Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle Report 2019 Submitted by Nancy Howell, Compiler for the Lakewood Circle
Many, many thanks go out to more than 100 birders and friends who helped locate the birds on this list. Whether birding by car, on foot, watching feeders or owling, everyone’s hard work was truly appreciated. Plan ahead and mark your calendar for the Lakewood Circle Christmas Count on Sunday, December 27, 2020.
The 120th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count-Lakewood Circle is Saturday, December 28, 2019.
What a difference a year makes. In 2017 Count Day was noted as being “frigid”, but in 2018 Saturday, December 29 the day was relatively mild with temperatures in the mid to lower 30’s, overcast skies and almost no wind. No snow was on the ground and precipitation was hardly noticeable.
Raptors, particularly Bald Eagles, made a big showing as did fruit eating birds. Ornamental crabapples, honeysuckle and Callery pear trees were loaded with fruits and in many cases, birds.
2017 Count day saw clearing, some snow showers, breaks with sunshine, then bands of heavier snowfall occurring throughout count day making visibility difficult at times and causing some birds to hunker down. What will we find in 2018?
Count day saw clearing, some snow showers, breaks with sunshine, then bands of heavier snowfall occurring throughout count day making visibility difficult at times and causing some birds to hunker down.
The 2017 Lakewood Circle (west side of Cleveland) Christmas Bird Count was truly a winter wonderland. Snow, whiteout conditions for some, temperatures in the mid to upper teens … well, maybe not a wonderland. Despite the weather, participants did a bang-up job in locating a great variety of species.
The "Lakewood" count circle includes western areas of Cuyahoga County, from Lake Erie south into Berea and Olmsted Falls, and Lakewood and Cleveland Zoo too.
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The 2016 Lakewood Circle (west side of Cleveland) Christmas Bird Count did remarkably well in locating a good variety of bird species. Despite many participants stating that they didn’t “do well” on their count route, 80 species were sighted overall, which is one of the highest if not the highest number of species for the Lakewood Circle.
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