Puritas Wetlands Field trip
June 8, 2013

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Puritas Wetland Field Trip

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Leaders: Liz McQuaid and Garrett Ormiston


Puritas Wetland  is a detention basin around the West Branch of Big Creek in Cleveland bounded by West 130th and West 150th Streets, I-480 and Puritas Avenue.  Perimeter birding yielded a Wilson's Warbler and nesting Red-tailed hawks. WCAS members and friends joined neighborhood residents and birding buddies from Facebook.



38 Birders, 39 Species


Canada Goose  6

Mallard 5

Great Blue Heron  7

Great Egret  2

Green Heron  1                   

Red-tailed Hawk   2

Sora  1     heard early near red-tail hawk nest.

Killdeer  5

Spotted Sandpiper  3

Solitary Sandpiper  1

Ring-billed Gull   43

Rock Pigeon  14

Mourning Dove  1

Chimney Swift  4

Downy Woodpecker  1

Willow Flycatcher   4

Warbling Vireo  2

American Crow  2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow   5

Barn Swallow 15

House Wren  3

Marsh Wren 3

Eastern Bluebird  1

American Robin   7

Gray Catbird  2

European Starling   12

Cedar Waxwing   12

Common Yellowthroat  5

Yellow Warbler   7

Wilson's Warbler   1     Observed by the majority of the group.

Song Sparrow  3

Northern Cardinal  3

Red-winged Blackbird  34

Common Grackle  10

Brown-headed Cowbird  4

Baltimore Oriole   5

House Finch   1

American Goldfinch  3

House Sparrow  27

Puritas Birders
Puritas Birders Mary Anne Romito

Puritas Birders
Puritas Wetland birders Penny O'Connor
Green Heron
Green Heron Dave Lewis

Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird Dave Lewis

Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher Dave Lewis

Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler Dave Lewis (nice find by Bill Deininger)

Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow Dave Lewis

Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwings "dancing" Dave Lewis

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109 info@wcasohio.org