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Firelands Aububon Meetings:

Our monthly meetings run September through may. They are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, usually at 7PM.                        (see calendar for exact times and dates)

The meetings are conducted in the Firelands Room of The Frost Center at Osborn Metropark (unless stated otherwise).

Our meetings are filled with information, slide presentations and wonderful speakers all in a welcoming environment.  

Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Kearns

Wildlife Biologist, ODNR - Division of Wildlife

October 24, 7pm


Tracking Avian Wildlife in Ohio: From Swans to Shorebirds 

The migration ecology of birds has become a popular field of study with the advent of new and improved tracking technologies such as lighter-weight tracking devices, GPS/GSM technology, and the expansion of the Motus system. The Ohio Division of Wildlife has supported a variety of avian tracking studies over the years. Recent projects have included 1) the study of trumpeter swan migration ecology and 2) the expansion of the Motus automated telemetry system for tracking migratory wildlife in Ohio. An overview of recent findings from both of these projects will be given.

Guest Speaker: Tom Bartlett

Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

November 28, 7pm


Bird Banding: A Tool for Studying Ohio's Birds

H. Thomas Bartlett (Tom) is a Research Associate with the Department of Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, a retired secondary science teacher (31+ years), licensed bird bander with the US Geological Survey (52 years), and certified bird bander and trainer under the North American Banding Council. His talk will explain what bird banding his, his research efforts, and some results.

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