What a spectacular WCAS Spring Migration Bootcamp kick off day, with partner Redstart Birding and sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK Birding at one of Cleveland's iconic birding locations, the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve!
Get in the Groove for Spring Migration!
A Lakefront tour of Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, West 55th Street Pier, Burke Lakefront Airport, Wendy Park, and Edgewater State Park.
In 2017, we saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk who perched on a broken tree top and gulped a “critter” down. We had an unobstructed view at a very close range. What will we see in 2018?
Joint Field Trip with Kirtland Bird Club October 7, 2018 at Erie Street Cemetery and Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve Report
Once at the preserve the skies still had not lightened up, but the fog had lifted. It is a good day when going from the parking lot to the preserve entrance takes a long time. At the nature preserve 43 species were totaled without the group going very far at all. Chipping sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows were in the grass around the parking lot while Yellow-rumped Warblers, both species of Kinglets and Red-breasted Nuthatches greeted us in the pine trees.
Joint Field Trip with Kirtland Bird Club October 7, 2018 at Erie Street Cemetery and Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
We begin at Erie Street Cemetery, a historic 8.9-acre cemetery located on East Ninth St within walking distance of Progressive Field. From there we travel to Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, a National Audubon Important Bird Area host to 290 unique recorded species.
The Nature Preserve on the Lake Erie coastline of Cleveland is an Audubon Important Bird Area and a natural area for many plants and animals. This Matching Challenge will fund the restoration of a half-acre site replacing invasive species with native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers along the public trail. Improvements will include a memorial to Barbara Martin and an interpretive educational sign for students and visitors.
Special Event: Bird Walk, Audubon Climate Action Workshop, and Cleveland Important Bird Areas (IBAs) on November 6, 2016
Plan to Attend the Early Morning Bird Walk at 8:30am with Nancy Howell, Western Cuyahoga Audubon
Above: Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, Cleveland Ohio, Cleveland Port Authority, February 2016. Photos by Alice Merkel. Explore the entire Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve photo album here.
The breeding season is in full swing now, with young American Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds everywhere, and fledglings of other species scattered about.
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