Field Trip: Old Highland Stone Gravel Pits and Rocky Fork Lake

  • February 15, 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Price Road Hillsboro, Ohio 45133

Organization: Audubon Society

Field Trip: Old Highland Stone Gravel Pits and Rocky Fork Lake
Saturday, February 15, 8:00 a.m.

The Old Highland Stone Gravel Pits are a hidden birding gem. In the winter the pits host many ducks and geese as well as Sandhill Cranes. Red-tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles are common and the pits are home to quite a few other raptors. A visit on February 1 produced many ducks, Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagles, Eastern Meadowlarks and much more. From the gravel pits we will continue on to Rocky Fork State Park. At Rocky Fork we will look for waterfowl and raptors. A Red-necked and Eared Grebe have been present at Rocky Fork since December 28,2019 and both were still present on February 1, 2020. With any luck they will still be there on February 15. Along with these two grebes there were also Pied-billed and Horned Grebes. Lots of ducks were there as well as three juvenile Bald Eagles and a Merlin. This field trip is sponsored jointly by Audubon Society of Ohio and Cincinnati Bird Club.

More details are online, at https://cincinnatiaudubon.org/calevent/old-highland-stone-gravel-pits-and-rocky-fork-lake/.

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