Lakeview Park in Lorain County Field trip
March 20, 2010

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WCAS field trip to Lakeview Park, Lorain, Ohio

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Lakeview Park offers views of Lake Erie, Lorain Harbor and breakwalls. With the Rose Café just ready to open after renovations, we were able to bird from inside as well as outside, enjoying wonderful views through the windows. Traci Grandel told the history of the park, how it was donated in the early 20th century as a green space on a lakefront dominated by factories and rail. The Rose Café is a modern renovation of the original bathhouse, and stands on the foundation that survived the 1924 Lorain Tornado. On the lake, Red-breasted Mergansers were everywhere in the water and in the sky. In the park we enjoyed a pair of American Crows and a pair of Cooper’s Hawks. Gary Gerrone led our birding.


27 species, 9 birders


Canada Goose


Green-winged Teal

Common Goldeneye

Red-breasted Merganser

Horned Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Cooper’s Hawk


Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Mourning Dove

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

American Robin

European Starling

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Lakeview Birders outside
Lakeview Park Birders outside © Page Stephens

Lakeview Park birders outside
More outside birding © Page Stephens

Lakeview Park birders inside
Lakeview Park birders inside © Page Stephens

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