Birds fly. Yeah, you don't need to write an outdoors column to know that. But do you realize how far some of them fly? A good number of songbirds and waterfowl travel thousands of miles each year in a sweeping, intercontinental quest - one of nature's most mind-boggling feats.

Birds fly. Yeah, you don't need to write an outdoors column to know that. But do you realize how far some of them fly? A good number of songbirds and waterfowl travel thousands of miles each year in a sweeping, intercontinental quest - one of nature's most mind-boggling feats.

Many birds heading south to warmer climates like stopping at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, a small green sliver along the Whittier Peninsula. Seasoned birders with Columbus Audubon will rise early Saturday morning to meet them, and you're invited to come along. Meet at the boat launch just east of the nature center.