Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Field Trip to South Mastick Picnic Area on Sunday, March 29, 2020
Early spring migrants are arriving in Northeast Ohio. We will try for all 7 woodpecker species found in our area, in addition to migrant songbirds. Bald Eagle sightings are possible.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Community Partner for THE GREAT GREEN WALL at Cleveland International Film Festival March 25 – April 5, 2020
A captivating and uplifting documentary, THE GREAT GREEN WALL takes us on a journey through the Sahel with musician/activist Inna Modja as she talks with the people about hardship, resilience, and creating the African Dream.
We ended up with 31 species. Highlights were a Fox Sparrow kicking up leaves. A Red-shouldered Hawk called as he flew by. Three Red-tailed Hawks soared above us in some sort of mating ritual. First of year Cowbirds were in several locations. The best highlight was a pair of Hooded Mergansers. The pair swam toward us, brightly lit by the sun, before flying off. - Report by Bill Deininger.
What will we see in 2020? “The March 2019 Second Saturday bird walk started with sunny skies and twenty five observers. The walk lasted over two and a half hours. Highlights were a Barred Owl, female Purple Finch, Red-winged Blackbirds, Red-tailed Hawks and 5 Coopers Hawks. At least a dozen Cardinals were spotted with many singing on their territorial perches.”
As we all make plans to manage our coronavirus risk, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society’s utmost concern is for the health and safety of our members and volunteers, their families, and the communities that we all serve.
Conservation Lab participants reported on a multitude of projects: chimney swift tower construction, bird friendly plant sales, urban birding initiative developments, fundraising projects, and new collaboration and partnership developments.
Join us! Be a part of the WCAS Conservation Project Labs! Labs bring small groups of like-minded people together to build fun, mission-driven conservation projects that provide local solutions to climate change and raise important donation dollars to support chapter activities. All are welcome!
Speaker Series: Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic with Dr. Anne Farley Schoeffler, Educator, Seton Catholic School
The lives of many migratory birds, as well as charismatic wildlife, such as polar bears and killer whales are dependent on an environment that we may consider harsh. This presentation will cover the Arctic environment, Arctic amplification of climate change, and consequences for ecosystems.
Field Trip to Huntington Beach and other Lakefront Spots Saturday, February 29, 2020 Report
Waterfowl and gulls were scarce. Just a few Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Great Black-backed Gulls were on the water at some distance. A Barred Owl was in one of the usual groves by Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Three Red-tailed Hawks flew together over the playing fields, and most notably also adult and a juvenile Bald Eagles.
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