Birds in the Hills 2018

Date(s) - April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
All Day

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Join Rural Action, the Athens Area Birders, and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival April 20-22 at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills. This three-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone with even a remote interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Meals and camping are available Friday night through Sunday at Camp Oty’Okwa.

Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Clear Creek Metro Park, Lake Logan, and bird walks through Camp’s extensive groves of EasternHemlock. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the Black-Throated Green and Blackburnian Warblers that prefer the cool hemlock gorges of Camp. We are also likely to see Cerulean Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to meet other nature enthusiasts, listen to a local band and enjoy local beers. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Kelly Williams from Ohio University, will speak about owls, including the saw-whet owls she studied for several years.

-The event runs from Friday, April 20th in the evening to Sunday, April 22nd in the afternoon
-Contact Joe Brehm for more information: 740-767-4938;
-Lodging and camping are available at Camp Oty’Okwa.
-Food will be provided by Camp– vegetarian options will be available and the meals will include local foods. We will have coffee from Dirty Girl Coffee available
-This event is not pet-friendly as we want to ensure high-quality wildlife-viewing experiences and a safe environment for children.

Camp Oty'Okwa