Lorain County Airport and surrounding areas March 22, 2009

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Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Field trip to Lake County Regional Airport and environs

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Trip leader: Liz Clingman


It was our "larky" day.  Around the airport Eastern Meadowlarks sang and showed off their yellow and black spring plumage. Horned larks were everywhere in the grass and cornstalks.  We had a chance to observe two Killdeer at their nest.  Thanks Terry, Joanne, Kit and Dennis for van rides around the airport area to Fowl Road.  Next stop was Caley Reservation of Lorain County Metroparks.  Caley had two trumpeter swans. We listened to sounds of Northern Leopard frogs, spring peepers and chorus frogs. The final stop was the Oberlin Reservoir.


Total count: 39 bird species at the three locations


Birds at and near Lorain County Regional Airport

-19 species -

Canada Goose


Great Blue Heron

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel


Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

American Crow

Horned Lark

American Robin

European Starling

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Common Grackle


Birds at Caley Reservation, Lorain County Metroparks

-25 species -

Canada Goose

Trumpeter Swan

Wood Duck

American Wigeon

Northern Pintail

Ring-Necked Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

American Robin

European Starling

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Sparrow


Birds at Oberlin Reservoir

-7 species -

Scaup (sp?)


Hooded Merganser

Red-headed Merganser

Horned Grebe

Cooper's Hawk

Tufted Titmouse




WCAS birders at Lorain County Airport
Mary Anne Romito

Horned Lark Jeff & Marian Kraus

Horned Lark Terry Gorges

Eastern Meadowlark Page Stephens

Eastern Meadowlark Mary Anne Romito

WCAS birders at Oberlin Reservoir Page Stephens

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