Brooklyn Oxbow Fieldtrip
June 12, 2011

Report Photos by Mary Anne Romito

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field trip to Brooklyn Oxbow

Sunday, June 12, 2011 7:30 a.m.

Leader: Mary Anne and Tom Romito


Brooklyn Oxbow is a hidden wild area in the heart of suburban Brooklyn, Ohio.  Formerly part of a loop of Big Creek, the landscape was altered by the construction of I-71.  There are shale cliffs and forest carped by sassafras.  It is owned by the City of Brooklyn, and has been adopted by a Boy Scout troop.   WCAS visited on a cloudy, damp, cool morning.


Bird List



Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk

Spotted Sandpiper

Rock Pigeon

Chimney Swift

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood Pewee (on nest)

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

House Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Baltimore Oriole

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Also Elderberries, Oaks, Sassafras in profusion, Toad, Bullfrog

Brooklyn Oxbow Birders


Unknown wildflower

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109