On the morning of Thursday, July 15th, specially trained staff from the Great Lakes Piping Plover Conservation Team, under the direction of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, came to Maumee Bay State Park to band the four 14-day old chicks. Assisted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory staff the banding process was completed efficiently in less than twenty minutes.
Wind turbines are not as eco-friendly as you may think.
Above: Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, Cleveland Ohio, Cleveland Port Authority, February 2016. Photos by Alice Merkel. Click/tap the image to highlight forward/backward directional arrows to explore this Western Cuyahoga Audubon Birding Hotspot without leaving the page.
In two years of surveying, volunteers have performed 105 surveys and documented 169 species of birds at the site.
“Careful siting” is the phrase bird-friendly people use when the discussion comes around to wind turbines.
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After watching, ‘My Painted Trillium Quest' by Tom Fishburn, Kim Langley, WCAS Member said, “Wonderful! It was a lift just knowing that such a site exists and is being protected!”
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