2007 Rocky River IBA Summary

2007

2007 Bird Surveys
2007 Vegetation Surveys

Western Cuyahoga Audubon is proudly announced that our Rocky River Important Bird Area Project was in its second year.

On April 1, 2007 we gathered our volunteers together for a review of 2006 year's data and analyze. We also went over the volunteer possibilities for this year. We have several new components, including vegetation and vernal pool surveys. Click here for details.

Point finding began early this year. Training took place during white-out conditions. But, that didn't deterred our hardy point finders. Sorry, no pictures of training during white-out. All the original points from year 2006 were re-found & re-flagged in record time. Thank you Point Finding Team.

Observer training took place on May 20, 2007. The training was conducted outside in Rocky River Reservation this year. Being outside gave the Observers a better understanding of how the surveys are to be conducted. The surveys are being done between May 25, 2007 and July 15, 2007.
Observers were encouraged to take a Recorder with them to help them with their surveys. Recorders play a valuable part. By relieving the observer of recording data, the observer can concentrate on sounds and seeing birds.

Vegetation survey training took place June 16, 2007 Why do a vegetation survey. Click here and find out why. The results from that our Vegetation Surveyors collect may help show what affects the Emerald Ash Borer has on our forests. 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird on nest
Dave Lewis


Warbling Vireo Dave Lewis
 


Carolina Wren Dave Lewis


Canada Warbler Dave Lewis

 

  Thank you Volunteers

Point Finders:
John Andes
Liz Clingman
Holly DiBin
Joanne Gorges
Terry Gorges
Don Howell
Rich Kassouf
Andy Lihani
Tom Romito
Colin Sheppard
Kathleen Tiburzi

Observers:
Ken Ballas
Bill Deininger
Dave Dvorak
Chris Flynn
Henry Fortlage
Dave Grasskemper
Nancy Howell
Mary Lou Hura
Tim Krynak
Paula Lozano
Terri Martincic
Dan Petit
Mary Anne Romito

Recorders:
Kit Birch
Mary Cruz
Cathy Flynn
Robert Finkelstein
Stefanie Spear
Kathleen Tiburzi
 

Vegetation Surveyors
Nidia Arguedas
Kit Birch
Kathleen Bradley
Nancy Brewer
Marti Burrows
Marilyn Cornick
Karen Czerniawski
Lee Czerniawski
Dave Dvorak
Joanne Gorges
Terry Gorges
Betty Green
Don Howell
John Katko
Terri Martincic
Adam Martincic
Jamie Martincic
Joe Martincic
Eric Obloy
Laura Obloy
Ryan Obloy
Penny O'Connor
Beth Pasek
Jessica Peck
Michelle Peck
Dan Petit
Lara Roketenetz
Mary Anne Romito
Tom Romito
Linda Sekura
Colin Sheppard
Lisa Sheppard
Diane Sigler
Ray Stewart
Marie Sullivan
Kathleen Tiburzi
Carol Wilson
 

Photographers:
Dave Lewis
Penny O'Connor
Terri Martincic
Diane Sigler
Mary Anne Romito
 


IBA sign in Berea
Terri Martincic


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