Song Bird Program Offered on May 18th at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

Posted on May 9, 2013


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Scarlet Tanager
Photo Courtesy of ODNR Division of Wildlife

Would you like to know more about the songbirds living in your woods? “Song Birds”, a BONUS Saturday of the “2nd Friday Series” program of 2013, is designed to help you:
◾Learn to identify common forest birds by sight and song
◾Understand habitat requirements of many woodland song birds
◾Spend a day in the woods with an experienced birder

“Song Birds” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest with support from the ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio State University Extension, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Glatfelter.

“Song Birds”, will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, near McArthur, on May 18th from 8 am to 2:30 pm. More than 90 bird species have been documented at the Vinton Furnace State Forest in recent years. A registration fee of $10 will include lunch and program materials. Participants are asked to bring binoculars and field guides if available. For brochures and more information, visit Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at by May 15th.

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