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Meetings/Programs on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.
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All are welcome to all our events! They are free, educational and community-centered.
Join us for bird walks! They continue through the fall and occur just before each monthly meeting.
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- November 16th 9:00am – CAS Bird Walk with Walsh student birding group. Meet at the Hoover Connector Trail in North Canton for an early morning bird walk. Park at the Hoover Communicty Recreation Complex. Click here for map to parking lot
- November 20th 5:30pm CAS Pre-meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the south facing balcony. Walk will head east towards the marina.
- November 20th 7:00pm – CAS Regular Monthly Meeting – Topic will be “Migration All Around Us: How Birds Navigate the Americas.” For some five billion individual birds, a trip to Central or South America from North America is an essential and stunning annual accomplishment. Why do birds undertake this grueling trip? How do they find their way to wintering grounds they have never seen before? What makes Blackpoll Warbler one of the most impressive species in the world? This talk will detail how ornithologists study the phenomenon of migration. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a key partner in the Lights Out Cleveland effort, which monitors bird-building collisions during migration. The result of that work will be presented, including insights from rehabilitating birds as well as a new discovery from the collisions patterns across the city. Presented by Andy Jones. Dr. Andy Jones is an expert on birds and their evolutionary history. He specializes in comparative phylogeography, a field that compares the geographic patterns of genetic variation among populations of a species with those of other species occupying the same habitat. These comparisons can answer questions about how ecological and evolutionary processes have influenced the distribution of species across a geographic region. The patterns of genetic variation can also determine the relatedness of populations within a species, in some cases showing that a single species is actually two or more.
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We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm. Programs are at 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!
- November 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16th 6:00pm – 11:00pm – In search of Owls – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – This fall marks the fifth year of the Nature Center’s Northern Saw-whet owl (NSOW) banding project. From October through November, bird bander and Nature Center volunteer Al Eibel and the Nature Center’s program manager set up mist nets and play an audio lure beginning at sunset in an attempt to capture one of North America’s smallest (and cutest) owls for banding and release. NSOW reside in forests across a large swath of the northern U.S. and Canada during the summer and migrate south in late fall in search of a place to spend the winter. The Nature Center’s banding effort coincides with the timing of NSOW fall migration. Banding and release of these birds contributes to a growing volume of knowledge about their migration routes, life span, and basic morphology. If you would like an opportunity to see a NSOW, join us on one of the following evenings. There is no guarantee of seeing an owl on any given date, but these dates are in the window of time when birds are traditionally caught during fall migration. There is plenty of information to share about encounters with owls in previous seasons, but attendees should also bring a book or favorite Wi-Fi enabled device to occupy time between net checks. These are drop-in events, so your attendance is not required for the duration of the evening; come for an hour or two or stay the entire evening. Interested participants are asked to register with their intention to attend so that we may be able to contact people in the event of a cancellation. Click here for more information
- November 10th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of Acacia – Cleveland Metroparks/ Acacia Reservation – The ever-changing landscape of Acacia Reservation offers great birding opportunities. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we search for a bounty of birds. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at the kiosk. Click here for more information
- November 10th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Fill your mug with a warm beverage and sit fireside for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area. We will find out why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Coffee and tea are provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
- November 12th 9:00am – 11:00am – Adventures in Birding – Stark Parks/ Fry Family Park – Take a leisurely hike along the trails at Fry Family Park as we search for native and migratory bird species. Please bring your own binoculars. We will meet at the shelter. Click here for more information
- November 12th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – The Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is a well-known haven for birds. Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike through this man-made oasis in search of our feathered friends. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
- November 15th 9:00am – 11:00am – Waterfowl Watch – Summit Metroparks/ Summit Lake – New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist to search for waterfowl during the fall migration. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Click here for more information
- November 16th 9:00am – 11:00am – Breakfast with the birds – The Wilderness Center/ Wilmot – Join The Wilderness Center Bird Club in the observation room for coffee, juice and breakfast treats to watch/count birds from the cool of the indoors – don’t forget your camera! Click here for more information
- November 16th 11:00am – 12:00pm – Family Backyard Birdfeeding – The Wilderness Center/ Wilmot – Bring your kids your grandchildren or even your neighbor kids for a fun and interesting look at backyard birding. Learn more about our feathered friends, their habits and how to attract them to YOUR yard! After the program, we will make PINECONE BIRDFEEDERS for everyone to take home. Note: the feeders are made with peanut butter, so please let us know if anyone has a peanut allergy, and we will provide an alternative. Click here for more information
- November 17th 9:30am – 10:30am – Waterbird Survey – Cleveland Metroparks/ Huntington Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to count migrating mergansers, other ducks, loons, grebes, gulls and more. Meet by the water tower. Click here for more information
- November 17th 9:30am – 11:00am – Birds along the Creek – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – Fall and winter months provide wonderful opportunities to learn resident bird species. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder along the Euclid Creek corridor in search of our wonderful winter residents. Click here for more information
- November 19th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birding the Canal – Cleveland Metroparks/ Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we walk the towpath in search of the birds that make Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation their home. Click here for more information
- November 19th 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Owl Prowl – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Have you ever wondered what goes on in the parks after dark? Meet at the Wildlife Conservation Center, get to know some of our nocturnal education ambassadors, then take a leisurely hike in the Cottonwood Wetlands searching for our resident owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Click here for more information
- November 23rd 10:00am – 11:30am – Birding Brookside – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brookside Reservation – Enjoy a walk through one of Cleveland’s oldest urban parks while we keep an eye out for birds. Binoculars available to borrow. Click here for more information
- November 23rd 10:00am – 12:00pm – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Fill your mug with a warm beverage and sit fireside for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area. Discover why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Coffee and tea are provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
- November 24th 9:30am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Better than binoculars, see intricate details of birds as we capture and band birds from the feeder. Learn about bird banding, an essential tool for learning about our feathered friends. Program will be cancelled during rain. Drop in any time between 9:30 and noon. Click here for more information
- November 24th 9:30am – 11:00am – Wildwood Waterbird Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – November marks a crucial time for waterbird migration. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder scanning the lake and break walls for mergansers, other ducks, and gulls that benefit from the huge numbers of fish under the water. We may move farther east to check out a second location. Meet at Wildwood Pedestrian Bridge parking lot. Click here for more information
- November 24th 10:00am – 11:00am – Waterbird Survey – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield in search of gulls, loons, grebes, and scores of migrating ducks. Meet by the fishing pier. Click here for more information
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