Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Field Trip
April 3, 2011

Report Photos by Mary Anne Romito

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field trip to Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Leaders: Mary Anne Romito (WCAS), Christine Barnett, Amy LeMonds, Catherine Timko (all from LENSC)

37 species, 30 birders


Bird List – 37 species


Canada Goose

Wood Duck


Scaup (sp.)

Red-breasted Merganser

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Red-tailed Hawk


Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Mourning Dove

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

American Robin

European Starling

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Also 6 deer


Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society joined Lake Erie Nature and Science Center for a bird walk through Huntington Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks.  After birding, we enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour and an owl presentation by Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator Amy LeMonds. Highlights of the bird walk were a Red-tailed Hawk on a nest and a Common Loon on Lake Erie. On our visit to LENSC a resident male Wild Turkey put on a beautiful courtship display.  Moving inside, we had a chance to observe the center’s Barred Owl plus a Northern Saw-whet Owl who made his educational debut on the occasion of our visit.  Thanks to our leader Mary Anne Romito, to Amy LeMonds, and to Catherine Timko and Christine Barnett who hosted us.

LENS birders

White-tailed Deer

Saw Whet Owl

Wood Ducks
Wood Ducks

Wild Turkeys displaying

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