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
The southern shore of Lake Erie is one of the principal stopovers for migrating warblers in need of rest and refueling enroute to their nesting grounds in Canada. We will walk the woods and fields of Huntington Reservation, from Lake Erie Nature Nature and Science Center to the lake and back. Chances are very good for a look at nesting Barred Owls and Red-headed Woodpeckers near the nature center.
Attend all or part of an action packed day at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center! Programs and activities designed for birders, adults, youth, and families. Stop by to visit us at the Western Cuyahoga Audubon educational display, play a new bird card game, sample a cup of shade grown coffee, and learn about our Bird Friendly Plant Sale.
The first day of fall greeted us with the coolest morning of the season to date. Temperatures were in the low 50’s but sunny skies made it seem nicer. We were treated to excellent views of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and several warblers along the all-purpose trail through the woods to the fire station.
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.
Come after work for an early evening bird walk through the woods and fields around Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Warblers are migrating through northeast Ohio on their way to nest in Canada. Barred Owls have nested often in the ravine below LENSC. We may possibly see one or more.
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.
Help Diving Ducks Survive in Extreme Cold Temperatures by Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist
Ducks, mainly diving ducks, may need help with these cold temperatures so here's what to look for.
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.
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.
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.
Thank You for Your Support: The Messenger Documentary and EnviroFair-Cleveland Museum of Natural History Sept 2016
Thanks to members Terry and Joanne Gorges and volunteer Megan Taylor for staffing the Western Cuyahoga Audubon display, connecting with exhibiting organizations, and getting the word out about Chapter programs to film audiences!
Special Event: Northeast Ohio Sustainable Energy Forum at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, Thursday, October 13, 2016
This community event will highlight the current opportunities and challenges that sustainable energy faces at the local, regional and state level and how residents can get involved. Sign the petition!
Birders today enjoyed a hazy, pleasant day with crows and jays mobbing a raptor or owl unseen by any of the humans on the ground in the trees above Porter Creek by Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.
The shores of Lake Erie are prime staging spots for migrating birds on their way south from breeding grounds in Canada.
Barred Owl fledglings and multiple Swainson's Thrushes were highlights of this early evening bird walk around Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.
Migrating warblers stop to rest and feed before crossing Lake Erie on the way to nesting grounds in Canada. Huntington Reservation, around Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, is a great spot to view them.
Watch the spring migrants return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 83rd Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks.
Taking advantage of spring-like weather and open water, the walk began at Huntington Beach. At the end of the walk the Barred Owl next to Lake Erie Nature and Science Center did not disappoint.
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The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge extends through October 31, 2020 and offered along with it is a schedule of interactive programs and digital resources to help you stay sharp on bird identity, informed on Northeast Ohio birding hotspot locations, engaged with LIVE bird banding broadcast, bird photography and much more! The WCAS Fall Warbler Challenge is a fundraising event to support chapter conservation education programs for the public. Check the Fall Warbler Challenge 2020 Schedule
The Dead Tree Birding Challenge is over but we hope you'll join us for the Wrap Up with Nancy Howell on Sat Sept 26, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm at the WCAS Virtual Conference Center.
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