Christmas Bird Count (Lakewood) December 28, 2008

2008 Christmas Bird Count results

Lakewood (west side of Cleveland) Count

Sunday, December 28, 2008

 Despite the windy conditions, this was one of the best Christmas Counts with regard to the number of species seen.  Sixty-nine species were sighted the day of the CBC and four species during count week (cw). 

 Morning temperatures hovered around 60 degrees, but a fast moving cold front brought drizzle and rain then decreasing temperatures throughout the day.  By the end of the day the temperature was down to 28 degrees.  What was the ultimate worst was the wind, initially coming from the south, but then swinging around from the west northwest at 30 mph gusting up to 40 + mph.  That is windy!!!  Seeing as well as hearing birds in the wind was difficult.  Where the birds could hide from the wind there was better luck.  Lake Erie was pretty much wide open hence not concentrating gulls or waterfowl.

 There were ups and downs with species.  Some of most noteworthy species are in boldfont and count week are in italics.

 

  Species

Lakewood
CBC count

 


Coopers Hawk Dave Lewis

1. Canada Goose 999
  Tundra Swan cw (12/27/08)
2. Wood Duck 2
3. American Black Duck 24
4. Mallard 1003
5. American Wigeon 2
6. Northern Pintail 124
7. Northern Shoveler 2
8 Green-winged Teal 1
9. Ring-necked Duck 4
10. Greater Scaup 18
11. Lesser Scaup 144
12. Surf Scoter 3
13. Black Scoter 5
14. White-winged Scoter 4
15. Bufflehead 158
16. Common Goldeneye 253
17. Long-tailed Duck 2
18. Common Merganser 11
19. Red-breasted Merganser 56
20. Hooded Merganser 1
  Wild Turkey cw (12/27/08)
21. Great Blue Heron 3
22. Bald Eagle 5
23. Sharp-shinned Hawk 1


Birders at Lake Isaac Penny O'Connor

24. Cooper's Hawk 14
25. Red-shouldered Hawk 3
26. Red-tailed Hawk 20
27. Merlin 1
28. Peregrine Falcon 1
29. American Coot 1
30. Bonaparte's Gull 5590
31. Ring-billed Gull 12,646
32. Herring Gull 545
33. Great Black-backed Gull 41
34. Glaucous Gull 1
35. Rock Pigeon 146
36. Mourning Dove 135
37. Eastern Screech Owl 1
38. Belted Kingfisher 2


Betty warming up Penny O'Connor

39. Red-bellied Woodpecker 29
40. Downy Woodpecker 69
41. Hairy Woodpecker 15
42. Northern Flicker 2
43. Pileated Woodpecker 3
44. Blue Jay 73
45. American Crow 46
46. Black-capped Chickadee 171
47. Tufted Titmouse 49
48. Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
49. White-breasted Nuthatch 49
50. Brown Creeper 1
51. Carolina Wren 10
52. Winter Wren 2
  Marsh Wren cw (12/30/08)
  Hermit Thrush cw (12/29/08)
53. American Robin 338
54. Northern Mockingbird 2
55. European Starling 1143


Beautiful morning sky Penny O'Connor

 


Northern Mockingbird at Brookside
Mary Anne Romito

56. Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
57. American Tree Sparrow 97
58. Song Sparrow 25
59. Swamp Sparrow 4
60. White throated Sparrow 14
61. Chipping Sparrow 2
62. Dark-eyed Junco 179
63. Northern Cardinal 132
64. Red-winged Blackbird 4
65. Common Grackle 1
66. House Finch 156
67. Pine Siskin 83
68. American Goldfinch 168
69. House Sparrow 336
     
     
  Total Species 69

Nancy Howell, compiler
Lakewood CBC
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
www.wcasohio.org

 

Areas counted Participants
Lakefront from Edgewater to Lakewood Paula Lozano, , Bob Finkelstein, Jim McCarty, Larry Rosche, Ethan Kistler
Lakefront from Lakewood to Avon Craig Caldwell, Chris Pierce, Gene & Jerry Roth
Clague Park, Lakewood Park Cemetary, Elmwood Park Lee & Sue Cavano
Big Met/Little Met Golfcourses-Rocky River Reservation, Metroparks Stables Dave LeGallee, Bill Deininger, Terry & Joanne Gorges
Rocky River Reservation around Nature Center, Lewis Rd Riding Ring Dave Dvorak, Inge Schmidt, Mary Bartos, Linda Sekura, Jan Holkenburg, Ray Kutnar, Martha Burrows
Lagoon Picnic Area to Bagley Rd. along Valley Parkway Kathleen Bradley, Jay Abercrombie
Baldwin, Wallace and Coe Lakes area in Berea Liz Clingman, William & Jessica Fissell
Bradley Woods & western portions of count circle Eric Bruder & Justin Limberty
Lake Isaac/Beyers Pond and environs. Nancy Howell, Mary Anne Romito, Penny O'Connor
Big Creek Parkway - Brookpark Rd to Stumpf Rd. Nancy Howell, Robert & Andrea Segedi
Big Creek Parkway - Stumpf Rd. south to Fowles  
Cleveland Zoo/West Park Cemetery/Big Creek Reservation. Mary Anne Romito, Claire Johnson
Tri-C Western Campus, James Day Park, Nathan Hale Park Kit & Dennis Birch
Lake Abrams/Southwest Hospital wetlands Terri Martincic, Paul Sherwood, Dave Manuelle
Renaissance Retirement Community Property, Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Links Golf Course Penny O'Connor, Page Stephens, Jessie St. Christopher, Betty Green, Nancy Brewer
Hopkins Airport area Dave Dvorak, Linda Sekura, Terri Martincic, Inge Schmidt
Peregrine Spotters Sharon Hanse & Jan Ranahan
Feeders at Rocky River Nature Center Charles & Maria Finchum
Feeders in Bay Village Dave Lewis & Laurie Boylan
Feeders in Parma Mrs. Jung
Feeders in Parma Hts Diane Busch
Feeders in Lakewood Jessie St. Christopher
Feeders in Middleburg Hts Don Howell

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109 info@wcasohio.org