Birding Buddies April 4, 2009

Report Photo courtesy of Penny O'Connor
Birding Buddies IBA favorite walk

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Six birders met by Mastick Woods Golf Course and walked the trail by the stables. Chilly gray weather to begin, turning to sunshine and blue skies.

Our goal was seven woodpeckers. We had to settle for five. There were several Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers along the way. Other highlights were three spiraling Brown Creepers and a circling Bald Eagle.

This was an impromptu walk, a get-together to enjoy a great birding spot in the Rocky River Important Bird Area.

We hope to have more! Let us know if you would like to suggest a time and place. Definitely if the Cliff Swallows return, we will e-mail everyone for a walk. To have an invite sent to the group, send e-mail to or contact Penny at 216-676-4859, or

Bird list WCAS first Birding Buddies walk 4/4/09

33 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Tufted titmouse
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Birders in blue

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