Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Field Trip to Huntington Beach and Lakefront Spots on Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Lake Erie lakefront can be great for waterfowl and gulls. Bald Eagles occasionally fly over in search of fish or other prey. We will start at Huntington Beach in Bay Village and move to other access points, depending on weather and sightings.
The 23rd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17, 2020
"The 23rd annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17, 2020. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources. Bird populations are always shifting and changing." - The Great Backyard Bird Count
Coffee sold by Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society is from Birds and Beans Coffee LLC and is certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center as Bird Friendly. This designation ensures that the coffee farms raise the coffee organically so the soil is healthy and pesticide free. It also requires that the farms have a variety of native shade trees throughout the coffee plantation. This canopy of native trees provides habitat for dozens of species of migratory birds.
The day started off with the temperature at 25 degrees and ended at 33 degrees. Clouds kept the sun from shining, but we were fortunate to see some blue sky. The 30 observers were treated with 24 species during the three hour walk. Most of the regular birds were spotted by all. Highlights were a pair of Swamp Sparrows and five Tree Sparrows. We had a good look at a fly over Red-shouldered Hawk.
"In February 2019, we had 27 observers. The temperature was 18 degrees, with some sun, and very little wind. Some new observers joined us. We had only 23 species. Best bird was a fly over Bald Eagle. Two very colorful Bluebirds sat and were enjoyed by every one." What will we see in 2020?
Speaker Series: How Birds Shape the Air: The Structure and Function of Bird Wings with Dr. Tobin Hieronymus, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Across cultures and through history bird wings appear, grafted in their entirety, onto other beings or objects of symbols of speed or flight. Bneath the feathers lies a system of bones, muscles and tendons that governs flight mechanics in a very concrete way. Join us to explore the evolutionary story and anatomy of bird wings.
The WCAS Conservation Lab met at 1:00 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Bethany Church and the group reviewed several ongoing and new projects: Native plant sales, Urban Birding Cleveland Outreach,Urban Birding Cleveland Routes, Chimney Swift Towers, and discussed other new business.
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