekend, November 2-3, 2002.
Workshops will discuss Membership and Fundraising, and Mark Hersman of
Wildlife Gardens will give a keynote address, amongst other fun activities.
If you would like to attend the retreat, please contact Jack Smith at
johnfsmith@xxxxxxxxxx or Alan Dolan at (330) 832-2491.

4.  Chapter Annual Reports:  Thank You!
We'd like to send a final thanks to all of the chapters who submitted their
2002 reports.   Thanks for your involvement!

5.  Hawkwatch Fundraiser Cookbook Available
Cooking on the 'Front' Burner, a unique collection of favorite recipes of
the hawk watchers at the Allegheny Front is now available for mail order.
The Allegheny Front is the hawk migration site of the Allegheny Plateau
Audubon Society, and is located on the border of Somerset and Bedford
counties in south-central PA.  Visitors are always welcome.

A brisk wind on a cool fall day inspires hawk watchers to prepare a hot and
hearty casserole or scrumptious dessert and head for the 'front', where good
eating and streaming hawks abound.   Recipes found in this complete cookbook
include such titles as Raven Reuben Casserole, Screech Owl Bouncers (an
appetizer), and Chachalaca Brownies. Mmmmm. 

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be used to maintain the road and
parking area, pay the port-a-potty rental, taxes, insurance, etc. Cooking on
the 'Front' Burner is a "must have" in every birdwatcher's kitchen and is
now available for $10.00 plus $3.00 packaging and postage.  

Please mail your check for $13.00 to:
Karen Jackson
RD 3 Box 530
New Alexandria, PA 15670
Lee Tosh
5812 Irishtown Rd
Bethel Park, PA 15102  

Thank you from the members of Allegheny Plateau Audubon Society.

6.  Executive Director Search Still Open
Resumes are still being accepted for the Audubon Ohio Executive Director
position.  Job description and application information can be found here: 

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