Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip
August 12, 2012

Report Photos by Penny O'Connor

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Shorebird Field Trip at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

August 12, 2012

Leader: Ethan Kistler


A private tour of the Ottawa National Refuge yielded 56 bird species, including 9 shorebird species.  Mild weather made for a pleasant picnic by hummingbirds at Black Swamp Bird Observatory.


19 Birders,  56 Bird Species


Bird List

Canada Goose

Trumpeter Swan

Wood Duck


Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Black-bellied Plover

Semipalmated Plover


Lesser Yellowlegs

Spotted Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Bonaparte's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Caspian Tern

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Blue Jay

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Ottawa birders
Ottawa birders

Ottawa NWR
One of Ottawa NWR's ponds

Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper

Birding along the dikes
Birding along the dikes

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