Monday, November 5, 2012

Birders head to Lake Erie shores to spot species Sandy blew in from coast

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, birders are flocking to the south shore of Lake Erie with their binoculars particularly focused on the mouth of the Grand River.  Count Jim McCormac as one such dedicated warbler-watcher.

McCormac was taking a vacation day Wednesday as a result of the superstorm that hit the East Coast. And the avian education specialist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife could not be more happy.

McCormac wants to see what strange, exotic and uncommon bird species that Sandy has blown into the state. Added to these favorable weather events is the fact that many bird species are migrating now.

The News-Herald -
01 Nov 2012
JL Frischkorn