BSBO and AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY SCORE A MAJOR VICTORY FOR BIRDS
June 30th, 2017
The Black Swamp Bird Observatory Conservation Committee is thrilled to announce a landmark victory in the ongoing fight to protect birds and their habitat from poorly-sited wind turbines.
After five years of relentless pressure from BSBO and our partners at American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) has backed down from plans to construct a wind turbine at the Camp Perry facility in Ottawa County. The final push in the crusade to halt this project – which posed a grave threat to populations of migrating birds and bats – came in the form of a lawsuit, filed earlier this year by BSBO and ABC. In response to the suit, Ohio ANG has stated it has not approved or authorized plans to install a large turbine at Camp Perry, and that it has no plans to do so.
Read the full story HERE.
Our visitor center and gift shop are now open for
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
11 am - 4 pm
The 2017-2018 Federal and Junior Duck Stamps are now on sale! Stop by the BSBO gift shop during our summer hours (11-4, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) to purchase yours.
BARTLETT'S BIG SIT RESULTS
Black Swamp Bird Observatory would like to thank everybody who made a contribution to our annual Bartlett's Big Sit fundraiser! This money helps to support BSBO's education programs in a huge way.
On Saturday, May 13th, 2017, Tom Bartlett tallied a whopping 96 species from his seat at the west end of the Magee Marsh boardwalk! To see Tom's full checklist of species, click here.
TWO WAYS TO HELP BSBO WHILE YOU SHOP!
If you shop in a Kroger in the Columbus area and/or northern Ohio (excluding Springfield), we ask that you (and your family and friends) link your Kroger Plus cards to BSBO’s Kroger Community Rewards account, number 83396. All of the dollars you spend with Kroger throughout the year will help us be eligible for a quarterly contribution through this program. Click HERE to register your Kroger Card for BSBO!
BSBO is part of the Amazon Smile program! Please use this link when making purchases, and Amazon will give 0.5% of the purchase price to BSBO!
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