As we began we spotted a Red-tailed Hawk. Barn Swallows perched on power lines near buildings and a small flock of House Sparrows dashed by. More shrubby areas got us House Wren, American Robin, and a second mockingbird. On the return trail a participant saw a Song Sparrow, and we added a Red-winged Blackbird.
WCAS partners with Tremont West Community Development Corporation to host a series of bird walks in Tremont, Ohio along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Register for the Saturday, August 28, 2021 walk. Learn about seasonal nature sights in the accompanying photography and story descriptions by Chuck Slusarczyk Jr., naturalist, photographer, and Tremont, Ohio resident.
"We took the all-purpose trail that skirts woodlands, shrubland and wetlands on one side and field/prairie on the other. The field/prairie habitat is also where a couple of television towers are located, which provide good places for birds to perch on as do the guy wires that stabilize the towers. As we proceeded a partially dead tree provided views of Cedar Waxwings, one of which had a very bright yellow tail band. American Goldfinch and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird also perched on the tree."
It’s time to renew, or have someone you know, become a NEW member of Western Cuyahoga Audubon! WCAS is your local conservation organization helping to protect wildlife and the habitats wildlife needs. But WCAS is more than that, it connects people with the planet we share.
We had an unusual flyover of three Double-crested Cormorants. There were several large groups of Blackbird flyovers. We estimated about 20 Common Grackles, about 20 Red-winged Blackbirds, several Cowbirds a few Starlings and many more that could not be identified. Two Pileated Woodpeckers were observed. - Bill Deininger, Bird Walk Leader
WCAS Virtual Field Trip to Kopf Family Reservation July 2021 hosted by Field Trip Co-Coordinator Michelle Brosius on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Summer is ending and we may see a hint of the start of fall migration. The monthly Second Saturday walks are a great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the woods and wetlands around the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center. New to birding? You will be amazed how much you can learn in this friendly group. We meet at the Rocky River Nature Center parking lot.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program 'Don’t Touch That Nest (or can you?)!' Speaker Series August 2021 Recording
WCAS Member Meeting and Speaker Series, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 begins with a quiz about bird nests, leaders present project, program, and fundraising updates. Speaker, Dr. Jim Tomko, Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland presents, 'Don’t Touch That Nest (or can you?)!'. Programs are open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Late summer into autumn is a time when some birds are finishing up nesting and many birds are molting. Did you know that you may be breaking a federal law by disturbing nesting birds or possessing a feather or egg collection?
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society promotes and sells Bird Friendly Plants because native plants are what birds need to flourish! Proceeds pay for plant costs and contribute a donation to Western Cuyahoga Audubon to support chapter activities.
Be a part of the WCAS Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest to help raise awareness of bird species through photography excellence.
Quarterly stories, reports, news and announcements dedicated to birding and environmental conservation activities in northern Ohio USA.
Publishing news, announcements and reports.
ENTER Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest October 2021: Wood Duck
The Western Cuyahoga Audubon Virtual Conference Center hosts chapter programs. Download the Free Desktop & Mobile Apps-Version 2. Use the desktop icon or mobile app (see above) to enter a meeting.
Bird Walk Reports
Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle
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