The "Lakewood" count circle includes western areas of Cuyahoga County, from Lake Erie south into Berea and Olmsted Falls, and Lakewood and Cleveland Zoo too.
118th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle 2017, and Christmas Bird Count Volunteer "Thank You" Dinner
Early field notes and photos from a cold, snowy, and blustery Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle 2017. Watch for the 'official' Final CBC-Lakewood Circle Report in the weeks ahead.
Field Notes: Nancy Howell, Compiler, Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle 2017:
What a fantastic day! Thanks to Count volunteers, initial reports list 73 species of birds at yesterday's 118th Christmas Bird Count! We did have two unusual species, a Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) and a King Eider (Somateria spectabilis). The weather played a big role this year with very cold temperatures, snow, and at times, blustery wintery winds, and whiteout weather conditions. The evening Count Tally and Volunteer 'Thank You' Dinner at the Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, Ohio brought together birders for a warm and delicious catered evening meal. Look for my Preliminary, and Final Report in the weeks ahead!
Field Notes: Kathy Murphy, Leader, Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle, Olmsted Falls 2017:
We had a fantastic time Saturday, December 30, 2017, doing the Christmas Bird Count. It was around 15 degrees the snow was about 5 to 10 in deep in places. Sometimes it was pretty windy and snowing heavy. Kathy Murphy the leader, Jack Sidor, Mike Williams, and Ray Kutnar, walked and drove a total of about 4 hours. We walked about 2 miles and drove 7 for a total of 9 miles. We stopped at the Renaissance Retirement Community and Herbert, Dave, and Hilton joined us for a 20-minute walk around some of the property. Everyone enjoyed the snowy walk! We identified 15 different species.
Explore the Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle 2017 Photo Album
12/21/2017 UPDATE FROM NANCY HOWELL, COMPILER, LAKEWOOD CIRCLE:
Volunteers are needed at Big Creek Parkway - Stumpf to Fowles walks at 1:00 PM can use people. Although the parking may only hold 6 to 8 vehicles. Another place is Bradley Woods - meeting at Bunns Lake and the third area needing help is Lake Abrams portion of the Lake to Lake trail at 7:30 AM. The Baldwin/Wallace Lake group also needs volunteers. Let us know who is going to be where since I need to contact the leaders to let them know who to expect. I would like email addresses too. For those who have not participated, it is strongly urged they dress for the weather and then some. That walking is involved and binoculars are needed. Contact NancyHowell@WCAudubon.org
118th Annual Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle, Olmsted Falls Area Itinerary for Sat Dec 30, 2017 led by Kathy Murphy.
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