Oxbow, Inc.


Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

Vanishing Wetlands

A Special Place for Wildlife
Birth of an Organization
In the summer of 1985, political and business leaders announced plans to create a major new port authority and build a 700-acre commercial barge shipping center on this floodplain.
The Oxbow is a broad floodplain where the Great Miami River empties into the Ohio. This area where three states - Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky - come together, is near Lawrenceburg, Indiana, seventeen miles downstream from Cincinnati.

Early settlers on this continent found the forests and grasslands interspersed with swamps, ponds, and marshes. But now 55% of America's wetlands have been drained and we still lose more than 400,000 acres of wetlands every year.

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NO Program in December—Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30 PM


Lindsey Vansandt, DVM, PhD—Lions, Tigers and Brazil?


Lindsey works for the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  She will talk about her recent travels to Brazil with other CREW members to conserve Latin American felids (animals in the cat family) and specifically  to work with jaguars and tigrinas.   CREW has partnered with Associação Mata Ciliar (AMC) for 16 years.  AMC, founded in 1987, is a non-profit organization that promotes the conservation of over 300 plant and animal species and is dedicated to developing projects for conservation. AMC’s Centro Brasileiro para a Conservação Dos Felinos Neotropicalis (Brazilian Neo-Tropical Feline Conservation Center) is the largest feline conservation center in the country, which houses eight of the ten cats endemic to Latin America. Habitat loss and poaching have threatened most of these species with extinction in all or part of their natural ranges.



Field Trips


Saturday, December 17, 2015, 7:45 am.


2017 Ohio River “Oxbow” Christmas Bird Count Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, Supported by Oxbow Inc.


Meet at the Shawnee Lookout Park upper boat ramp parking lot.

Compiler: Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com


As in past years there will not be a “regular” Oxbow field trip in December. The annual “Oxbow” Christmas Bird Count provides everything and more that a normal monthly field trip does. So get your monthly Oxbow fix by joining count compiler Jack Stenger on this annual holiday bird count (also known as the Oxbow Christmas Bird Count) which censuses winter bird populations in a 15-mile diameter circle, which includes the Oxbow area, Shawnee Lookout Park and most of Dearborn County Indiana. This is a free, no partiuclar skill level event. You can request the area you would like to census. You can participate all day, for just a couple of hours or just by staying home and counting the birds at your feeders if you live in the count area. Christmas Bird Counts are a lot of fun and always turn up some interesting finds. The data collected from this citizen/science effort goes into a historical database that is used in all sorts of bird related projects. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jack. If you plan on participating please contact Jack and let him know to expect you (for coverage and planning purposes).


Christmas Bird Counts:  You may also be interested in these other local National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts. If interested contact the count compilers for more information.


Cincinnati Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Co-Compiler Jay Stenger, (513) 522-8147, jaystenger@cinci.rr.com

Co-Compiler Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com


Western Hamilton Co, Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Compiler Ned Keller, (513) 349-3369, nedkeller49@gmail.com


East Fork Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Compiler Joe Bens, (513) 353-4229, joebens@live.com


Hamilton-Fairfield Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Compiler Mike Busam, (513) 755-0057, mbusam@gmail.com


More information on Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts at:  https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count