Accompany Blackbrook on Sunday, November 24th on 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 more birds.
October’s visit included four Carolina Wrens. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to see what the group will spot this month. 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 http://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.
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Pictured In Cover Photo: Grand River at Beaty Landing, photo by Becky Donaldson