Date: 5/7/18 5:34 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
*MAY 05, 2018 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY TOWPATH TRAIL MONTHLY CENSUS.*
*ROUTE*: Towpath Trail from Red Lock Trailhead south to Merriman Valley.
*TIME*: 6:20am - 6:10pm *TEMP.*: 46 ~ 76 ~ 74
*COND.*: Cool early, warming and turning sunny and pleasant; mostly cloudy
from 11:30am on.
*TRAIL COND.*: Perfect; the bridge in Boston is still out, but they're
allowing access around it via the old parking lot east of Boston Store; the
first bridge south of Deep Lock has metal plates
over the creek, allowing access to continue down the trail; the second
bridge south of Deep Lock is still out, had to leave trail where the
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad crosses Riverview
Rd. and re-join the trail after crossing that creek via the roadway; the
bridge over Furnace Run is still out, so we detoured onto the Valley Trail
to Riverview Rd. and through Szalay's Farm
Market to Bolanz Rd. *RIVER COND.*: Just about normal. *FT.MI.*: 13.63
*OBS.*: John Henry, Christopher Medvedeff (Red Lock Trailhead to Boston
Trailhead; Hunt Farm Trailhead to Ira Trailhead),
Mark Medvedeff (Red Lock Trailhead to Boston Trailhead), Douglas W. Vogus.

*I. MAMMALS*: 7 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 3
2. Eastern Chipmunk - 36
3. Eastern Gray Squirrel - 4
4. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 6
5. Red Squirrel - 17
6. Common Muskrat - 1
7. White-tailed Deer - 6 (5 doe,1 unknown)


*II. BIRDS*: 97 SPECIES, (1 SPECIES NEW TO CENSUS), 1,040 TOTAL BIRDS.
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not sexed)

1. Canada Goose - 49 (8 goslings, 2 nests - one with 4 eggs)
2. Wood Duck - 3 (2m,1f)
3. Mallard - 9 (7m,2f)
4. Rock Pigeon - 1
5. Mourning Dove - 22
6. Chimney Swift - 14
7. Virginia Rail - 1
8. KIlldeer - 6
9. Spotted Sandpiper - 5
10. Solitary Sandpiper - 3
11. Ring-billed Gull - 1
12. Great Blue Heron - 29
13. Green Heron - 4
14. Turkey Vulture - 13
15. Osprey - 1 (south of Peninsula over the Cuyahoga River and headed
south)
16. Cooper's Hawk - 1 (f)
17. Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
18. Broad-winged Hawk - 5 (one male called for female and gave her a
large bullfrog) (New Census High - previous was 2 on 06/2012, 08/2013,
09/2015 & 08/2016)
19. Red-tailed Hawk - 8 (Yellow Creek nest is active)
20. Belted Kingfisher - 2 (1?,1*)
21. Red-headed Woodpecker - 5 (4 at Stanford Swamp & 1 along Cuyahoga
River at the Akron Compost Facility) (New Census High - previous was 4 on
09/2015)
22. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 14 (2m,1f,2?,9*)
23. Downy Woodpecker - 10 (2m,3f,1?,4*)
24. Hairy Woodpecker - 3 (1m,1f,1*)
25. Northern Flicker - 6 (1m,2f,3*)
26. Pileated Woodpecker - 2 (1?,1*)
27. Peregrine Falcon - 1 (m - "Trailblazer" at the Ohio Turnpike bridge)
28. Acadian Flycatcher - 2
29. Eastern Phoebe - 4
30. Great Crested Flycatcher - 5
31. Eastern Kingbird - 4
32. White-eyed Vireo - 1
33. Yellow-throated Vireo - 3
34. Blue-headed Vireo - 1
35. Warbling Vireo - 19
36. Red-eyed Vireo - 4
37. Blue Jay - 21
38. American Crow - 13
39. Tree Swallow - 11 (1 nest)
40. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 23 (1 nest)
41. Barn Swallow - 5
42. Black-capped Chickadee - 16
43. Tufted Titmouse - 16
44. White-breasted Nuthatch - 10 (5m,1f,3?,1*)
45. House Wren - 5
46. Carolina Wren - 18 (Tied Census High from 11/2017)
47. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 9 (3m,2f,1?,3*)
48. Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 9 (4f,5?) (New Census High - previous was 3
on 10/2010, 04/2012 & 11/2012)
49. Eastern Bluebird - 3 (2m,1f)
50. Veery - 1
51. Swainson's Thrush - 5
52. Wood Thrush - 3
53. American Robin - 36 (3 nests)
54. Gray Catbird - 32
55. European Starling - 16
56. Cedar Waxwing - 1
57. House Sparrow - 19
58. House Finch - 4 (1m,3*)
59. American Goldfinch - 24 (14m,7f,3*)
60. Ovenbird - 3 (New Census High - previous was 2 on 05/2011 & 05/2014)
61. Louisiana Waterthrush - 1
62. Northern Waterthrush - 9 (New Census High - previous was 5 on
05/2012)
63. Blue-winged Warbler - 3 (m)
64. Black-and-white Warbler - 5 (m) (New Census High - previous was 4
on 05/2011)
65. Tennessee Warbler - 1 (f)
66. Nashville Warbler - 3 (m)
67. Common Yellowthroat - 16 (m)
68. Hooded Warbler - 5 (m)
69. American Redstart - 2 (m)
70. Northern Parula - 2 (m)
71. Magnolia Warbler - 1 (m)
72. Bay-breasted Warbler - 1 (f)
73. Blackburnian Warbler - 1 (m)
74. Yellow Warbler - 48 (39m,7f,2?)
75. Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3 (m)
76. Black-throated Blue Warbler - 1 (m)
77. Palm Warbler - 8 (New Census High - previous was 6 on 05/2011)
78. Yellow-rumped Warbler - 38 (28m,10f)
79. Yellow-throated Warbler - 8 (7m,1f)
80. Black-throated Green Warbler - 5 (4m,1f)
81. Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 (along northern edge of the Boston Horse
Pasture) (New Species on Census - now at 183 Species since 01/01/2010)
82. Eastern Towhee - 3 (2m,1*)
83. Chipping Sparrow - 2
84. Field Sparrow - 4
85. Song Sparrow - 46 (1 nest under construction)
86. Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
87. Swamp Sparrow - 16
88. White-throated Sparrow - 20
89. White-crowned Sparrow - 6
90. Northern Cardinal - 40 (34m,5f,1*)
91. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 7 (3m,1f,3*)
92. Indigo Bunting - 2 (m)
93. Red-winged Blackbird - 63 (47m,16f)
94. Common Grackle - 41
95. Brown-headed Cowbird - 23 (15m,8f)
96. Orchard Oriole - 3 (2m,1f)
97. Baltimore Oriole - 19 (18m,1f)

Unidentified Warblers - 2
Unidentified Passerines - 14

*III. REPTILES*: 8 SPECIES, (1 SPECIES NEW TO CENSUS), 1 DEAD.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 9
2. Stinkpot - 1 (in canal just south of Ohio Turnpike bridge) (Tied
Census High from 06/2017)
3. Red-eared Turtle - 15 (New Census High - previous was 8 on 05/2016)
4. Midland Painted Turtle - 228
5. Eastern Spiny Softshell - 11
6. Northern Water Snake - 3 (New Census High - previous was 2 on
05/2013)
7. Eastern Garter Snake - 1
8. Black Rat Snake - 1 (about 3&1/2-feet long between the Peninsula
Tunnel & Lock 30) (New Reptile on Census - now at 9 Species since
01/01/2010)

X. Northern Brown Snake - 1 (dead on Towpath Trail)

*IV. AMPHIBIANS*: 6 SPECIES, (1 SPECIES NEW TO CENSUS).

1. Red-spotted Newt / Red Eft - 1 (in Lock 30 north of Peninsula -
appeared ready to go terrestrial) (New Amphibian on Census - now at 9
Species since 01/01/2010)
2. American Toad - (1 along trail plus many calling)
3. Northern Spring Peeper - 6 (calling)
4. Gray Treefrog - 1 (calling)
5. Bullfrog - 2
6. Green Frog - 3


*V. FISHES*: 6 SPECIES.

1. Central Mudminnow - 2 (last month's mystery fish is this species,
giving us 18 Species since 01/01/2010. These are present in Lock 28, a.k.a.
"Deep Lock")
2. Golden Shiner - 2
3. Creek Chub - 3
4. Largemouth Bass - 1
5. Bluegill - 2
6. Pumpkinseed - 2


*VI. BUTTERFLIES*: 2 SPECIES.

1. Cabbage Butterfly - 11
2. Question Mark - 1


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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