Dayton Wakefield leading off the presentation

On Wednesday January 11th OCAS hosted its first Cabin Fever lecture of 2012. The program, entitled Warblers: Need We Say More?, was part travelogue, part identification challenge, and part birding tips. Dayton Wakefield began the show with entertaining travel tips for planning a trip to the Ohio shores of Lake Erie. The Lake Erie shoreline in northwestern Ohio is widely recognized as one of the best birding areas in North America. The Black Swamp Bird Observatory provides wonderful information about birding in the area including maps and checklists. Dayton was followed by Gary Starr who shared some of his photographs of the many warblers and other birds that could be found in northwestern Ohio in the spring. Audience members were encouraged to shout out their identification guesses with each slide. Ron Payne then wrapped up the evening with tips on finding and identifying warblers in Vermont. The night left audience members longing for May when our warblers return.

– Mike Winslow