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Lakewood Christmas Bird Count Report 2005

Submitted by Nancy Howell, Compiler for the Lakewood Circle, Western
Cuyahoga Audubon Society
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2005
Results: 49 Birders , 69 Species + 4 species on count week
Location: Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, 24000 Valley Pkwy,
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Archive: ​
http://www.wcasohio.org/christmas_bird_count_2005.htm

Summary Overview
The Lakewood CBC was successful on Saturday, December 31. While all of the data has not be sent in,
listed below is what was found that day and some information on what has been seen count week. For our
almost 50 participants, to whom I send thanks, we had good or bad weather depending on how you look at
it. Temperatures ranged from 35 to 38 degrees. Overcast all day. Slight drizzle in the morning, rain stopped
fairly early, then later afternoon came heavier rain turning to snow. By the late afternoon rain/snow, no
bird in its right mind seemed to be out ... only the birders, like me (who sometimes are not in their right
mind) were out. Lake Erie was wide open which meant waterbirds, diving ducks and gulls were not
concentrated, thus difficult to find ... can you believe it? It was a challenge. Looking forward to next year!
The chili luncheon was great, adding two birds there - turkey chili and chicken chili.
Species

Lakewood CBC

Canada Goose

1360

Bufflehead

49

Common Goldeneye

92

Notes

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American Black Duck

46

Mallard

1258

Common Merganser

2

Hooded Merganser

6

Red-breasted Merganser

14

Northern Shoveler

2

Greater Scaup

1

Scaup Species

65

American Wigeon

2

Wood Duck

1

Pied billed Grebe

1

Horned Grebe

13

Double-crested Cormorant

1

Great Blue Heron

4

Cooper’s Hawk

7

Red-tailed Hawk

17

Red-shouldered Hawk

Amazingly low number

*Count week

Rough-legged Hawk

1

Sharp-shinned hawk

2

Merlin

1

Peregrine Falcon

1

Virginia Rail

1

American Coot

1

Bonaparte’s Gull

4

Great Black-backed Gull

13

Nice addition

Great find

Low number

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Herring Gull

48

Ring-billed Gull

3498

Rock Pigeon

443

Mourning Dove

250

Barred Owl

1

Eastern Screech Owl

Low number

*Count Week

Great Horned Owl

1

Belted Kingfisher

5

Red-headed Woodpecker

3

Red-bellied Woodpecker

53

Downy Woodpecker

76

Hairy Woodpecker

19

Northern Flicker

2

Pileated Woodpecker

4

Blue Jay

151

American Crow

37

Black-capped Chickadee

181

Tufted Titmouse

27

Red-breasted Nuthatch

20

White-breasted Nuthatch

62

Brown Creeper

6

Carolina Wren

31

Winter Wren

2

Gold crown Kinglet

12

Eastern Bluebird

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Hermit Thrush

*Count Week

American Robin

603

N Mockingbird

3

European Starling

1503

Eastern Towhee

*Count Week

American Tree Sparrow

43

Field Sparrow

1

Fox Sparrow

1

Song Sparrow

24

Swamp Sparrow

1

White-throated Sparrow

58

Dark-eyed Junco

231

Northern Cardinal

153

Red-winged Blackbird

22

Common Grackle

8

Brown-headed Cowbird

10

House Finch

339

Pine Siskin

4

American Goldfinch

526

House Sparrow

526

Total Species

69

Nice find

Where have they all gone?

Nice find

Volunteers
Claudia Anders, Gabe Leidy, Mary Bartos, Gary Leidy, Kit Birch, Paula Lozano, Erik Bruder, Ashley
Marrister, Jim Bruder, Terri Martincic, Diane Busch, Jim McCarty, Craig Caldwell, Chris Pierce, Lee
Cavano, Marcia Polevoi, Mary Cavano, Craig Rieker, Philip Chaon, Mary Anne Romito, Liz Clingman,
Tom Romito, Bill Deininger, Huge Rose, Dave Dvorak, Judy Kolo-Rose, Bob Finkelstein, Colleen Roy,
Jerry Friedman - came in from New Mexico (visiting family), Robert Segedi, Betty Green, Linda Sekura,

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John Habig - from Carlisle, OH near Dayton/Cincy area, Tom Sendry, Don Howell, Cathy Shambaugh,
Nancy Howell, Paul Sherwood - from Sandusky OH and naturalist for Black Swamp Bird Observatory,
Mary Lou Hura, Sonya Steckler - from Arizona (visiting relatives in the Cleveland area), Kathy Karhan,
Judy Weitzel, Rich Kassouf, Jennifer Werrell, Tim Krynak, Ben Winger, Dave LeGallee, and Dave Yoo.

Photos

Photo © Paula Lozano 

Photo © Terri Martincic 

Photo © Terri Martincic 

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