Each year the Ohio Ornithological Society hosts a winter event that should be called-
"Birders- Gone Wilds!"
We meet up in Muskingham County, 15 or so mile east of Zanesville in the vast acreage of grass lands at the Wilds. This is a restoration area from the days of strip mining. The landscape has been drastically changed from the days of hill sides mined for coal to moonscapes replanted in grasses to reduce erosion. The International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, Inc. has become an extension of the Columbus Zoo and a premiere spot for breeding endangered animals.
like Kenny Davis! He takes his job pretty seriously, even working through his lunch hour.
The Wilds event is always a lot of fun and a great opportunity for many birders to see some unusual winter raptors for the first time. It is one of the many excellent programs OOS has sponsored over the last 8 or so years. Go to www.ohiobirds.org to learn more about this fine organization and good work we do.
Hope to see you next year at the Wilds!