Migration brings interesting birds. Last year's 2016 highlights of the walk were a Rough-legged Hawk in flight over Fort Hill and a Redhead duck in the pond at the Frostville end of the trail and Eastern Bluebirds exploring tree cavities.
Twenty-one birders came out to see winter resident birds, including Black-capped Chickadees taking seeds from outstretched hands. American Tree Sparrows abounded.
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
Speaker Series October 4, 2016-Family Structures of Fox and Gray Squirrels: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know (and then some) with Dr. Karen Munroe
News and discoveries from Dr. Monroe and her students who continue to research urban Fox and Gray Squirrels.
Peak is mostly a very open area. Prepare for sun and bring a water bottle.
The group enjoyed pleasantly cool weather, good company and 37 species on the bird walk.
During the 2014-15 school year the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Walton School, Esperanza, and Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society (WCAS) joined as partners on a grant to establish a Zoo Nature Club at Walton School in Cleveland.
In order to increase the public’s knowledge of science, and address local conservation issues, it may be necessary to return to the roots of Citizen Science.
A variety of habitats around Lake Isaac includes forest and fields as well as Lake Isaac.
Overnight snow and wind made a winter wonderland of this sunny April day.
The monthly Second Saturday walks are a great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the woods and wetlands.
Speaker Series April 5, 2016-The Importance of Conservation: Exciting New Natural History Discoveries with Jim McCormac
Several new species of native plants have been discovered, as has a gorgeous katydid with one of the most complex songs in the singing insect world – possibly new to science.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society joined with Kirtland Bird Club for birding on the Lake Erie shore. Scopes were essential for most sightings, but a group of Common Loons flew over the group at the start of the field trip.
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"Dance" by Beth Nigles-Nehamkin for auction donation at “Peregrine Falcons: Predators of Urban Canyons” speaker series Tue May 7, 2019, 7:30 pm, Cleveland Metroparks, Rocky River Nature Ctr, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Details
WCAS Bird Friendly Plant Sale Apr 7 - June 1, 2019. Purchase WCAS Bird Friendly Plants at the STORE and Sat June 1, 2019 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the Frostville Museum Farmers' Market, 24101 Cedar Point Rd, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. Details
Shopping for spring and summer gardening? All year the Rock Pile Garden Center donates 5% of your purchases back to WCAS to support chapter activities! Tell your cashier you want your donation to go to WCAS! Details
86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks 2019
Join us as we watch migratory birds return or travel through our area towards their summer breeding grounds during the 86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Celebrate one of the oldest citizen science partnerships with a total of 6,160 Spring Bird Walk checklists entered into eBird, dating back to 1955! Locations PDF
WCAS Project Lab
What’s a WCAS Conservation Project Lab?? Kurt Miske, WCAS Board member, Ch Conservation Committee, talks about why WCAS launched Project Labs at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Gordon Square Arts District and what's happening because of them. Article
NEO Sierra Club members Kathy Schaefer, Urban Issues Committee, and Fran Mentch, Activist, Co-Chair, Water Committee, participate in the Jan 2019 WCAS Conservation Project Lab, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, OH, Gordon Square Arts District.
"Well, I was just at the most recent Western Cuyahoga Audubon meeting and we're planning new projects to possibly raise money through growing native plants and selling them to people who are interested in growing native plants in their gardens." ~ Patrick McGuigan
Terry Robison, Dir Natural Resources, Cleveland Metroparks, and Tom Romito, WCAS, talk about the value WCAS members have brought to advance NEO conservation at the Cleveland Metroparks.
Thank you for joining us for “Conservation Stories of Western Cuyahoga Audubon”, an evening of legendary member stories and participatory idea stations to generate next-gen conservation projects supported by the WCAS Giving Day Fund.
Wendy Weirich, Dir Outdoor Experiences, Cleveland Metroparks, Tom Romito, WCAS, and Tim Colborn, Ohio Ornithological Society, talk about the value conservation groups bring to regional conservation efforts and how we can all work together for a better world.
Volunteer Positions 2019
WCAS Speaker Series 2018-2019 Trifold
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WATCH "Hotspot Birding with eBird Occurrence Graphs" by Tim Colborn.
WATCH "Second Saturday Winter Birding 2018 Delights". Read Report
WATCH "The Sights and Sounds of Migrating Warblers". Photos by Dave Lewis, sounds by Andrew Spencer. Read More
WATCH "Early Evening Bird Walk" May 17, 2017, Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Read More
WATCH Edgewater Park and Wendy Park Birds Jan 28, 2017. Read More
Second Saturday Bird Walks Are For Everyone
Second Saturday Birds January 14, 2017
Second Saturday Bird Walk July 9, 2016
Annual Picnic, Plant Exchange & Bird Walk 2018
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