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.
Event: Joint Kirtland Bird Club and Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Field Trip to See Shorebirds
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Weather: About 85 F
Location: Conneaut Sandspit, Ashtabula County, 480 Lake Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030 Map
Leader: Lukas Padegimas, Kirtland Bird Club
Results: 21 Birders, 29 Species
Description: Today the KBC and WCAS arrived at the Conneaut Sandspit, a place that has attracted migrating shorebirds every August and September. With winds from the South, the number of shorebirds wasn’t spectacular, but everyone was treated to a beautiful cooperative Stilt Sandpiper and Black-bellied Plover who wandered close to our group. Surprisingly, there were no Yellowlegs present. In the morning, we had a showing of juvenile Bald Eagles, with as many as eight in the air at one time. Later in the day, a group of five congregated on the breakwall. 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. Many birders have recently avoided Conneaut because inconsiderate locals often scare them away. Luckily, today was a peaceful day at Conneaut without any turmoil for our migrants. ~ Lukas Padegimas, Kirtland Bird Club
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