Welcome

WELCOME TO THE CANTON AUDUBON SOCIETY (CAS)

MISSION STATEMENT

The Canton Audubon Society mission is to promote the enjoyment, protection, and conservation of birds, wildlife, plants and their habitat in order to maintain Earth’s biodiversity

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

The Canton Audubon Society is dedicated to welcoming every one of all races, ethnicities, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. To accomplish this the local organization will identify obstacles and improve opportunities for diverse audiences to pursue nature activities.

WHAT’S TO COME

Meetings/Programs on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

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A pre-meeting outing to look for birds will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the rear of the Exploration Gateway, using the flat, crushed limestone trail and boardwalk behind the building. The Exploration Gateway has accessible parking, accessible restrooms, and an elevator to take guests to the trail and nearby wooden boardwalk, and to the meeting room on the lower level.

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

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GET INVOVLED
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CAS UPCOMING EVENTS

  • October 8th 9:00am – October Big Day Bird Walk/ Birdability Walk – Wildlife Conservation Center (WCC) at Sippo Lake, 800 Genoa Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44646. Trails behind the center are mostly flat with packed gravel. Meet in WCC parking lot. *Birdability Week is October 17-23.
  • October 19th 5:30pm – Pre-meeting Meet and Greet with Wildlife Conservation Center Bats – Meet at the atrium of the Wildlife Conservation Center – Bird walk at the Cottonwood Wetlands, if time permits. 
  • October 19th 7:00pm – Ohio Bats – Wilderness Center Staff – Ohio’s bats have been through a lot in the last decade. This program will look at the life histories of common Ohio bats, discuss the impacts of White Nose Syndrome, and explore ways that you can help. *October is Bat Appreciation Month! 
  • All programs are held at the Exploration Gateway (Stark Parks’ Facility at Sippo Lake) 5712 12th Street NW, Canton 44708.
Monthly bird walks are held just before the meetings March – October.
Everything we do is open to the public. Please join us!

OTHER LOCAL BIRDING EVENTS

  • October 2nd 10:00am – 11:00am – Bird Feeding Basics Drop-By – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – As chilly weather approaches, birds will be seeking out extra food sources. Find out about feeders and foods that will attract birds to your yard through the winter during this drop-by at the bird feeding window. Click here for more information
  • October 2nd 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Meet and Owl – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Join Naturalist Tyler McClain to meet live owls! Learn about these amazing creatures and enjoy the chance to see and touch feathers, skulls, and talons. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • October 5th 7:30am – 9:00am – Bird Walk for Beginners – Cleveland Metroparks/ Big Creek Reservation – Enjoy a fall morning and take a casual stroll with a naturalist around the Lake Isaac loop to look for an learn how to identify the birds that we find along the way. Limited binoculars available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • October 5th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Spooky Walk and Talk – Owls – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – It’s spooky season! With their large eyes and haunting calls, it is no wonder that owls are often on our minds this time of year. We’ll chat about these spooky species- their habits, habitat, and even dispel a few myths. Then we’ll visit the trails near the Wildlife Conservation Center while we look and listen for the spooky species of the evening, and even get a glimpse of our own owl ambassadors. Flashlights are welcome, but for the comfort and safety of our nocturnal friends, we ask that all lights be red. Please leave all furry friends at home. Click here for more information
  • October 8th 9:00am – 10:00am – Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – A great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the woods and wetlands around the nature center. Led by Marty Calabrese. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • October 9th 8:00am – 5:00pm – The Big Sit – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – It’s a “tailgate party for birders” with the objective to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard inside a 17-ft count circle. Last year we tallied 36 species from our lawn chairs at the North Woods! Join us for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours during this annual, international, noncompetitive birding event. Click here for more information
  • October 9th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of Acacia – Cleveland Metroparks/ Acacia Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a walk through the meadows in search of avian residents and visitors in this suburban oasis. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at the trailhead kiosk near the parking lot. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • October 9th 10:00am – 11:00am – Waterbird Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Huntington Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield along the shore of the Lake Erie for a waterbird count. We’ll scour migrating groups of ducks, geese, gulls and other waterbirds and eBird our finding. Meet by the restrooms on the north side of Lake Road. Click here for more information
  • October 26th – 9:00am – 10:30am – Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ South Chagrin Reservation – A great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the fields and forests along the Chagrin River. Led by Marty Calabrese. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information

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Stark Parks: Link

TWC: The Wilderness Center Link

HBNC: Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center Link

SMP: Summit Metro Parks Link

CVNP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Link

CMP: Cleveland Metroparks Link

Beech Creek Gardens Link

 
 

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