The breeding season is in full swing now, with young American Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds everywhere, and fledglings of other species scattered about.
In almost 24 months of surveying (through 1 July 2016), volunteers have:
- Completed 230 surveys;
- Documented 186 species;
- Performed 3759 point counts;
- Made an average of over 2 surveys per week, summer and winter.
Although it’s too early to draw any hard and fast conclusions from data collected by CLNP volunteers, a preliminary analysis shows more bird activity at the site over this past mild winter than during the harsh winter of 2014-15, and shows that large numbers of short-distance migrants like Red-winged Blackbirds and American Robins arrived over a week earlier this spring.
From Our Archives-Birds at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
From Our Archives-Birders at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
Interested in knowing more and possibly helping out? Contact Laura Gooch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org titled, "Laura Gooch-CLNP".
Laura Gooch is a civil engineer by training and an ornithologist by avocation. After practicing environmental engineering for more than 15 years, she began photographing and observing birds. She is currently a research associate with the ornithology department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and a licensed bird bander affiliated with the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Her ornithology related work includes bird photography and song recording, bird banding, migration monitoring through night-flight call analysis, bird study skin preparation, breeding bird surveys, and coordination of systematic bird surveys at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. Laura Gooch-Ornithology Biography PDF