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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.
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- March 20th 5:30pm – Pre-meeting Bird Walk. Meet at the South Facing Balcony of the Exploration Gateway to walk East.
- March 20th 7:00pm – Regular Monthly Meeting – Topic will be “Songs from the Pond: an Amphibian Serenade” by Lisa Rainsong. Birds aren’t the only singers in the spring! From the earliest songs of Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers to the endlessly entertaining songs of Green Frogs, Bullfrogs and American Toads, there’s always something to hear from the ponds and wetlands. We’ll look and listen to songs of NE Ohio’s frogs and toads from the initial ice melt of March through the early summer songs of June. There may be a few more singers that you realized! Lisa Rainsong holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a member of CIM’s music theory faculty. A soprano as well as a teacher and composer, she sings with the professional early music ensemble Quire Cleveland. Lisa also earned a Naturalist Certificate from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where her study focused on field experience. She now teaches birdsong classes and does field recording of bird songs and insect songs. In addition, she does field research on crickets and katydids – research work that is done primarily by ear- and has created an online field guide: Listening to Insects https://www.listeningtoinsects.com/. Her recordings and photos can be found on her blog, Listening in Nature at listeninginnature.blogspot.com.
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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!
- March 19th 7:30pm – 8:30pm – Woodcock Walk – Wilderness Center/ Wilmot – Join TWC Bird Club at dusk to listen for the American Woodcock’s vocal “Peent” preceding the most spectacular aerial courtship display. Dress warmly and meet in TWC parking lot to listen and watch. Click here for more information
- March 21st 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Nature Series: Bald Eagle – Stark Parks/ Eagle Observation Walborn Reservoir – Swing by the eagle observation deck located at 13600 Marlboro Ave. NE, in Alliance to catch a glimpse of the Stark Parks eagles and their nest. Learn about the history of bald eagles and their recovery to the ecosystem. Personal binoculars and spotting scope are welcome. Park staff will have scopes available for use. Click here for more information
- March 22nd 9:00am – 11:00am – Waterfowl Watch – Summit Metroparks/ Summit Lake – New and experienced birdwatchers can view ducks, geese and other water birds during spring migration. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Click here for more information
- March 22nd 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Waterfowl for World Water Day – Summit Metroparks/ Nimisila Reservoir – Nimisila Reservoir is an important migration stopover for a multitude of waterfowl. Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist to look for ducks and other waterfowl as we celebrate World Water Day in collaboration with Manchester High School! From 5 to 7 p.m., students will host a variety of free water-related activities in the cafeteria of the high school located at 437 W. Nimisila Rd. in Akron. Click here for more information
- March 23rd 9:30am – 11:30am – Overflowing with Fowl – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike to the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant outflow in search of winter waterfowl and other feathered friends along the way. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
- March 23rd 10:00am – 11:30am – Heron Open House – Summit Metroparks/ Bath Road Heronry – Celebrate the return of great blue herons while viewing them through spotting scopes and binoculars. Meet at the Bath Road Heronry on Bath Road between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads in Akron. Click here for more information
- March 23rd 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Owl Prowl – Summit Metroparks/ Cascade Valley Metropark – Explore for owls with a naturalist after an informative presentation. Patience and silence are essential when prowling for owls. Program for ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. Click here for more information
- March 24th 9:30am – 11:00am – Waterfowl Migration Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – The end of March is the perfect time to get to our Great Lake and watch waterfowl. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder scanning for ducks and other water birds. We may even move east to another location. Meet at Wildwood Pedestrian Bridge parking lot. Click here for more information
- March 24th 9:30am- 12:00pm – Bird Banding at Rock River Nature Center – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Learn about bird banding, an essential tool for learning about species populations, and see intricate details of birds as we capture and band them. Program will be cancelled during rain. Drop in any time during listed hours. Click here for more information
- March 24th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Winter Bird Banding – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – See live songbirds and science in action during a bird banding demonstration. Banding takes place inside the Visitors Center. Bird banding is canceled in the event of rain, snow, or temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Click here for more information
- March 26th 8:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Learn what bird banding is all about! During these programs a certified bander will be setting up nets to catch birds. Once the birds are caught, they will be examined and then banded before they are released back into the wild. Visitors are welcome in the Wildlife Conservation Center classroom anytime during the event to watch the process and learn about birds, banding and why it is important. Click here for more information
- March 26th 7:30pm – 8:30pm – Owl Prowl – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center -Have you ever wondered what goes on in the parks after dark? We will meet some of our nocturnal education ambassadors and take a leisurely hike in the Cottonwood Wetlands searching for resident owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Click here for more information
- March 27th 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. Meet at Lakefront Administration parking lot, 8701 Lakeshore Boulevard, Cleveland 44108. Click here for more information
- March 27th 10:00am – 11:30am – Waterfowl Watch – Summit Metroparks/ Tinkers Creek – Spring is a great time to view ducks, geese and other water birds. New and experienced birdwatchers can join Naturalist Elizabeth Kresse for a chance to view these birds during spring migration. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Click here for more information
- March 27th 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Woodcock Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Big Creek Reservation – Is it a Labrador twister, a bogsucker, or a mudesnipe? Join Naturalist Patti Donnellan as we search for the fascinating bird known as the American woodcock. Witness the males performing their sky dancing courtship displays in hopes to attract a mate! Beyer’s Pond Trailhead. Click here for more information
- March 28th 8:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Learn what bird banding is all about! During these programs a certified bander will be setting up nets to catch birds. Once the birds are caught, they will be examined and then banded before they are released back into the wild. Visitors are welcome in the Wildlife Conservation Center classroom anytime during the event to watch the process and learn about birds, banding and why it is important. Click here for more information
- March 28th 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Woodcock Walk and Owl Prowl – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park Nature Center – Discover the amazing woodcock and attempt to witness the male bird’s spectacular courtship flight over nearby fields, then hike to search for owls. Patience and silence are essential. For ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. Click here for more information
- March 29th 7:45pm – 8:45pm – Woodcock Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ South Chagrin Reservation – Woodcocks are a secretive bird with a rather fantastic mating display. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to learn about the special adaptations of this mysterious bird and see their spectacular “sky dance.” Meet at Jackson Field parking lot. Click here for more information
- March 30th 8:00am- 3:30pm – Shreve Spring Migration Sensation – Shreve, Ohio – It’s always a good time to visit the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area, but when knowledgeable birders, expert presenterss and peak spring migration combines, its going to be a great time! Welcome to Ohio’s largest inland marsh and a great day of fellowship within the birding community. Click here for more information
- March 30th 7:30pm – 8:30pm – Woodcock Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Each spring the male woodcock begins a nightly performance of calls and aerial dances to attract a mate. Join us as we listen for the ‘peents’ of this common but elusive bird and watch his “skydance.” Wear hiking footwear and dress for the weather.Registration ends March 29 at 3 p.m. Click here for more information
- March 31st 9:00am – 11:00am – Waterfowl Watch – Summit Metroparks/ Tinkers Creek – Spring is a great time to view ducks, geese and other waterfowl. New and experienced birdwatchers can join us during the migration. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Click here for more information
- March 31st 9:30am – 11:30am – Hawk & Songbird Survey – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to survey migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures and songbirds on the Lake Erie shoreling. Hundreds to thousands of migratory birds use the lakefront as a guide on their northern treks. 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