BIRDING IN CINCINNATI
1/2 DAY - BIRDING EXCURSION AT FERNALD PRESERVE IN SOUTHWEST OHIO
The 3.1 mile Hickory Trail spans prairies, upland forests, open water and a riparian corridor. Blue grosbeaks, dickcissels, grasshopper sparrows, savannah sparrows, bobolinks, and even the occasional Henslow’s sparrow can be found along the first section of this trail. Migrant songbirds, as well as breeders such as catbirds, white-eyed vireos, and yellow-breasted chats, can be found along the back loop of this trail. Ohio Ornithological Society (2020).
ACTIVITY AND ITINERARY
Arrives at Parking Lot. Upon arrival look for our sing and meet the Leader.
What is expected of You
None of the walks are strenuous, but you should be able to walk up to 3.1 miles along this trail; Open habitat when start, covered forest and enjoyable landscapes one the way. Bring your own binoculars, camera, rain coat, sunblock, mosquito repellent and proper shoes wear. We will do the rest! We will provide more background on what to bring and what to expect on this trip when you book. Our targets will depend on the season and we will look for, Bald Eagle, Eastern Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Carolina Wren and more. key species to ensure you get the most from your time in the field. They are a great ways of exploring the surrounding and will probably take you to areas you might not venture to on your own. An exciting work review on the checklist is also included. For more details see ebird bar chart by season.
Saturdays activities start 6:30 am to 10:30 am and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Sundays activities start 6:30 am to 10:30 am and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Price per person
3 - 5 hours
Minimum number of participants is two and maximum is five
About Your Guide
Richard Amable is experience birder born in Peru, He follows the career in ecotourism and natural history of the Neotropics and North America, In 2019 Richard become a student of Miami University. He has stated, “My commitment is to learn from all natural regions and get to see all of the animals is possible. With that knowledge, I will teach and share my passion with others to help conservation.
What is include
A general introduction to the tour with description of the birding areas to be visited on the tour
Knowledgeable bird guide with listed equipment (Spotting scope, field guide to birds of North America and songs library of the North American Birds)
A bottle of water and snacks
Fees to Park entrance
A species checklist for preparing and keeping track of the birds seen on the tour
Complete field report
What is not Include
Transportation to starting location
Other items of a personal nature
TOUR LEADER RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF THE ACTIVITIES OR CHANGE TRAILS DEPENDING ON THEIR CONDITION DUE TO WEATHER OR EXTENSIVE USE.
We were guided for birding in Peru by Richard Amable in 2013 and 2014. Since we had been satisfied with his professional and helpful guiding in Peru, we requested the bird guiding in Ohio in an early week of May 2018. When it comes to the professional bird guiding, I have no doubt he is an excellent bird guide. That why we requested the guiding this time in Ohio. Actually, we could see and photograph many key birds including wood warblers.
After this tour, we are going to be guided again by Richard Amable in October 2018 in Peru.
Hisao Komori - May 17, 2018
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