38 birders ventured out on a chilly and overcast morning. At least the snow and rain held off. The birding was a little slow with only 17 species but we had good numbers of individuals. Thousands of Ring-billed Gulls were the most prevalent birds.
Field Trip Report
Event: Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society and Kirtland Bird Club Field Trip to Rivergate Park (Merwin's Wharf)
Date & Time: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Locations: Rivergate Park (Merwin's Wharf) and Scranton Flats
Start Location: Rivergate Park (Merwin's Wharf), 1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 Map
Leader: Erik Bruder
Target Species: Waterfowl, Gulls
Results: 35°F, cloudy, wind SW 13 mph. 38 Birders and 17 species (+1 other taxa)
Description: 38 birders ventured out on a chilly and overcast morning. At least the snow and rain held off. The birding was a little slow with only 17 species but we had good numbers of individuals. Thousands of Ring-billed Gulls were the most prevalent birds. The birds were a bit scarce at Merwin’s Wharf so the decision was made to head over to the Scranton Flats. It was probably a good choice, the vent fans from the restaurant were running and the smell of the bacon was very tempting. A few folks headed back for brunch afterwards. - Erik Bruder, Bird Walk Leader
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