Smith's Longspur draws birders from Ohio, Michigan, to farm field
By Nancy Allen
Scores of birders flocked to a farm field west of Rockford over the weekend to view a rare bird reportedly not seen in Ohio for more than 20 years.
They came from Akron, Toledo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and some from as far away as Michigan to see the sparrow-sized Smith's Longspur, a brightly patterned songbird of the subarctic tundra. [More