Margaret Peak Preserve Field Trip
June 7, 2014

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field Trip to Margaret Peak Nature Preserve, Lorain County

Saturday, June 7, 2014  8 a.m.

Leader: Jeanne Williams

17 birders, 47 species

 

Duration:  2 hour(s), 40 minute(s)

Distance: 2.2 mile(s)

 

On this sunny, temperate June day, Horned Larks proved dependable as ever in the soybean field at Peak Preserve.  Nesting Spotted Sandpipers and Killdeer protested the presence of  17 birders.   Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat and Field, Song and Swamp Sparrows sang near the ponds.  Jeanne Williams was a welcoming and knowledgeable leader, describing the history and natural history of this former vegetable and sod farm turned nature preserve.  Thanks Rich and Karen Kassouf for sending the bird list to eBird.

 

Bird List

 

1 - Canada Goose Branta canadensis

3 - Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

3- Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

2 - Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

11 - Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

4 - Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

13 - Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

3 - Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

9 - Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

1 - Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

1 - Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens

1- Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

1 - Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

1 - Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens

3 - Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii

1 - Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

3 - Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus

3 - Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

3 - Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

6 - Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

2 - American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

14 - Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

7 - Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

5 - Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

1 - Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

1 - Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

2 - House Wren Troglodytes aedon

1 - Wood Thrush  - Hylocichla mustelina

16 - American Robin -   Turdus migratorius

3 - Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis

13 - European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

4 - Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

1 - Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas

3 - Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

4 - Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

1 - Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla

7 - Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia

3 - Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana

4 - Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

3 - Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea

35 - Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus

9 - Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula

5 - Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater

1 - Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

4 - Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

1 - House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus

5 - American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

 


Peak Birders
Peak Birders Penny O'Connor


Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher Tom Fishburn

Birding at Peak
Birding at Peak Penny O'Connor

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper Tom Fishburn

Horned Lark
Horned Lark Tom Fishburn

Cottonwood Blooms
Cottonwood Blooms Penny O'Connor

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