UPDATE! Registration Now Open!

Join your fellow OOS members at Shawnee State Park for a celebration of Warblers and Wildflowers! Not only will this event give you a chance to head south to meet the first big wave of spring migration, you’ll also get to enjoy excellent presentations, the charm of the Shawnee State Park lodge, and the wonderful fellowship of a bunch of fun, avid birders.

We’ll gather on Friday evening for a social hour, welcome remarks and a showing of the movie The Big Year. Afterwards there will be short outings for night birds, including owls and perhaps Chuck-Will’s-widows. Saturday we’re up early for morning field trips, lunch in the field, then back to the lodge for concurrent programs. Saturday evening we’ll enjoy dinner in the banquet hall, review the day’s sightings and run the check list, recognize some OOS all-stars, then enjoy the evening program by our very own Laura Keene and Christian Hagenlocher, who will tell us about their experiences as two of four birders to break Neil Hayward’s 2013 ABA record. More owl and nightjar trips will be taken and we’ll have a mothing station on the lodge’s patio. Sunday we’ll enjoy breakfast, our all-too-soon goodbyes and field trips on your own.

Download your Event Registration Form here.

Mail the form, along with payment as soon as possible, to:
P O. Box 2432
Westerville, OH 43086

Event Schedule

Friday, April 28
3pm – 6pm – Registration in Lodge Lobby
7:00 pm – Welcome, snacks and the movie The Big Year.
8:00 pm – Mothing & Night walk at the lodge

Saturday, April 29 
6:00 am – Coffee & Breakfast
7:00 am – Field Trips Depart (box lunches)
5:00 pm – Social Hour/Cash Bar
6:00 pm -Dinner Buffet (Italian buffet, salads, drink & dessert)
7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker – Laura Keene and Christian
Hagenlocher “2016 ABA Big Year
8:00 – Mothing & Night Bird Trips    

Sunday, April 30
6:00 am – Coffee & Breakfast
7:00 am – Birding on Your Own 

All meals are separate charge. Purchase on registration form.

Field Trips

ALL TRIPS RAIN OR SHINE! Guides to be determined

The Amazing Birds and Botany of Shawnee! [2 TRIPS!]
Birds and Botany of Adams County
Birds & Butterflies – Wings of Spring!
Neotropical Jewels: Warblers! [3 TRIPS!]
Thru the Lens!
Chuck-will’s-widow Trip


 Field Trip Information and Itinerary

Download your registration form here.
Mail the form, along with payment as soon as possible, to:
P O. Box 2432
Westerville, OH 43086

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@ohiobirds.org

Photos by Bruce Miller

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