Feathers in Our Caps

Flicker by Erik Bruder



  • Chronicle Telegram article (6-15-2016) about the banding of five 20-day old American kestels by expert bird bander Gary Fowler. Black River Audubon Society members volunteered for the event, including Larry Wilson who is a BRAS board member and head of the American Kestrel Conservation Program in Lorain County. The data is sent to the Bird Banding Lab run by the Department of the Interior.

  • On February 22, 2014 the Ohio Bluebird Society awarded the late Jack Smith, co-founder of the Black River Audubon Society, the prestigious Wildlife Conservation Award, for his numerous contributions benefiting conservation efforts throughout Lorain County and Ohio. Get more info here.

  • Chronicle Telegram article (5-23-2012) about the dedication of Black River Audubon Socitey Park in Elyria. This nearly 2 acre park was newly-formed with land donated by the late Jack Smith.

  • Chronicle Telegram article (2-24-2012) about the club with discussion by the late Jack Smith, Dick Lee and Harriet Alger

  • Sightings from Birding Trails by Harry Spencer

  • A European's appreciation to Harry Spencer and Marty Ackermann as he explored Oberlin, Magee Marsh and local parks -- and produced a lively photo diary.

  • A bio of late charter member Jack Smith by Cathy Priebe