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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CAS UPCOMING EVENTS

  • September 21st 5:30pm – Pre-Meeting Bird Walk – Meet on the south facing balcony of the Exploration Gateway.
  • September 21st 7:00pm – Birds of Tanzania – Jeffrey Hall – Renowned as a site for wildlife safaris, the East African nation of Tanzania should be equally well known for its avifauna. Locations such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and Zanzibar offer the bird enthusiast the opportunity to see a remarkable variety of birds. Some are big…some are beautiful…some are bizarre…and some are all three at once! “Birds of Tanzania” will introduce many of the most notable of these birds, sharing not only stunning photos, but also facts, anecdotes, and even legends about theseamazing creatures. Jeffrey is President of Bartramian Audubon Society. 
  • 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.
  • 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

  • August 28th 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Purple Martins from Shore – Summit Metroparks/ Nimisila Reservoir – Observe a fascinating bird spectacle as purple martins return by the thousands to their roosts for the evening.  Click here for more information
  • September 4th 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Meet an 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 feathers, skulls, and talons. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • September 10th 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Owl Drink to that (21+) – Stark Parks/ Tam O’shanter – Thirsty for kn-owl-edge and a cold beverage? At 7:00 p.m. we’ll meet Stark Parks’ live owl ambassadors, learn about Ohio’s native owl species, and how to see and hear them safely inside the Tam O’Shanter Clubhouse. Drinks & snacks will be available for purchase. At 8:00 p.m., we’ll head to the patio to find out hoo’s out there at night! Put on your listening ears! We’ll be listening for owl calls and watching the evening sky for owls heading out to hunt. This program is for participants who are 21 and over. Click here for more information
  • September 10th 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
  • September 11th 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
  • September 11th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Bird Walk – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – A guided bird walk to search for summer residents fueling up before migration and fall migrants resting and feeding before continuing their journey south. Bring your binoculars, or loaner binoculars are available. *Registration required. Click here for more information
  • September 14th 9:00am – 10:30am – Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ North 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
  • September 17th 8:00am – 11:00am – Shorebird Excursion – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Every fall, thousands of shorebirds migrate through Ohio. The mud flats of nearby reservoirs are a great place to observe the birds. Several species may be seen including sandpipers, plovers, ducks, gulls and herons. Please wear appropriate footwear for muddy areas. The location of the program will be determined a few days prior based on local conditions. *Register for notification and directions. Click here for more information
  • September 17th, October 15th, November 12th – Beginning Birding: 3-Part Series – The Wilderness Center, Wilmot – Are you inspired by birds, and wanting to learn more? The Wilderness Center has the perfect opportunity for you! Join us for a 3-part course that will teach you all you need to successfully enjoy birding. Led by Jason Larson, a local birding expert and the Executive Director of the Richland County Park District, each session of the course features in-depth content paired with application on the beautiful trails at The Wilderness Center. Cost is $12 to $75. Click here for more information
  • September 18th 9:30am – 10:30am – Fall Migration Blast – Cleveland Metroparks/ Wendy Park – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek migrating birds and butterflies at Wendy Park. We’ll scour the woodlot for warblers, thrushes, flycatchers and more, and look for Monarchs. Meet in the paved parking lot just east of the marina. Click here for more information
  • September 22nd 8:00am – 9:30am – Quarry Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Deep Lock Quarry – Bring your binoculars to witness the fall migration with a naturalist. As they say, the early bird gets the worm! Click here for more information
  • September 24th 9:00am – 10:30am – Raptor Identification Basics – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – It’s a bird, it’s a plane…what the heck is it? Join a naturalist to discover how to identify hawks and other raptors in flight and perching in a tree or on a wire. Afterwards, we will hike a short distance in search of raptors in the wild. Click here for more information
  • September 24th 3:30pm – 4:30pm – All about Owls – Cleveland Metroparks/ Watershed Center -Owls are incredibly well adapted animals who have specialized traits to help them be effective hunters of the night. We will learn what adaptations help owls thrive in the wild and dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat. Whether you are young or old, you are sure to have a “hoot’ at this All About Owls program. Click here for more information 
  • September 25th 9:00am – 10:30am – First of Fall Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – In this time of transition, let’s see what birds we can find in the various habitats around Rocky River Nature Center. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • September 28th 9:00am – 10:30am – Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ North 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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