Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society was awarded a $2500 grant from National Audubon Society for the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve Doan Brook IBA Avian Survey Project: Phase 1
This project is in partnership with Kirtland Bird Club and Greater Cleveland Audubon Society to begin bird surveys at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve beginning July 2014.
Formerly known as Dike 14, this citizen science project will occur year-round with a greater focus during migration season. It is expected to last for at least 10 years.
The Port Authority has granted us permission to install 16 T-posts in order to conduct point counts which will prove the importance of this significantly important birding area.
Mark Shieldcastle from the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and Laura Gooch of Cleveland are responsible for organizing the protocol for the point counts at CLNP.
The Survey will consist of 16 points along the trail which runs through CNLP. It will take a total of two hours to walk the whole trail and hit all points. Most groups will not hit all the points, and will use a far shorter amount of time to conduct their part of the survey.
This is a wonderful opportunity to conduct a significantly worthwhile citizen science project, aid in the conservation effort, and have the perfect excuse to make frequent birding visits to this beautiful park.
How can you participate?
Permission is needed to visit Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. WCAS holds annual visits to Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. These visits are open to the public but registration is necessary.
Please check our Field Trip page. Participates will be required to sign a waiver to enter the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve.
For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors and the protection of the Dike 14 Nature Preserve, please use care when visiting:
Bird Walk Reports
Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
4310 Bush Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
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