Perkins Beach and other Cleveland lakefront areas
October 25, 2014

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field Trip to Perkins Beach, Edgewater Marina,

         Wendy Park and Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leader: Mary Anne Romito

Species for the day: 21

 

The Perkins Beach overlook at Edgewater Park had an assortment of waterfowl, notably including a Black Tern, three Surf Scoters, 1,000 Bonaparte's Gulls and 300 Horned Grebes.  Twenty-one birders assembled there to enjoy birding on a mild fall day.  The group moved on to the Edgewater Marina area and Wendy Park, adding just a couple of species to the count.  The field trip ended at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (Dike 14) where birders found a Northern Saw-whet Owl.

 

Thanks Mary Anne Romito for sending the results to eBird.

 

Bird Lists

 

Perkins Beach

16 species, 25 birders

5 Canada Goose

2 Mallard

3 Surf Scoter

1 Common Loon

300 Horned Grebe -- Yes. We counted them.

5 Double-crested Cormorant

1 Peregrine Falcon

2 American Coot

1000 Bonaparte's Gull

170 Ring-billed Gull

1 Herring Gull

1 Black Tern -- Jen Brumfield plus most of our group saw it.

1 Common Tern

2 Blue Jay

100 European Starling

20 House Sparrow

 

Edgewater Marina and Wendy Park

2 more species, 12 birders

2 Cooper's Hawk
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (Dike 14)

5 species, 12 birders

1 Northern Saw-whet Owl
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Blue Jay
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet
3 Dark-eyed Junco
Perkins birders
Perkins Beach birders Penny O'Connor

Brand new birder
Brand new birder Mary Anne Romito

Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gulls Mary Anne Romito

Group listening to Detour directions
Everyone was listening intently as MaryAnne described the detour route to get to Edgewater Marina out next stop. Penny O'Connor

Horned Grebes
Horned Grebes Mary Anne Romito

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