State of the Birds report: A boom in waterfowl in Prairie Pothole Region

A new proposal has the North Zone duck season opening on Sept. 29, which is a week later than previous seasons.WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thirty-seven million. That’s the increase in the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region over the past quarter-century, according to the State of the Birds 2017 report, released Thursday, Aug. 3 by the North American Bird Conservation…

Birders flock to Ohio, bring early boost to tourist season

Along with “The Biggest Week in American Birding” festival, observers are in northwest Ohio to see birds, primarily the tiny warblers that make the woodlots and marshes near Lake Erie a rest-and-refuel stop on a migratory path that covers thousands of miles from their wintering grounds in the tropics to their nesting areas in the northern forests.