In 2017, we saw an Acadian Flycatcher and a Cedar Waxwing on their nests plus singing Veeries highlighted this perfect June day. A slightly downy juvenile Barred Owl was another great find. A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers excavated holes in an old tree. Being summer, flycatchers are back, five species seen. What will we see in 2018?
Our annual Audubon picnic and plant exchange. Bring your dinner (grill will be available for cooking), your family or friends AND bring any plants, seeds, bulbs that need homes.
In 2017, migration brought warblers! On this International Migratory Bird Day the Rocky River trails had 12 species of warbler. Seven Scarlet Tanagers were welcome arrivals. The woods were rich with song. What will we see this year?
Bird collisions are one of the top three human-related causes of bird deaths and injuries. What can be done to solve the problem, or, at least, reduce the number of deaths?
A variety of habitats around Lake Isaac includes forest and fields along Baldwin Creek as well as Lake Isaac. On a walk, the end of April 2017 birders saw 60 species. This field trip celebrates the 85th Annual Series of Audubon Spring Bird Walks Apr 15-May 20, 2018.
In 2017, migration brought sparrows, swallows, three Brown Creepers and a Louisiana Waterthrush. Snowy early-spring gave way to warm late spring in the course of the morning. What will we see this year?
Backyard dinosaurs? Birds are the descendants of dinosaurs evolving more than 150 million years ago during the Jurassic Period. Since then, birds have diversified and thrived through to present day.
Birders can see 20 duck species, Loons, Tundra and Trumpeter Swans, Coots and Grebes, Osprey in the later part of the month, resident Eagles, Cooper’s, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks, and all the year-round birds in the fields, forest and edges along Valley Road and elsewhere.
The Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) Workshop March 2018 began with seven COAC members attending a bird walk before the meeting. John Lillich opened the session with a brief presentation on the Hach-Otis Sanctuary conservation project in Willoughby Hills, which ASGC acquired and has preserved through the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) Bird Walk Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Novak Audubon Sanctuary Report
Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) Chapter Representatives gathered from across the State of Ohio for an early spring bird walk proceeding the quarterly workshop at the beautiful Novak Audubon Sanctuary hosted by the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland. Our bird walk featured Ring-necked Ducks, Eastern Bluebirds, Ring-billed Gulls, and nesting Bald Eagles.
A Barred Owl was located high up in a pine tree. Everyone was able to see the Owl before it flew off. Cardinals were everywhere. Many gorgeous male Cardinals singing in many, many locations through out the entire walk. One Pine Siskin was spotted up high, but few of us were able to put binoculars on the elusive bird. Four Bald Eagles were spotted flying high overhead.
In 2017, a Pileated Woodpecker was just what one birder needed for his Ohio list on this 20-degree morning. The Brown Creeper was another nice addition for the seven who made the walk. What will we see this year?
High School science teacher, Mike Sustin, highlights the biology and ecology of the black bear - once extirpated in Ohio – from life in the den to foraging behaviors to the management challenges facing Ohio’s population.
Bird Friendly Coffee Preserves Neo-Tropics Bird Habitat and Northeast Ohio Conservation by Suzanne Aldrich
Every year, Birds & Beans LLC, gives back 5% of Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Bird Friendly Coffee Club sales to support Chapter bird and habitat conservation projects in Northeast Ohio.
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 85th Annual Series of Audubon Spring Bird Walks.
The Nature Preserve on the Lake Erie coastline of Cleveland is an Audubon Important Bird Area and a natural area for many plants and animals. This Matching Challenge will fund the restoration of a half-acre site replacing invasive species with native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers along the public trail. Improvements will include a memorial to Barbara Martin and an interpretive educational sign for students and visitors.
The March 2018 Workshop is hosted by the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland at the Novak Education Center situated on the Blanche Katherine Novak Wildlife Sanctuary and State Nature Preserve, 382 Townline Road in Aurora, Ohio 44202.
We continued from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center to Huntington Beach where we observed several Gulls and Hawks. We didn't have many duck species, as Lake Erie is still frozen close to shore and open water was far beyond our reach. Gull species included Ring-billed Gulls, Herring Gulls, and Great Black-backed Gulls.
Great Backyard Bird Count Field Trip at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, Sunday, February 18, 2018
The annual Great Backyard Bird Count runs from Friday, February 16, 2018 through Monday, February 19, 2018. WCAS will celebrate at LENSC on Sunday with a walk from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center to Lake Erie and back.
Highlights included two Barred Owls and a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers.
New to birding? You will be amazed how much you can learn in this friendly group.
The dark, rich flavor of the coffee roast, grown under a dense forest canopy, will be sure to warm your whole body from the inside out. Shipping is quick and personal delivery service is available, weather depending.
Speaker Series - Lake Erie Critical Issues with Sarah A. Orlando, Ohio Clean Marinas Program Manager, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Sarah Orlando, Program Manager for the Ohio Clean Marinas and Clean Boaters programs, joins us to talk about voluntary, incentive-based programs to help maintain and improve Lake Erie water quality while preserving the economic activity and viability of the marine trades industry.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action where film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet.
Publishing news, announcements and reports.
"Theropods of a Feather Flock Together: The Evolution of Birds"
with Lee Hall, Vertebrate Paleontology Preparator, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Join us Tue Apr 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Rocky River Nature Ctr, 24000 Valley Pkwy, N Olmsted, OH. Announcement