Our usual route took us down to the Cuyahoga River past fields predominated by goldenrod in flower. American Goldfinch were sighted along with more starlings and pigeons. Near the river plenty of Ring-billed Gulls and a few Herring Gulls, Canada Geese, Double-crested Cormorants, Mallards, our friend “Lester” the Lesser Scaup, and Great Blue Heron.
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, September 25, 2021 walk.
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A little over 20 people attended the walk with Nancy Howell, Michelle Brosius, Allen Rand, and Bill Deininger leading the way. Birds eating berries were the “target species” at this site. Were some birds eating berries? Probably, but I don’t think anyone focused on that. The weather was great and birding was fairly busy with Northern Flicker, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Chimney Swift, and several warblers moving around before getting through the CLNP turnstile.
The Fall Gathering of the Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215.
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.
WCAS Virtual Field Trip to The Rookery August 2021 hosted by Michelle Brosius, WCAS Board Member and Field Trip Co-Coordinator on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Member Meeting and Speaker Program “Teaching the Scientific Process: Linking Hypotheses to Data Using Migratory Birds” September 2021 Recording
WCAS Member Meeting and Speaker Series, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 begins with leaders presenting project, program, and fundraising updates. Speaker Sarah Winnicki presents, '“Teaching the Scientific Process: Linking Hypotheses to Data Using Migratory Birds”. Programs are open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Member Meeting and “Teaching the Scientific Process: Linking Hypotheses to Data Using Migratory Birds” Speaker Series September 7, 2021
In this interactive workshop, participants hypothesize about the cause of avian migration and gather data about bird bill morphology, diet, and migratory tendencies. In the end, participants discuss and have questions answered about their data and revisit their hypotheses.
Be a part of the WCAS Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest to help raise awareness of bird species through photography excellence.
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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.
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