Date: 9/2/17 7:59 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
SEPTEMBER 01, 2017 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.
HIKE: Red Lock Trailhead south to Merriman Valley. TIME: 6:40am - 4:40pm
TEMP.: 51F ~ 70F
COND.: Cool and cloudy; winds light and variable. TRAIL COND.: Ideal.
RIVER COND.: Low with many rock and sandbars exposed. FT.MI.: 13.63
OBS.: John Henry and Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 9 SPECIES.

1. Virginia Opossum - 1 (First September Record on Census)
2. Eastern Cottontail - 1
3. Eastern Chipmunk - 15
4. Woodchuck - 1
5. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 2
6. Red Squirrel - 9
7. American Beaver - 1
8. Common Muskrat - 1
9. White-tailed Deer - 2 (doe)


II. BIRDS: 60 SPECIES, 852 TOTAL BIRDS.
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not sexed)

1. Canada Goose - 35
2. Wood Duck - 20 (9m,11f)
3. Gadwall - 1 (m) (at Lock 29 Swamp in Peninsula; New Species on
Census - now at 181 Species since January 2010)
4. Mallard - 16 (5m,9f,2?)
5. Rock Pigeon - 1
6. Mourning Dove - 10
7. Chimney Swift - 64
8. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 5 (4f,1?) (New Census High - previous
was 4 on 09/2011 & 07/2016)
9. Killdeer - 12
10. Spotted Sandpiper - 3
11. Solitary Sandpiper - 3
12. Great Blue Heron - 3
13. Green Heron - 7 (3 juvenile)
14. Turkey Vulture - 10
15. Osprey - 4 (First September Record on Census; New Census High -
previous was 1 on eight other occasions)
16. Red-tailed Hawk - 1
17. Belted Kingfisher - 1 (m)
18. Red-headed Woodpecker - 3 (1 adult,2 juvenile)
19. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 6 (1m,1f,1 juvenile f,3*)
20. Downy Woodpecker - 10 (2m,1f,2?,5*)
21. Hairy Woodpecker - 4 (1f,3*)
22. Northern Flicker - 2 (?)
23. American Kestrel - 2 (m) (1 at Dover Lake Waterpark & 1 at the
Akron Water Pollution Control Station)
24. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 13 (1 adult feeding 2 side-by-side juveniles)
25. Eastern Phoebe - 7 (1 juvenile)
26. Yellow-throated Vireo - 1
27. Warbling Vireo - 2
28. Red-eyed Vireo - 4
29. Blue Jay - 23
30. American Crow - 19
31. Tree Swallow - 5
32. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 4
33. Barn Swallow - 12
34. Black-capped Chickadee - 25
35. Tufted Titmouse - 13 (2 juvenile)
36. White-breasted Nuthatch - 6 (2m,1f,3*)
37. House Wren - 3
38. Carolina Wren - 12
39. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 (?)
40. Eastern Bluebird - 1 (f)
41. American Robin - 101 (4 juvenile)
42. Gray Catbird - 28
43. European Starling - 46
44. Cedar Waxwing - 74
45. House Sparrow - 10
46. House Finch - 7 (1m,2f,1?,3*)
47. American Goldfinch - 46 (18m,11f,2?,12*,3 juvenile being fed by
female)
48. Tennessee Warbler - 2 (?)
49. Common Yellowthroat - 5 (2m,3*)
50. Hooded Warbler - 1 (m)
51. Magnolia Warbler - 3 (1m,2f)
52. Blackburnian Warbler - 1 (f)
53. Eastern Towhee - 1 (*)
54. Song Sparrow - 16
55. Swamp Sparrow - 2
56. Scarlet Tanager - 1 (m)
57. Northern Cardinal - 43 (13m,1 juvenile m,9f,1 juvenile f,13*,6
juvenile *)
58. Indigo Bunting - 8 (2m,2f,3*,1 juvenile)
59. Red-winged Blackbird - 42 (9m,3f,30?)
60. Common Grackle - 23

Unidentified Passerines - 16

III. REPTILES: 5 SPECIES.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 2
2. Red-eared Turtle - 3
3. Midland Painted Turtle - 24
4. Northern Water Snake - 1


IV. FISHES: 5 SPECIES.

1. Common Carp - 1
2. Creek Chub - 63
3. Common White Sucker - 4
4. Largemouth Bass - 2
5. Bluegill - 2


V. BUTTERFLIES: 3 SPECIES.

1. Cabbage Butterfly - 12
2. Monarch - 1
3. Silver-spotted Skipper - 1


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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