Canalway Center
September 13, 2009


Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field Trip Sunday, September 13, 2009, 8-11 a.m.

Accessible Birding

Canalway Center, Cleveland Metroparks Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation

Leaders: Jo Ann Kubicki and Joe Woyma


Splendid blue sky made this a perfect day to be outside.  A visitor from Colorado was among the 21 birders. Flocks of Cedar Waxwings and American Goldfinches provided music and color. Just two warbler species showed up: a cooperative Black-and-white Warbler and a Yellow Warbler. Green Herons, Great Blue Herons and Flickers posed for good views.


The Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation is home to the first nine-hole Audubon International Gold Signature Golf Course: Washington Golf Learning Center. Before starting out on our accessible bird-by-cart field trip, we learned from Jo Ann Kubicki about sustainable practices that make this golf course a bird-friendly wildlife sanctuary. Bird surveys have revealed a nice variety of species, including resident Brown Thrashers. More about the golf course is at



Bird list: 30 species


Canada Goose

Wood Duck


Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron

Mourning Dove

Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Birders on board Laurie Boylan

Birders on board Laurie Boylan

Birders on board Laurie Boylan

Spider Webs Laurie Boylan


Canalway birders Page Stephens

Canalway birders Page Stephens

Canalway birders Page Stephens

American Goldfinch Dave Lewis

Black & White Warbler Dave Lewis

Green Heron Dave Lewis

Northern Cardinal Dave Lewis

Praying Mantis Dave Lewis

Northern Flicker Dave Lewis

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