Sandy Ridge Reservation
March 8, 2014

Report Photos by Penny O'Connor

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Sandy Ridge Field Trip

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Leader: Tim Fairweather


15 Birders, 25 Species


Red-winged Blackbirds and Song Sparrows sang their spring songs, in spite of snow on the ground and ice on the wetland at Sand Ridge Reservation of Lorain Metro Parks.  A few Canada Geese sat and strolled on the icy surfaces of the ponds. The only other waterfowl were the beautiful taxidermy specimens inside the Johnson Wetland Center. Highlights of the walk were the Red-headed Woodpecker, Brown Creepers and nesting Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls.


Bird List


Canada Goose

Bald Eagle

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove

Great-horned Owl

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

American Robin

European Starling

American Tree Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Sandy Ridge birding group
Sandy Ridge birding group

Birding awe
Birding awe in winter

Sandy Ridge in winter
Sandy Ridge in winter

New fence built by Eagle Scout
New fence built by Eagle Scout

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