Posts Tagged ‘birding’

Best of the Bluffs

Bald eagles have made a comeback, especially along Lake Erie. Celebrate our national bird with live animals, activities, hikes, trail cart tours and information stations at Lake Erie Bluffs. Meet at the Lane Road entrance. Share:

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International Migratory Bird Day

Learn all about birding at Lake Erie Bluffs. Take a guided bird hike, see live animals and meet other local birding organization along this 2-mile stretch of beach, which attracts a significant variety of birds. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Meet at the Lane Road shelter. Share:

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Hunting for snowy owls on Lake Erie

Have you spotted a snowy owl yet? The birds have drawn hundreds of Ohioans to Lake Erie parks, hoping to see the majestic white-and-gray fluffballs perching on piers or break walls this winter. Some lucky birders have counted 10 in one day in the Cleveland harbor. The boom is scientists call an “irruption,” or a…

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Frozen Lake Erie hurts diving ducks

Frozen Lake Erie is proving dangerous for some lakeshore birds. Diving ducks can’t find open water to hunt for food or take off in flight from, said  Taryn Leach, wildlife specialist at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. And gulls have been getting stuck in the ice. “The kind of weather we’re having right now…

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Lake Metroparks interpretive manager Andy Avram: Erie Interviews

Meet Andy Avram, Lake Metroparks interpretive manager, who oversees programming in parks throughout Lake County. The park system has six properties on Lake Erie: Arcola Creek, Fairport Harbor, Lake Erie Bluffs, Lakefront Lodge, Lakeshore Reservation and Painesville Township Park. Last year, the park system opened a 50-foot tower at Lake Erie Bluffs, which 52,000 people…

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Cleveland birder Jen Brumfield: Erie Interviews

Meet Jen Brumfield, a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist who in 2012 set a new Cuyahoga County record for most bird species observed in a year. Now she’s trying to break her own record. That means when Brumfield’s not working, entertaining school kids at the Rocky River Nature Center or leading birding walks at Wendy Park, she’s…

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