Christmas Bird Count

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is part of a three-week, nationwide effort to monitor trends in bird populations. The official name of our CBC is the Lakewood Christmas Bird Count. We cover a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered at West 214th St & Center Ridge Road in Fairview Park.

If you are new and would like to participate, wonderful!  Nancy can place you in your own area or have you join a group already going out.  If you participated in the past please let Nancy know what people you will have in your group and area(s) you normally hit. 

Below are a couple of areas WCAS wants to cover more thoroughly so if you want to change areas or you know of someone that might be interested in walking or driving some areas, let Nancy know. If  you wish to participate in the count, contact Nancy Howell at (216) 231-4600 ext 3225 (work), (440) 891-1710 (home) or e-mail

You may also monitor you own feeders at home if your home is within the count circle (see above). Contact Nancy Howell if you have questions about the count circle.

We are looking for extra help this year to cover areas which are not always covered and to cover areas where we are short-handed. Please contact Nancy Howell at (216) 231-4600 ext 3225 (work), (440) 891-1710 (home) or e-mail to help out.

At 5:30 PM, CBC participants (and spouses/friends) are encouraged to attend the THANK YOU dinner being held at the Rocky River Nature Center. Not only will we have dinner (salad, pasta, bread, dessert and beverages), but we will also begin to tally the species sighted. This is a great time to socialize, have dinner, and find out what species are around, not to mention have a great time.

Make sure you bring your list of species with numbers of birds sighted, names of people in your group, their addresses, etc. for the compiler to collect. If you would like to bring something to share at dinner (extra holiday cookies or treats) that would be great too. Also listed are areas we would like to cover.


Area Leaders
Lakefront eastern portions Paula Lozano and crew
Lakefront western portions Chris Pierce and crew
Clague Park/Lakewood Park Cemetary Marian and Jeff Kraus, JoAnn Kubicki and friends
Big Met/Little Met Golfcourses-Rocky River Reservation Bill Deininger and crew
Rocky River Reservation around Nature Center. Dave Dvorak and crew. Meet at 8:30 AM in the parking lot of the Rocky River Nature Center
Lagoon Picnic Area to Bagley Rd. along Valley Parkway around Cleve. Hopkins Airport Liz McQuaid and crew
Baldwin, Wallace Lakes area Fred Losi and crew
Bradley Woods Erik Bruder and crew
Lake Isaac/Beyers Pond and environs. Meet at the lake Isaac parking lot. Craig rieker and crew. Meet at 7:30 AM in the Beyer's pond parking lot off of Main St., east of Eastland Rd. intersection
Big Creek Parkway - Brookpark Rd to Stumpf Rd.Meet at 8 AM at the Snow Rd. Rd. Picnic area off of Big Creek Parkway just south of Snow. Nancy Howell in the morning - meet at Snow Rd. Picnic Area at 8AM
Big Creek Parkway - Stumpf Rd. south to Fowles  
Cleveland Zoo/West Park Cemetery/Brookside Reservation. Meet at 7:45 AM at the Metroparks Administration Bldg. parking lot off of Fulton Rd. Tom & Mary Anne Romito and friends
Tri-C Western Campus and Parks adjacent to Tri-C. Meet at 8 AM at the visitor parking lot of Tri-C off of Pleasant Valley. Kurt Grenig
Lake Abrams/Southwest Hospital wetlands Terri Martincic and crew Meet at Lake Abrams parking lot at 7:30 AM off of Eastland Rd., north of Bagley Rd.
Southwest General Hospital wetland Craig Rieker later in the day after other area(s).
Renaissance Retirement Community Property/Sunset Memorial Cemetery Penny O'Connor and crew
Far Western edge of count circle (Jaycox Rd. in Lorain Co.) Erik Bruder and crew - meet at Bradley Woods Reservation-Bunns Lake parking lot at 8:00 am
Far southwestern edge of circle  
Any neighborhood, greenspace or cemetery in the count circle - let Nancy Howell know.  


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