Local Patch Birding in Lorain County, Ohio, USA
with Joshua Vardous
Joshua is an urban birder and photographer from Lorain, Ohio. He is super passionate about local patch birding and introducing people to the previously unnoticed natural world in their own backyards. Joshua maintains a local area birding Facebook group where he has created a safe space for all individuals to ask bird questions and will he teach the occasional online bird class.
He is also a county eBird reviewer and loves to find rarities, especially gulls and shorebirds. Birding since 2012, Joshua started out like most people with backyard feeders but quickly enveloped himself with daily birding. He began leading local bird walks and then eventually field guiding for The Biggest Week in American Birding festival. He is a volunteer rescuer for the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village, OH.