Blackbrook Audubon continues bird hike

Blackbrook Audubon will refocus their binoculars at Beaty Landing and resume their monthly bird survey following the spring cancellation due to pandemic guidelines. Accompany Blackbrook Sunday, July 26 at 8:00 a.m. as members and guests meet at the larger, lower parking lot of Beaty Landing, 543 East Walnut Avenue, Painesville.

Blackbrook plans to monitor this site on the fourth Sunday of each month until March 2021. If the assembled birders number greater than 10 people, they will split into two groups to facilitate physical distancing. Wearing masks is optional, but binoculars can not be shared.

The list of birds found is posted on eBird.org. Last July’s list included Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Spotted Sandpiper and Baltimore Orioles.

The trail is rated moderate on compacted gravel and has four access points to view the Grand River. As a Lake Metropark facility, Beaty Landing occupies an oxbow of the Grand River within the Grand River – Lower Watershed Important Bird Area (IBA). National Audubon designated this IBA for its unique mix of habitats: river, forested floodplain and open field.

Eastern Towhee
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As a local chapter of National Audubon Society, Blackbrook Audubon covers Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake Counties. For more information, visit blackbrookaudubon.org or www.lakemetroparks.com/parks-trails/beaty-landing. Email blackbrookaud@aol.com. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook.

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