How Much Cash Do Ohio Birders Spend?
We all know that birders, with our high-priced optics, tendency to travel, and obsession with field guides, spend way too much cash on our hobby. But how much, exactly, do we spend? And how much would be willing to spend, collectively, to help the birds? Both of those questions will be closer to being answered in the coming year, at least in the state of Ohio. How? Well, the first question will come closer to being answered by researcher Philip Xie, who will spend the coming year interviewing birders at six locations along the Lake Erie shoreline. The second question could be answered by the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, Ohio birdwatchers’ answer to the Federal Duck Stamp. Kimberly Kaufman ably and enthusiastically describe the new stamp from Ohio here.