A variety of habitats around Lake Isaac includes forest and fields along Baldwin Creek as well as Lake Isaac. On a walk, the end of April 2017 birders saw 60 species. This field trip celebrates the 85th Annual Series of Audubon Spring Bird Walks Apr 15-May 20, 2018.
We continued from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center to Huntington Beach where we observed several Gulls and Hawks. We didn't have many duck species, as Lake Erie is still frozen close to shore and open water was far beyond our reach. Gull species included Ring-billed Gulls, Herring Gulls, and Great Black-backed Gulls.
Great Backyard Bird Count Field Trip at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, Sunday, February 18, 2018
The annual Great Backyard Bird Count runs from Friday, February 16, 2018 through Monday, February 19, 2018. WCAS will celebrate at LENSC on Sunday with a walk from Lake Erie Nature and Science Center to Lake Erie and back.
We went to 4 different places yesterday. The weather was a balmy 30 degrees and lots of sunny blue skies. 50 people showed up.
January 2017, "Great Black-backed Gulls bobbed in the river with a few Double-crested Cormorants and Red-breasted and Common Mergansers. Hundreds of Red-breasted Mergansers flew west in flocks low over Lake Erie." What will we find in Lorain Harbor January 2018?
Joint Field Trip with Kirtland Bird Club at Bradstreet's Landing and Rocky River Park Report November 2017
High winds meant big waves on Lake Erie, a mild but wintry day with some rain and snow. Red-breasted Mergansers streamed east and west. Winter gulls and waterfowl have arrived. Bald Eagles soared overhead.
With any luck we will see cave swallows that day. Or maybe not. Would be great!
Singing Eastern Towhees were a highlight on the Great Horned Owl trail, which circles a wet prairie surrounded by woods and dotted with ponds. No owls spotted today, but a Cooper’s Hawk buzzed the parking lot at the start of the walk. A Red-shouldered Hawk called as Blue Jays protested its presence. The most unusual sighting was a Wilson’s Snipe in flight.
Letha House Park and Spencer Lake have a nice variety of songbirds and waterfowl.
Warblers appeared in a flock at the end of the walk, making a circle in the shrubs and trees by the entrance of Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Seven warbler species included American Redstart, Blackpoll Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Magnolia Warbler, Wilson's Warbler.
Enjoy a walk through the woods, fields and beach at Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation. Early migrants will be our focus, early warblers or maybe late shorebirds.
The Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge is a former hunting club, 2,445 acres of marsh in Lucas County, now part of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Access is restricted, except for a section opened occasionally for fishing.
We hope to see shorebirds and summer residents, possibly in some non-public areas of the refuge. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is the only National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio.
Eastern Bluebirds greeted birders at the entrance to the picnic areas. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird sunned itself on a high bare branch, easily viewed by the group.
Pine Tree Picnic Area offers forest trails with a variety of colorful summer resident birds.
Common Nighthawks high overhead and a fledgling Barred Owl delighted forty birders on this warm and windy evening. Colorful Baltimore Orioles sang at many locations.
Enjoy an early evening bird walk in Huntington Reservation. Meet at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, 28728 Wolf Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140. Good chance to see Barred Owls as well as migrating warblers.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon birders will join in on one of the Audubon Spring Bird Walks for our April field trip. A variety of habitats around Lake Isaac includes forest and fields as well as Lake Isaac.
With extensive grassland habitat, Carlisle Reservation also attracts Eastern Meadowlarks, which were singing for territory along with dozens of Red-winged Blackbirds.
Eastern Meadowlarks and Eastern Bluebirds are among the many species to be seen here. Black River Audubon has maintained 70 bluebird boxes in the area. Carlisle Reservation is the largest in Lorain County Metro Parks, 1,917 acres. We will walk trails in the Equestrian Area, which has grassland, forest and some ponds.
Barred Owls have nested next to Lake Erie Nature and Science Center for some years now, and the female of the pair sat quietly in the favorite tree on the edge of the ravine by Porter Creek.
Bird the woods and fields of Huntington Reservation.
Great Black-backed Gulls bobbed in the river with a few Double-crested Cormorants and Red-breasted and Common Mergansers. Hundreds of Red-breasted Mergansers flew west in flocks low over Lake Erie. As at Edgewater, gulls exploded into the air when a Bald Eagle cruised through.
Publishing news, announcements and reports.
"Theropods of a Feather Flock Together: The Evolution of Birds"
with Lee Hall, Vertebrate Paleontology Preparator, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Join us Tue Apr 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Rocky River Nature Ctr, 24000 Valley Pkwy, N Olmsted, OH. Announcement
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
4310 Bush Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44109