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Bird Watching Campsites Wooster OH

You can recognize many birds simply by noting their shapes, even if seen only in silhouette. Other useful characteristics are a bird's posture, size (easiest to judge if you use familiar birds as a size reference), flight pattern and/or head-on flight profile, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen. Start by learning to identify general groups of birds — warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls, wrens — whose members all share certain similarities.

Beck's Family Campground
(330) 264-9930
8375 Friendsville Rd
Wooster, OH
 
Lake Wapusun Campground
(800) 421-7116, (330) 496-2355
10787 Molter Road
Shreve, OH
Number of Sites
287 Total Camp/RV Sites,287 Electric and Water,200 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,103 No Hookups,20 Pull-Thru Sites,7 Rental Trailers,20 Sideouts,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Fishing,Golf Facilities,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Swimming Pool,

Whispering Hills Recreation
(330) 567-2137
8248 State Route 514
Shreve, OH
 
Hidden Acres Campground
(800) 421-7116, (419) 853-4687
107 Township Road 810 Lot 40
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,200 Electric and Water,150 Full Hookups,40 Max RV Length,5 Pull-Thru Sites,150 Sideouts,10 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Marina,

Town & Country Camp Resort
(800) 421-7116, (419) 853-4550
7555 Shilling Road
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,200 Electric and Water,185 Full Hookups,39 Max RV Length,6 Pull-Thru Sites,1 Rental Trailers,28 Sideouts,20 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,

Whispering Hills RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (330) 567-2137
8248 State Route 514
Shreve, OH
Number of Sites
250 Total Camp/RV Sites,100 20 Amp Service,225 30 Amp Service,50 50 Amp Service,250 Electric and Water,100 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,17 No Hookups,45 Pull-Thru Sites,50 Seasonal,200 Sideouts,17 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boating,Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Hiking Trails,Kayak Rentals,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Non-motorized Boat Rentals,Planned Activities,Playground,Swimming Pool,

Lake Wapusun Campground
(330) 496-2355
10787 Molter Rd
Shreve, OH
 
Town & Country Campgrounds
(419) 853-4550
7555 Shilling Rd
West Salem, OH
 
Hickory Lakes Campground
(800) 421-7116, (419) 869-7587
23 Township Road 1300
West Salem, OH
Number of Sites
225 Total Camp/RV Sites,225 Electric and Water,40 Max RV Length,28 Pull-Thru Sites,225 Sideouts,190 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch,Golf Facilities,Planned Activities,Playground,Swimming Pool,

Hidden Acres
(419) 853-4687
107 Jackson Township Rd 810
West Salem, OH
 

Learn the Basics to Bird Identification

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Bird Watching 101


By Maxye and Lou Henry

Have you always wondered how experienced birders can confidently identify birds with just a glimpse? This information from the Cornell University Lab or Ornithology will help you learn the identification skills you need by describing the characteristics birders pay particular attention to in the field.

You can recognize many birds simply by noting their shapes, even if seen only in silhouette. Other useful characteristics are a bird's posture, size (easiest to judge if you use familiar birds as a size reference), flight pattern and/or head-on flight profile, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen.

Start by learning to identify general groups of birds — warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls, wrens — whose members all share certain similarities. As your observation skills improve, familiarize yourself with the field marks — colored or patterned areas on the bird's body, head, and wings — that help distinguish species.

Birds in the same general group often have the same body shape and proportions, although they may vary in size. Silhouette alone gives many clues to a bird's identity, allowing birders to assign a bird to the correct group or even the exact species.

Posture clues can help place a bird in its correct group. Watch an American robin, a common member of the thrush family, strut across a yard. Notice how it takes several steps, then adopts an alert, upright stance with its breast held forward. Other thrushes have similar postures, as do larks and shorebirds.

Once you have assigned a bird to its correct group, size can be a clue to its actual species. Be aware, though, that size can be difficult to determine in the field, especially under poor lighting conditions or at a distance. Size comparisons are most useful when the unknown bird is seen side-by-side with a familiar species. In the absence of that, you can use the sizes of well-known birds, such as the house sparrow, American robin and American crow, as references when trying to identify an unfamiliar bird.

Most birds fly in a straight line, flapping in a constant rhythm, but certain bird groups have characteristic flight patterns that can help identify them. Birds of prey may be identified by the characteristic way they hold their wings when viewed flying toward you.

In general, each species of bird occurs only within certain types of habitat. And each plant community — whether abandoned field, mixed deciduous/coniferous forest, desert or freshwater marsh, for instance — contains its own predictable assortment of birds. Learn which birds to expect in each habitat. You may be able to identify an unfamiliar bird by eliminating from consideration species that usually live in other habitats. (Be aware, though, that during spring and fall migration birds often settle down when they get tired and hungry, regardless of habitat.)

Here are some birding hotspots and the species most likely to be seen ...

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