Field Trip to Roderick Reserve (SGL 314) on Sunday, October 20
Jim Wilson led this field trip to Erie County. The site is listed on the website of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology. The Ohio state line is the western border, and the Lake Erie shoreline forms the northern border for about 1.5 miles. This is one of the longest undeveloped beaches of Lake Erie's south shore.
Four SRAS members went on this outing, where we tallied 29 species. Birds seen were: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Winter Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, and American Goldfinch.
We all agreed that Roderick Reserve has great habitat and potential for birds - it's worth a return trip!