Medina Raptor Center Field trip
July 20, 2013
|Report||Photos by Penny O'Connor|
Medina Raptor Center and Letha House Park Field Trip
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Leaders: Laura Jordan and Lynn Josefsen
12 birders, 42 species (wild birds)
Medina Raptor Center is in its 23rd year of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured raptors and other wild birds. They are state and federally-licensed and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission and focus also includes education and outreach programs with live birds of prey. Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society enjoyed close-up looks at the education birds, including American Kestrel, Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Red-shouldered Hawk, Snowy Owl, and a beautiful white leucistic Red-tailed Hawk.
More than just a look, we learned about each species and the hazards they face in a human world. Thanks Laura and Bill Jordan and the volunteers who hosted our visit.
Birding is always a must. We met and birded briefly at Letha House Park before the Raptor Center visit, then took a bird walk afterward with Lynn Josefsen leading on the Jordan's 65 acres. E-Bird lists are courtesy of Liz McQuaid.
Birding at Letha House Park before visiting Medina Raptor Center
Medina Raptor Birders
Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk
Migisi (Bald Eagle)
At Medina Raptor Center
Terry and Liz