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Chronological listing of species seen in Ohio
along bike paths in 2020

This year I've only been keeping a list of species I encounter while out riding my bicycle or 29" mountain unicycle along established bike trails. I always have my binoculars along on my bike rides and am constantly listerning. On unicycle rides I usually don't bring along binoculars, but sometimes I put them in backpack. Many of these rides cross county lines, but I'll only note the counties where there the new birds of the year are actually seen. The only exceptions I will make are for unicycle rides on roads or trails that aren't specifically bike trails such as closed forest roads and bridle trails that are well suited to mountain unicycling and closed to any motor vehicles. Species seen while driving down forest roads don't make the cut.
 

JAN. 1 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Franklin and Madison Counties)
1 - American Robin
2 - Dark-eyed Junco
3 - American Crow
4 - Eastern Bluebird
5 - House Sparrow
6 - Mourning Dove
7 - House Finch
8 - Northern Cardinal
9 - White-throated Sparrow
10 - Northern Flicker
11 - Downy Woodpecker
12 - Carolina Chickadee
13 - White-breasted Nuthatch
14 - American Goldfinch
15 - Song Sparrow
16 - Red-tailed Hawk
17 - Mallard
18 - Great Blue Heron
19 - Canada Goose
20 - European Starling
21 - Belted Kingfisher
22 - Carolina Wren
23 - Blue Jay
24 - Common Grackle

JAN. 2 - Prairie Grass Trail - between London and Little Miami River west of S Charleston (Madison and Clark Counties)
25 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
26 - Tufted Titmouse
27 - White-crowned Sparrow
28 - American Tree Sparrow
29 - Cooper's Hawk
30 - Rock Pigeon
31 - Eastern Towhee
32 - Horned Lark
33 - Hairy Woodpecker
34 - Gadwall
35 - Northern Harrier

JAN. 5 - Scioto Greenway - between Greenlawn Dam and Marble Cliff without side trips (Franklin County)
36 - Ring-billed Gull
37 - Double-crested Cormorant
38 - Hooded Merganser
39 - Mute Swan
40 - Bald Eagle
41 - Ring-necked Duck

JAN. 9 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Madison County)
42 - Northern Mockingbird

JAN. 13 - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross and Fayette Counties)
43 - Brown Creeper
44 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
45 - Pileated Woodpecker
46 - Field Sparrow
47 - Eastern Screech-Owl
48 - Sharp-shinned Hawk

FEB. 17  - Prairie Grass Trail - between London and S Charleston (Madison and Clark Counties)
49 - Red-winged Blackbird
50 - Eurasian Collared-Dove

FEB. 23  - Little Miami Trail - between Xenia and Corwin (Greene County)
51 - Turkey Vulture

MARCH 1  - Prairie Grass Trail - between London and S Charleston (Madison County)
52 - Killdeer

MARCH 4 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Madison County)
53 - Wood Duck
54 - Eastern Meadowlark

MARCH 7 - Darby Creek Greenway - Battelle-Darby section unicycle ride (Franklin County)
55 - Northern Shoveler

MARCH 8 - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross and Fayette Counties)
56 - Black Vulture
57 - Tree Swallow
58 - Wild Turkey

MARCH 9 - Prairie Grass and Robert's Pass Trails between Wilson Road and S Charleston (Madison County)
59 - Brown-headed Cowbird
60 - Rusty Blackbird
61 - Eastern Phoebe
62 - Chipping Sparrow

MARCH 11 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Madison County)
63 - Bufflehead

MARCH 13 - Darby Creek Greenway - Prairie Oaks section unicycle ride (Franklin County)
64 - Lesser Scaup
65 - Common Loon

MARCH 16 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Madison County)
66 - Swamp Sparrow
67 - Blue-winged Teal

MARCH 23 - Prairie Grass Trail between London and S Charleston (Clark County)
68 - American Coot

MARCH 25 - Prairie Grass Trail between London and west of Cedarville (Madison and Greene Counties)
69 - Brown Thrasher
70 - Pied-billed Grebe
71 - Vesper Sparrow
72 - American Kestrel
73 - Fox Sparrow

MARCH 29  - Prairie Grass Trail - between London and S Charleston (Madison County)
74 - Yellow-rumped Warbler

MARCH 31 - Darby Creek Greenway - Prairie Oaks section unicycle ride (Franklin County)
75 - Northern Rough-winged Swallow


iPhone photo
29 inch mountain unicycle on bridge over Darby Creek

APRIL 2 - Moonville Rail Trail - various accessible sections - 24" mountain unicycle ride (Vinton County)
76 - Yellow-throated Warbler
77 - Louisiana Watherthrush
78 - Pine Warbler
79 - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


iPhone photo
24 inch mountain unicycle

APRIL 6  - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Fayette County)
80 - Savannah Sparrow

APRIL 8 - Moonville Rail Trail and Zaleski State Forest trails 24" mountain unicycle rides (Vinton County)
81 - Northern Parula
82 - Osprey
83 - Broad-winged Hawk
84 - Red-shouldered Hawk
85 - Prairie Warbler

APRIL 11 - Prairie Grass and Robert's Pass Trails between Wilson Road and S Charleston (Clark and Madison Counties)
86 - Greater Yellowlegs
87 - Lesser Yellowlegs
88 - Pectoral Sandpiper
89 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
90 - Bank Swallow
91 - Black-and-white Warbler

APRIL 18  - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross and Fayette Counties)
92 - Purple Martin
93 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet
94 - Hermit Thrush
95 - Ring-necked Pheasant
96 - Solitary Sandpiper
97 - Barn Swallow
98 - Henslow's Sparrow

APRIL 19 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Madison County)
99 - Winter Wren
100 - Chimney Swift

APRIL 20 - Moonville Rail Trail and Zaleski State Forest trails 24" mountain unicycle rides (Vinton County)
101 - Hooded Warbler
102 - Yellow-throated Vireo
103 - White-eyed Vireo
104 - American Redstart
105 - Prothonotary Warbler
106 - Black-throated Green Warbler

APRIL 24 - Hockhocking Adena Bikeway - between Nelsonville and Athens (Athens County)
107 - House Wren
108 - Warbling Vireo
109 - Wood Thrush
110 - Yellow Warbler

APRIL 28 - Prairie Grass and Robert's Pass Trails between Deer Creek and S Charleston (Madison County)
111 - Blue-headed Vireo
112 - Green Heron

MAY 1  - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross and Fayette Counties)
113 - Baltimore Oriole
114 - Gray Catbird
115 - Common Yellowthroat
116 - Indigo Bunting
117 - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
118 - Scarlet Tanager
119 - Red-eyed Vireo
120 - Kentucky Warbler
121 - Northern Bobwhite
122 - Spotted Sandpiper
123 - Grasshopper Sparrow
124 - Black-throated Blue Warbler
125 - Nashville Warbler
126 - Northern Waterthrush
127 - Red-headed Woodpecker
128 - Palm Warbler
129 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird
130 - Orchard Oriole
131 - Least Sandpiper
132 - Great Horned Owl
133 - Yellow-breasted Chat

MAY 2 - Prairie Grass Trail between London and S Charleston (Clark and Madison Counties)
134 - American Pipit
135 - Blue-winged Warbler

MAY 3 - Camp Chase and Robert's Pass Trails - between Darby Creek and London (Madison County)
136 - Great Crested Flycatcher
137 - Orange-crowned Warbler

MAY 4  - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross County)
138 - Magnolia Warbler
139 - Eastern Kingbird
140 - Tennessee Warbler
141 - Summer Tanager

MAY 6 - Prairie Grass and Robert's Pass Trails between Wilson Road and S Charleston (Madison County)
142 - Bell's Vireo
143 - Blackburnian Warbler

MAY 10 - Robert's Pass Trail between Wilson Road and London (Madison County)
144 - Bay-breasted Warbler

MAY 12  - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross County)
145 - Swainson's Thrush
146 - Acadian Flycaycher
147 - Semipalmated Plover
148 - Barred Owl

MAY 13 - Hockhocking Adena Bikeway - between Nelsonville and Athens (Athens County)
149 - Cerulean Warbler
150 - Blackpoll Warbler
151 - Cliff Swallow

MAY 14 - Robert's Pass Trail between Wilson Road and London (Madison County)
152 - Cape May Warbler
153 - Chestnut-sided Warbler

MAY 16  - Paint Creek Trail - between Hopewell Mounds and Shaw Wetlands (Ross and Fayette Counties)
154 - Eastern Wood-Pewee
155 - Cedar Waxwing
156 - Willow Flycatcher
157 - American Woodcock
158 - Blue Grosbeak
159 - Worm-eating Warbler
160 - Connecticut Warbler
161 - Common Nighthawk
162 - Bobolink

MAY 17 - Prairie Grass Trail between London and Xenia (Madison and Clark Counties)
163 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo
164 - Least Flycatcher
165 - Wilson's Warbler
166 - Dickcissel

MAY 22 - Robert's Pass and Camp Chase Trails between London and Galloway Road (Madison and Franklin Counties)
167 - Philadelphia Vireo
168 - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
169 - Canada Warbler
170 - Great Egret
171 - Alder Flycatcher
172 - Black-billed Cuckoo
173 - Ovenbird

MAY 24  - Paint Creek Trail between Chillicothe and Bridge 10 (Ross County)
174 - Semipalmated Sandpiper


Bridge 10 unpasssable
Canon 1D Mark IV, 14mm f2.8 L II lens