Oxbow, Inc.


Protecting and Preserving Wetlands


Recent Sightings in the Oxbow - 2015



Date: Monday, December 26, 2016

Location: Oxbow area near Lost Bridge

Reporter: Matt Metzger

Mandarin duck photographed - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4846859



Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Location: Oxbow Lake, Dearborn County IN

Reporter: Jay Stenger

Other observers: Jack Stenger

This is not my sighting but my son, Jack Stenger, just called me to get the word out. At 6:45 PM Jack found 4 adult Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks in the Oxbow and is looking at them right now. He is viewing them from the Oxbow Lake Observation Area located on the west bank of Oxbow Lake about mid point on the lake. The ducks are sitting in the low willow branches along the east shore directly across from the Observation Area and are easily seen. This is a first record for the Oxbow and an accidental species to the tri state region.


Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Brian Wulker

1 Black-bellied Plover and 1 early White-rumped Sandpiper. No Stilts or Godwits


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: Mudflats at Lost Bridge

Reporter: Susan & Linda Osterhage

Other observers: Andy Bess, Frank Frick

Here’s a short video of the Marbled Godwits and Black-necked Stilts seen at the mudflats by Lost Bridge last evening. The Godwits didn’t hang around too long, but the Stilts were still there when we left around 5:45 pm. Many thanks to Andy Bess for calling us and to Frank Frick for finding them.


Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Location: Lost Bridge

Reporter: Jack Stenger

Other observers: Bill Zimmerman, Kate Stenger

There were two Black-necked Stilts at the mud flats at Lost Bridge last night (back pond). I don’t know who found them first, but I heard through Brian Wulker.


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Location: Oxbow and Shawnee Lookout

Reporter: Paul Carlson

Started at Oxbow, DC Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Palm Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Warbling Vireo, 1 Beaver.

Shawnee Lookout boat ramp, House Wren, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wood Thrush