Accompany Blackbrook Sunday, January 26 as members continue their monthly
Important Bird Area survey at Beaty Landing just east of Painesville. After three years of
bird surveys in the Chagrin River Corridor IBA, Blackbrook raises their binoculars in the
Grand River – Lower Watershed IBA. Birders can take advantage of Lake Metroparks’
expansion of Beaty Landing with a new parking lot and trail on 35 more acres to find
Park at the larger, lower lot of Beaty Landing, 543 East Walnut Avenue,
Painesville, at 8:00 a.m. Blackbrook will monitor this site on the fourth Sunday of each
month at least until March 22, 2020. The list of birds found is posted on eBird.org.
The trail is rated moderate on compacted gravel and has multiple access points
to view the Grand River. National Audubon designated this IBA for its unique mix of
habitats: river, forested floodplain and open field.
Participants logged 30 species in bright sunshine during December’s IBA walk.
The group sometimes meets for breakfast afterwards. For more information, visit
blackbrookaudubon.org or www.lakemetroparks.com/parks-trails/beaty-landing. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Blackbrook Audubon Society on Facebook.
Programs and hikes cancelled due to weather will be announced on the iAlert
system on WKYC-TV 3, wkyc.com, Newsradio WTAM 1100 AM, wtam. com and WMJI