Date: 7/1/17 4:38 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
JULY 01, 2017 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.
HIKE: Towpath Trail from Red Lock Trailhead south to Merriman Valley,
including stops at Trail Mix in Peninsula and Szalay's Farm Market.
TIME: 6:00am - 3:20pm TEMP.: 66 ~ 86 ~ 85 COND.: Cloudy and overcast with
a front from the west; light mist falling intermittently from 10:35am to
12:35pm; clouds/sun mix rest of day, turning very warm late and S/SW
breezes.
TRAIL COND.: Wet, soggy, many puddles and standing water from yesterday and
overnight thunderstorms. RIVER COND.: High, swift, and muddy, few exposed
rock and sandbars from yesterday and overnight thunderstorms; all small
creeks and runs fast-flowing to the Cuyahoga River. FT.MI.: 13.63 OBS.:
John Henry and Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 8 SPECIES, 35 TOTAL.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 1
2. Eastern Chipmunk - 19
3. Woodchuck - 1
4. Red Squirrel - 3
5. Common Muskrat - 1
6. Common Raccoon - 3 (New Census High - previous was 2 on 05/2012 &
06/2015)
7. Striped Skunk - 2 (young) (New Census High - previous was 1 on
08/2016)
8. White-tailed Deer - 5 (2 doe,3 fawn)


II. BIRDS: 70 SPECIES, (July avg. is 71.4 Species since 2010), 1,002 TOTAL,
(July avg. is 1,116.8 Total Birds since 2010.)
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not seen)

1. Canada Goose - 2
2. Wood Duck - 26 (1m,9f,16 ducklings)
3. Rock Pigeon - 1
4. Mourning Dove - 8
5. Chimney Swift - 12
6. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (1f,1?)
7. Killdeer - 2
8. Spotted Sandpiper - 6 (3 juvenile)
9. Ring-billed Gull - 4 (First July Record on Census)
10. Great Blue Heron - 15
11. Green Heron - 4
12. Turkey Vulture - 17
13. Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
14. Broad-winged Hawk - 1
15. Belted Kingfisher - 2 (m)
16. Red-headed Woodpecker - 1
17. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 (1m,1?,2* - 1 nest in a dead snag)
18. Downy Woodpecker - 9 (1m,1f,7*)
19. Hairy Woodpecker - 2 (*)
20. Northern Flicker - 6 (1m,1f,1?,3*)
21. Pileated Woodpecker - 1 (*)
22. Peregrine Falcon - 2 (1m,1f) ("Trailblazer" gave "Gatewood" a fresh
kill and she took it up under the Ohio Turnpike bridge - unknown if nesting)
23. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 7
24. Acadian Flycatcher - 5
25. Willow Flycatcher - 1
26. Eastern Phoebe - 1
27. Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
28. Eastern Kingbird - 3
29. Yellow-throated Vireo - 2
30. Warbling Vireo - 16
31. Red-eyed Vireo - 13
32. Blue Jay - 21 (5 juvenile)
33. American Crow - 6
34. Tree Swallow - 28 (14 juvenile)
35. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 15 (1 juvenile)
36. Bank Swallow - 10
37. Barn Swallow - 13 (3 juvenile)
38. Black-capped Chickadee - 19 (1 juvenile)
39. Tufted Titmouse - 15 (2 juvenile)
40. White-breasted Nuthatch - 9 (1m,2?,6*)
41. House Wren - 1
42. Carolina Wren - 6
43. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6 (2?,4*)
44. Eastern Bluebird - 2 (1m,1f)
45. Veery - 5
46. Wood Thrush - 1
47. American Robin - 48 (2 juvenile)
48. Gray Catbird - 31
49. European Starling - 73
50. Cedar Waxwing - 18
51. House Sparrow - 93
52. House Finch - 7 (1m,4?,2*)
53. American Goldfinch - 27 (5m,3f,12?,7*)
54. Louisiana Waterthrush - 4 (New Census High - previous was 2 on
07/2011, 07/2013, 05/2014, 06/2014, 05/2015 & 07/2016)
55. Common Yellowthroat - 33 (m) (one male feeding a juvenile
Brown-headed Cowbird)
56. Hooded Warbler - 5 (4m,1?)
57. American Redstart - 2 (m)
58. Yellow Warbler - 11 (6m,2f,3 juvenile)
59. Yellow-throated Warbler - 6 (m)
60. Eastern Towhee - 2 (m)
61. Chipping Sparrow - 3
62. Song Sparrow - 80 (1 juvenile)
63. Swamp Sparrow - 19
64. Scarlet Tanager - 6 (m) (one male feeding a juvenile Brown-headed
Cowbird)
65. Northern Cardinal - 43 (25m,5f,6*,7 juvenile)
66. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 5 (4m,1f)
67. Indigo Bunting - 22 (21m,1f)
68. Red-winged Blackbird - 68 (37m,28f,3 juvenile)
69. Common Grackle - 34
70. Baltimore Oriole - 8 (2m,4f,2 juvenile)

Unidentified Passerines - 18

III. REPTILES: 4 SPECIES.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 2
2. Red-eared Turtle - 1
3. Midland Painted Turtle - 57
4. Eastern Spiny Softshell - 8


IV. AMPHIBIANS: 4 SPECIES.

1. American Toad - 3 (heard only)
2. Gray Treefrog - 2 (heard only)
3. Bullfrog - 3 (2 heard only)
4. Green Frog - 40 (37 heard only)


V. FISHES: 4 SPECIES.

1. Common Shiner - 20 (First July Record on Census)
2. Largemouth Bass - 2
3. Bluegill - 3
4. Pumpkinseed - 2


VI. BUTTERFLIES: 6 SPECIES.

1. Cabbage Butterfly - 40
2. Clouded Sulphur - 1
3. Summer Azure - 1
4. Great Spangled Fritillary - 4
5. Red Admiral - 1
6. Eyed Brown - 4


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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