Oxbow, Inc.


Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

P.O. Box 4172, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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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Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Bud Thomas – Dog-Sledding in Svalbard Norway


Bud Thomas (an adventurer in his 70’s!) will present his recent breath-taking experience of going Dog-Sledding in Svalbard Norway at ~ 80 degrees North Latitude! Bud presented a talk to Oxbow last year on his strenuous (and cold) trek in honor of Shackleton's epic journey across South Georgia Island, north of Antarctica.  This year’s presentation is a tribute to sled dogs and their love of running and working.


Field Trips


Fall Warbler & Shorebird Migration

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:30 AM

Meet in the upper Oxbow parking lot at the main entrance

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

*Note: This trip will be jointly conducted with the Cincinnati Audubon Society


An excellent argument can be made that September, after May, is the second best birding month in our region. Fall songbird (especially warblers) and shorebird migration should be in full swing on this date and finding these species will be our primary objective on this field trip. Our trip leader, Jack Stenger is an expert birder and naturalist and a life-time Oxbow Inc advocate. Jack’s exceptional field skills will certainly aid us in finding many species.


We will meet in the usual spot in the Oxbow, but before long Jack will probably move us over to Shawnee Lookout where we will focus on migrant songbirds, especially warblers. A stop at Lost Bridge to see what shorebirds are around is also highly likely. By late morning we will head back over to the Oxbow, stopping for another look around Lost Bridge on the way. If water levels are favorable (low) we should find some shorebirds both here and in the Oxbow. Herons, egrets, terns, other water birds and raptors should also be expected. The combination of Shawnee Lookout and The Oxbow should stack up for a great day of birding. The combined habitats of these two excellent and adjacent birding sites at this time of the year should yield a great diversity of species.


Jack plans to bird until around noon, maybe a little longer if things are still hopping. We’ll walk a bit at Shawnee, but it will be generally easy and at a comfortable birding pace. Restrooms are available. A Hamilton County Park Motor Vehicle Permit is required ($3.00 daily, $10.00 annual) for each vehicle. Please feel free to call or email Jack if you have any questions.