Bradstreet's Landing in Rocky River, Ohio offers easily accessible views of Lake Erie waterfowl. Grebes, loons, scaup, scoters have been seen here, as well as Cave Swallows. Depending on local sightings, we will either stay at Bradstreet's landing, or move to other nearby Lake Erie hotspots.
Our first stop was Wendy Park along the lakeshore just west of downtown Cleveland. While the shorebird migration is in its early stages, we found Least and Pectoral Sandpipers, Killdeer and Semipalmated Plovers, Lesser Yellowlegs and about ten beautifully buffy orange Short-billed Dowitchers feeding at the iron ore ponds just west of the main Wendy Park parking lot.
Join us for Hotspot Birding! Early migrant shorebirds such as Least, Semipalmated, Pectoral, Stilt, Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitcher and both Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and of course, any rarities that might be around northeast Ohio!
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We will meet at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, lower beach area by the fishing pier. As road conditions permit we will bird Edgewater and proceed to Wendy Park. Looking for a variety of gull species!
Bridges and a paved trail make easy walking. A variety of habitats allows for shorebirds as well as songbirds and raptors.
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.
In the marshier areas, Soras were seen in two different places – on occasion, providing great lasting views. Our gathering of birders was a great sight to see.
The Sandspit at Conneaut often attracts an array of exciting shorebirds. We are partnering together with Kirtland Bird Club for this field trip.
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