Ultra Walk May 24, 2008

Not your usual weekend stroll!  On Saturday, May 24, five people walked 31 miles to bring public attention to the Rocky River Important Bird Area.  They started at 6:00 a.m. at Buzzards Roost in Hinckley Reservation.  When they reached the Park Operations Building at 3:45 p.m., 23 more people joined them and walked the last five miles to the Emerald Necklace Marina.  Rocky River Mayor Pamela Bobst was on hand to greet them and thank them for their work on behalf of conservation in the IBA.  
Ok, some of us couldn't help birding along the way. Here is our bird list for the day.

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon & chicks (under Hillard Rd. bridge)
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow (under bridge just south of Marina)
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager (many)
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (many)
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole (many)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

69 Species

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