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Wild Ohio segment on one of the research projects ongoing here at Winous Point! ...

85 Likes, 1 Comments - Ohio Division of Wildlife (@your_wild_ohio) on Instagram: “Trails to Rails. Ohio State masters student Jim Hanson describes his project of banding rails in an…”

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Winous Point Marsh shared Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District's post. ...

Registration is now open for our 2017 Day on the Wild workshop. This one day workshop geared towards middle school kids, introduces them to many outdoor skills in a fun and safe environment. Some of the activities they will participate in are: archery, bird banding, canoeing, shooting, wildlife identification, and fishing!!! Please get your registrations in soon as spots for this awesome event fill up fast!!!

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Great opportunity for high school aged kids interested in outdoors careers! ...

Spots are starting to fill up for our Land Stewardship workshop. If you know of a High School student that is interested in spending time outside, make sure to get their registration in soon. An awesome opportunity to spend time with professionals in the field...and get a helicopter ride!! Call our office at 419-898-1595 if you have any questions.

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It's that time of year when we spend weeks pumping water out of the marshes. After the winter we need to lower water levels to provide shallow water habitat for wildlife and to promote growth of moist soil vegetation for next years food supply. Pictured is our 1950's Detroit Diesel that will pump 10,000 gallon per minute for several months continuous this spring! ...

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We have been busy banding diving ducks this week as part of a cooperative effort with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. ...

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Some non-game (at least in Ohio) birds at the same location, Sandhill Cranes. We actually had 5 on video the day this was recorded. A unique bird that is beginning to expand its range into this part of Ohio and starting to breed locally (Sandusky and Ottawa Counties) now. ...

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Pretty nice close up video of pintails feeding in one of our moist-soil marshes a few weeks ago! ...

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We caught a picture of this Mallard/Black duck hybrid on one of our trail cameras last week. We ended up banding him yesterday and catching him yet again today! ...

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Winous Point Marsh shared Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge's Drake Pintail Preening. ...

At some point in time, we all need a bit of cleaning. Ducks clean and repair their feathers in an act called preening. This beautiful male Northern Pintail seems to be taking a break from feeding with Mallards in one of our moist soil impoundments at Duck River Bottoms.

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Nice article about winter duck banding in Ohio. Winous Point is a cooperator in this project, banding 500 or more ducks every winter. ...

Wildlife Management Behind the Scenes: Banding Black Ducks Nets fired from a small canon are used to trap and band black ducks. The ducks are baited to a location and the nets are deployed remotely. The bands each have a number that helps biologist track the movement of black ducks that are banded here in Ohio. These photos were taken at Blendon Woods Metro Park in central Ohio. ow.ly/pm6p308QkCG Learn more about the American black duck: ow.ly/fXOF308Ql9F

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