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.
Field Trip Report
Event: Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Early Evening Bird Walk at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Erie Nature and Science Center is located at 28728 Wolf Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 Map
Leader: Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Target Species: Migrating warblers, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Barred Owl
Results: 17 Birders, 61 Species
Description: Leader Tim Jasinski began the walk by describing the work of the Lights Out crew, saving and documenting avian victims of building strikes in downtown Cleveland. The walk began with a Red-headed Woodpecker offering great looks in front of the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. 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. In the field below the sledding hill, Cleveland Metroparks is in process of establishing a pollinator habitat, which includes many milkweed plants. An Indigo Bunting flashed blue in this field and House Wrens and a Carolina Wren sang loudly. - Penny O’Connor, WCAS Board Member
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