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Nest With the Birds

May 13 - 20, 2001

124 Species Seen
25 Warbler Species Seen

Nest with the Birds began on Sunday
at 1:00 pm at North Pond Nature Preserve.
Allison Cusick, Chief Botanist with ODNR led the afternoon wild flower walk.
It was a perfect day to enjoy in the woods. The boardwalk at the preserve winds through the woods and provides the chance to view many habitats.
Gretchen Lori, and Bob enjoying a rest
 on the board walk along the way during 
our 4:00 pm bird walk. 
Kevin Metcalf, a Trailside Naturalist at Cleveland Metro Parks is intent on listening 
with Ann and Bill.
With lake levels down there was not much to see from the observation tower. Kevin giving us a Woodcock overview before we went  to our favorite island spot to watch them do their mating flight on Monagon Road.
Kevin again led us on a walk on Long Point 
on Monday morning
Again here he is intently listening for an Ovenbird this time.
Kevin was amazed on how many American Ladies and... Red Admirals we saw during his two days with us on the island.
Gary Gerrone leading us in the rain down Huntington Lane on Monday afternoon.  Nothing could stop us! The quarry was eerie that afternoon.
Wrens and thrushes seemed to be everywhere. Gary Gerrone, a Naturalist with Lorain Metro Parks provides us with a program on bird songs and calls the next day.
Jed Burtt, from Ohio Wesleyan College led us along at Long Point the next morning . He gave a very interesting program about "Life Amongst Feathers" Wednesday afternoon.
It started warming up that afternoon and we spent time at Long Point . Peter Gottschling and Lynne Aldrich led the Long Point bird walk.
Thursday morning brought us to the State Park fishing peer where we set up our scopes. In the North Canyon we took time out to look at the blooming Lakeside Daisy, a state endangered flower.
Mary Scott gave an intriguing program on the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Kathy Mock joined us that afternoon and we checked out Long Point again.
We met Lori and Jan, from Cincinnati, at last years Feathers and Foliage Festival. Kathy and I showing our tally board of species seen so far.
We had a lot of luck with warblers and flycatchers  on the sandy beach. We got some good looks at a a Great egret even though fog was rolling in.
We stayed  in this area going back and forth as the warblers fed in the shrubs. Back on the board walk.
A group of school children joined us this week. We did see some interesting wild flowers.  Here is a wild hyacinth.
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This years Nest With the Birds was a great week of birding tallying 124 species (see below for the listing)  through Saturday.  On Thursday evening a group of us ventured to Monagon again to see the Woodcock and we were treated with the call of a Whip-poor-will and a Chuck-will's-widow!

 

 

CORMORANTS
Double-crested Cormorant

DUCKS, SWANS, GEESE
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Red-breasted Merganser

HERONS, EGRETS & BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

NEW WORLD VULTURES
Turkey Vulture

OSPREY
Osprey

HAWKS, EAGLES AND KITES
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

PHEASANTS, GROUSE, QUAIL AND TURKEYS
Ring-necked Pheasant

WOOD-PARTRIDGES
Northern Bobwhite

SANDPIPERS
American Woodcock
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone

PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer

GULLS AND TERNS
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull

LOONS
Common Loon

PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove

NEW WORLD CUCKOOS
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow
Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS
Chimney Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird

CROWS AND JAYS
Blue Jay
American Crow

VIREOS AND ALLIES
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo

WAXWINGS 
Cedar Waxwing

THRUSHES
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin

MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS
Gray Catbird

STARLINGS
European Starling

NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

WRENS
Carolina Wren
House Wren

GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

SWALLOWS
Tree Swallow
Purple Martin
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow

KINGLETS
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

CHICKADEES, TITS
Black-capped Chickadee

OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow

SISKINS, CROSSBILLS & ALLIES
American Goldfinch
House Finch

NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler

BUNTINGS, SPARROWS, TANAGERS, ALLIES
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting

BLACKBIRDS, GRACKLES, ORIOLES
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bobolink

Species seen - 124

* Erie County record


Butterfly Species Seen

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulfur
Red Admiral
American Lady
Pearl Crescent
Juvinals -  Duskywing

 

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