Waterfowl and gulls were scarce. Just a few Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Great Black-backed Gulls were on the water at some distance. A Barred Owl was in one of the usual groves by Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Three Red-tailed Hawks flew together over the playing fields, and most notably also adult and a juvenile Bald Eagles.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Field Trip to Huntington Beach and Lakefront Spots on Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Lake Erie lakefront can be great for waterfowl and gulls. Bald Eagles occasionally fly over in search of fish or other prey. We will start at Huntington Beach in Bay Village and move to other access points, depending on weather and sightings.
Urban Birding with David Lindo Week | Lights Out Cleveland Hotspot Field Trip, Workshop, and Bird Walk
Join us for a Lights Out Cleveland field trip to explore downtown Cleveland birding hotspots and learn how birds interpret cityscapes. Our next stop is Lake Erie Nature and Science Center for an informative workshop and dialogue about Lights Out Cleveland and Urban Birding, we'll enjoy a catered box lunch, and participate in a collaborative conversation with Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist, and guest David Lindo, The Urban Birder. Our meet up concludes with a bird walk at Huntington Reservation.
We had 36 observers that attended the bird walk. We only had 35 species, with only two warbler species. It was a slow night for birding activity. However we had excellent looks at a Barred Owl and one Owlet. Every one had good looks. The owl treated us with its song "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all" several times. All observers were thrilled at this vocalization. Three Red-headed Woodpeckers put on a nice display for all. We finished the walk with the Oriole rescue. - Bill Deininger, Bird Walk Leader
Tim Jasinski spotted a number of warbler species in the ravine behind the center, a good start toward the total of 12 warbler species for the evening. The resident Barred Owls called and sat obligingly where all could have a great view. Gray Catbirds and brilliant orange and black Baltimore Orioles sang at many locations.
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.
Birders have participated in Annual Audubon Spring Bird Walks since 1932. Watch spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the Annual Audubon Spring Bird Walk.
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.
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