“Change” is a good word because it doesn’t always mean hotter and it doesn’t always mean dryer, but it can mean those things. Research shows that climate change is going to have idiosyncratic effects on pollinators. It’s going to change some situations for some bees but not others.
Bumblebees of Ohio and the Great Lakes with Dr. Randall J. Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron
Preparing Tomorrow's Ornithological Discoveries Today by Courtney Brennan, Collections Manager, Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Courtney Brennan, M.S., Collections Manager, Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) takes us on a full behind-the-scenes tour of the ornithological preparation process for research collection.
Ornithology in a Shifting Natural World with Dr. Andy Jones, Curator of Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Dr. Andy Jones talks about a lifetime dedicated to the natural sciences, how collecting for data and diversity solves problems, and the value of research through a climate change lens.
Living a Biocentric Lifestyle and How to Get More People Connected to Nature with Stefanie Spear, Founder & CEO, EcoWatch
Stefanie Spear, Founder & CEO, EcoWatch and Tom Romito, Western Cuyahoga Audubon, explore what it means to lead a biocentric lifestyle and in doing so, how people become more aware and connected to nature.
Important Bird Areas (IBA's) are documented for bird and habitat significance. IBA data builds valuable databases to help scientists track forest changes and understand climate change.
Properly-sited wind turbines, rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, and solar photovoltaic plants could supply all of our energy needs within decades.
I venture to say there is no way you can study bird travels and conclude with an 100% accurate solid result.
Wind turbines are not as eco-friendly as you may think.
Bird Migration Knows No Boundaries with Imad Al Atrash, Executive Director, Palestine Wildlife Society and Lukas Padegimas, Kirtland Bird Club
After 1992, I was following my people in my generation who were hunting birds. Because of my conservation background, in my mind and my heart, I had to protect my nature. I started to stop them. At that time I shifted from flora to becoming an ornithologist. I became, in 2010, in Brazil, a global ornithologist. ~ Imad Al Atrash
"Lakewood" count circle includes western areas of Cuyahoga County, from Lake Erie south into Berea and Olmsted Falls, and Lakewood and Cleveland Zoo too.
Larry Rosche, Naturalist and Author, shares a series of stories about discovering nature as a youth, a lifetime of Birding, and how to choose a path of conservation.
The Lesser Yellowlegs Sequence at Willow Point Wildlife Area by Kathy Murphy, Birder and Photographer
Right now is the shorebirds big migration time. They are coming through our area heading south.
A conversation with Western Cuyahoga Audubon Second Saturday Bird Walk Leaders, Bill Deininger, Ken Gober and Dave Graskemper
We need to update and strengthen The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to address 21st century threats, such as oil pits, power lines, communications towers, and other deadly hazards, to save the lives of millions of birds. ~ National Audubon Society
“The convergence of these changing technologies, and the changing demographics, and the changing preferences among different age groups, to me, spells greater opportunity than we’ve had at any time in my lifetime.” ~ Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver, Colorado
Tom Romito contributes a personal remembrance of the five-year Rocky River Important Bird Area survey from 2006-2010.
Audubon had become a collection of proudly disconnected states full of passionate, independent chapters, so thinking bigger meant finding a vision that transcended borders.
Photography Exhibit by Dave Lewis celebrates International Migratory Bird Day, May 13-15th, 2016 at the Perry F. Johnson Wetland Center, Sandy Ridge Reservation, North Ridgeville, Ohio.
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.
A conversation with Tom Romito, Western Cuyahoga Audubon and Stefanie Spear, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of EcoWatch about education, leadership and social change to help our planet survive and thrive.
The year, 2016. The season, late spring, early summer. The buzz … well, it’s magical … the return of the 17-year cicada.
National Audubon Society’s Climate Change Report demonstrates the projected impact of climate change on the range of 314 species.
“The Messenger is particularly effective at sounding the alarm because it makes the issue highly personal. With exclusive footage, and high-tech cinematography, the movie offers an intimate look at the plight of the songbird. Stunning flight sequences...are conveyed in slow motion, making the complexities of wing movement, control, and rhythm visible to the human eye.” - Audubon
“Careful siting” is the phrase bird-friendly people use when the discussion comes around to wind turbines.
One of the first things that nature provides is beauty, artistic inspiration, a sense of spirituality, and awe.
The Feathered Flyer blog publishes human interest stories about birding and habitat conservation.
86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks 2019
Join us Sundays, April 14 through May 19 at 7:30 AM as we watch migratory birds return or travel through our area towards their summer breeding grounds during the 86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Locations PDF
WCAS is a proud member of The Council of Ohio Audubon Chapters (COAC) and promotes chapter development by sharing the best practices, brainstorming solutions to common problems, and building relationships in workshops and retreats. Subscribe
Terry Robison, Dir Natural Resources, Cleveland Metroparks, and Tom Romito, WCAS, talk about the value WCAS members have brought to advance NEO conservation at the Cleveland Metroparks.
Wendy Weirich, Dir Outdoor Experiences, Cleveland Metroparks, Tom Romito, WCAS, and Tim Colborn, Ohio Ornithological Society, talk about the value conservation groups bring to regional conservation efforts and how we can all work together for a better world.