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The Southwestern Ohio Rare Bird Alert for April 6, 2014 compiled by the Dayton Audubon Society.

The highlights of this report are Lesser Black-backed Gull and the heavy passage of waterfowl through the area.

At Buck Creek State Park observed on April 6th were Surf Scoter, Common Loon, many in breeding plumage, Red-necked Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Caspian Tern.

That same day a Great Egret flew over Clark Lake

Seen at Eastwood MetroPark on April 5th were Surf  and  White-winged Scoter, Long- tailed Duck, Horned and Red-necked Grebe, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead and Common Loon.

Seen at Englewood MetroPark on April 5th were Tree and Barn Swallow, Purple Martin, Double-crested Cormorant and Turkey Vultures

Both the East and North MetroPark were closed due to high water. Check before going.


To report rare, unusual, or first-of-the-season sightings in the Dayton area, call Ralph Dennler at 937-294-5086.

If you choose to email your report, please send your NAME, DATE, LOCATION and SIGHTING to:

This Dayton Audubon Rare Bird Alert is updated periodically as warranted. For last minute updates, call the Dayton Audubon Hotline at 937-640-BIRD(2473). Good birding to all!