Villa Angela Field Trip
September 16, 2012

Report Photos by Penny O'Connor

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Wildwood/Villa Angela Field Trip

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Leader: Nancy Anderson


16 birders, 39 species


A flock of thirteen or more Northern Flickers put on a show at Villa Angela / Wildwood park, located on Lake Erie at the mouth of Euclid Creek. Birders found Black-crowned Night Herons and several warbler species.  Painted Lady butterflies, Monarchs and Mourning Cloaks sparkled in the sun. Dozens of boaters and fishermen were also enjoying a beautiful fall day. Euclid Creek is being restored to its original stream bed.  We had a look at the progress on this project which will provide access to the island while restoring wetlands where a variety of fish can spawn. Thanks to our leader Nancy Anderson and to Jeanne Hrenko who assisted.


Bird List


Canada Goose


Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Turkey Vulture


Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpezcker

Northern Flicker

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

Nashville Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

American Redstart

Common Yellowthroat

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Villa Angela birders
Villa Angela birders

Under construction
Under construction

Euclid Creek
Euclid Creek

Enjoying the birds
Enjoying the birds

Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly

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