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Spring Migration

Spring Migration—Saturday 6, 20248:00 AM

Leader: Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389,

This trip starts at the upper Oxbow parking lot, which can be reached by going south on US Hwy 50 from the I-275 #16 exit. In about 200 yards, turn left (east) at the edge of the Circle K (between the Circle K and Waffle House) and go over the levee to where the road T’s with a fence directly in front of you. Turn right and go to the Oxbow entrance sign. Turn left into the Oxbow. The upper parking area is immediately on the right.  You may also search Google Maps for “Oxbow Nature Conservancy”.


On this date, mid-spring migration is just starting but many species will be arriving daily and a diversity of avian species should be found in the Oxbow area. Many woodland and wetland plants and wildflowers will be in bloom, adding their beauty to the natural scene. Our trip leader, Jack Stenger, a lifelong Oxbow advocate and current board member, is also a highly skilled and expert birder and naturalist, so we will certainly see and identify a wide diversity of birds and plants on this visit.

April in the Oxbow coincides with the spring migration of a diverse number of families of birds. Ducks, herons and egrets, Sandhill Cranes, shorebirds, terns & gulls, and many species of raptors, including Bald Eagles, may be seen on this date. While a bit early for the main push of migrant songbirds later in April and early May, many early migrant species of songbirds and some winter songbirds may still be around. We expect a great diversity of birds and a great day afield.

Jack’s plan for the day depends on the weather. Early April is still flood season and some areas may be inaccessible. On the other hand, flooding in the Oxbow attracts many birds. Regardless of flood conditions, Jack will visit several spots in and around the Oxbow including lost Bridge and Shawnee Lookout Park. Expect a little driving from spot to spot interspersed with some walking in between stops. Get out with Jack and see nature’s great diversity on a beautiful spring morning in the Oxbow.  Early spring weather can be unpredictable so dress accordingly and expect some mud on your shoes. This morning trip that will end around noon. There are no restrooms available in the Oxbow but they are available at many nearby businesses. Feel free to contact Jack if you have any questions regarding this trip.

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Apr 06 2024


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