Highlights were numerous with nice looks at a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. We had three Brown Creepers. There were at least eight Carolina Wrens, calling and crawling in the brush. Two Barred Owls were seen in two different locations. The best highlight for the day and for the year was a Red-tailed Hawk. - Report by Bill Deininger.
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 Chagrin River Park, November 2021 hosted by Michelle Brosius, WCAS Board Member and Field Trip Co-Coordinator on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
WCAS Virtual Field Trip to Chagrin River Park November 2021
Dates: November 1-30, 2021
Location: Lake Metroparks Chagrin River Park Map, there are three entrances:
Virtual Meetup: Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Notes: It is the month of Thanksgiving so let’s look for Wild Turkey! We’ll also look for the White-throated Sparrow, too. Chagrin River Park is a great location for birding and features handicap parking spaces at all entrances, heated restroom facilities at the west and east entrances, and compacted gravel and asphalt trails.
Bird Walk Leader: Michelle Brosius, Director-at-Large and Field Trip Co-Coordinator, WCAS, invites birders to bird at a monthly designated field trip location and share stories to a public digital scrapbook.
The Virtual Field Trip series is an option for engaging with nature and community while adhering to social distancing guidelines necessitated by COVID-19. Participants in the program independently visit a pre-selected location throughout a given month and then report back to Michelle Brosius with bird lists, journaling, and photographs regarding the visit. These items are then compiled into a scrapbook that is shared during a virtual meetup the second Wednesday following the field trip month.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society based in Cuyahoga County in Northern Ohio, USA. WCAS seeks to connect and educate the public and conserve natural habitats for the sustainability of all bird species.
Member Meeting and “A Closer Look at the Peregrines of the Rocky River Reservation” Speaker Series December 7, 2021
For this program we plan to focus more specifically on this year’s nesting season at the Hilliard Road Bridge since it was productive and solid with 3 juveniles and it was the most accessible and active of the sites that we closely monitor.
The Christmas Bird Count this year, sponsored by Western Cuyahoga Audubon, will take place on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Join birders and friends in our Count Circle, called the Lakewood Circle. With COVID still in our midst, precautions take precedence, but being out birding in winter collecting data as part of National Audubon’s “citizen science” program can’t be beat.
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