January can be a terrific month for gull-watching along the Lake Erie shore. We’ll brave the frigid temperatures and strong winds to see if we can find both the common and rarer gull species, as well as other wintering birds like ducks, grebes, loons, and raptors.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Hotspot Field Trips
Event: Gulls and Wintering Birds Hotspots Field Trip
Date & Time: Sat Jan 26, 2019 at 8:00am-11:30am
Meetup Location: North Olmsted RTA Park and Ride, 5575 Great Northern Blvd, North Olmsted, OH 44070 Map
Birding Location: TBD location based on current activity and sightings around the date of the field trip. One location could be Wendy Park Reservation, 2800 Whiskey Island Drive, Cleveland, OH 44102 (or within 30+ miles from North Olmsted).
Leader: Liz McQuaid
Primary Target: Gulls and Wintering Birds
Description: January can be a terrific month for gull-watching along the Lake Erie shore. We’ll brave the frigid temperatures and strong winds to see if we can find both the common and rarer gull species, as well as other wintering birds like ducks, grebes, loons, and raptors. Patience can be rewarded with a better understanding of the various plumages of our common gulls as well as glimpses of the relatively rarer “white-winged” gulls. We’ll plan on meeting at the North Olmsted RTA Park and Ride, 5575 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, OH 44070.
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