Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Field Trip May 15, 2013


Report Photos by Penny O'Connor

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Early Evening Field trip May 15, 2013

at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Leaders: Christine Cain (LENSC) and Bill Deininger (WCAS)


For a great start to the walk, a Barred Owl called "Who cooks for you?" several times.  In the woods above Porter Creek, 9 species of warbler filled the trees.  Orange-crowned Warbler was a highlight.  Skirting a crowd enjoying the balmy weather, we visited the eastern end of the beach and found a Spotted Sandpiper on driftwood near the mouth of the creek.


13 Birders, 48 species


Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  20

Barred Owl (Strix varia)  1     Calling by Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  6

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  2     in a hole in a tree

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  2

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  3

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  11

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  4

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  4

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  2

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  5

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  10

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  9

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  1

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)  1

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  3

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  2

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  4

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  8

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  5

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  6

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  10

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8



Lake Erie Nature birders
LENSC Birders

Watching Warblers
Watching Warblers

Porter Creek
Porter Creek


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