In the more open field and brushy areas, Wild Turkey, Mourning Dove, Eastern Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, American Robin, American Goldfinch, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Song Sparrows made an appearance and most sang or vocalized. Sharing the sounds of birds is important on these walks.
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 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.
"Lakewood" count circle includes western areas of Cuyahoga County, from Lake Erie south into Berea and Olmsted Falls, and Lakewood and Cleveland Zoo too.
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
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!
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