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

  • February 4th 9:00am – Groundhog Day Nature Walk – Sippo Cottonwood Wetlands – Join Canton Audubon member on a leisurely stroll around the cottonwood wetands. 
  • February 15th 6:00pmPre-meeting: Meet & greet the bats at the Wildlife Conservation Center at 6:00pm 
  • February 15th 7:00pm – Monthly CAS meeting – “Ohio Bats” by The Wilderness Center. 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. 
  • February 17th – 20th – Great Backyard Bird Count – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Come join us one or all days at the Nature Center counting birds inside for the annual event. Learn more about the event here Click here for more information 
  • 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

  • January 24th 6:30pm – 7:30am – Virtual Program: Where do Butterflies go in the Winter? – Summit Metroparks – Butterflies, dragonflies, bees and more! Where do these beautiful, beneficial “bugs” go when Ohio gets cold, and how do they make their way back in spring? Join us online to find out and learn how to make your yard insect-friendly as we await the warm days of spring. Zoom meeting ID: 838 5930 3833 Click here for more information
  • January 25th 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 
  • January 28th 8:30am – 9:30am – Coffee with the Birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Discover more about our winter resident birds while you enjoy a cup of coffee by the bird window. Coffee, tea and binoculars will be provided. * Also see event listing on Cleveland Metroparks Facebook. Click here for more information
  • January 28th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metorparks/ Liberty Park – Join a naturalist to see which birds visit our wildlife viewing area. Bring your favorite mug and any bird questions you may have. We’ll provide warm beverages and some birding insights. Afterwards, try your luck at helping “train the chickadees” to eat seed right from your hand! Click here for more information
  • January 29th 9:00am – 10:00am – Waterbird Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – 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. Meet in the parking lot closest to the Wildwood Pedestrian Bridge. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • January 29th 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Winter Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Summit Lake Nature Center – Come join a naturalist for a walk on the Towpath Trail around Summit Lake. Make sure to dress warmly and bring some binoculars as we learn about how birds adapt to winter. Click here for more information
  • February 1st – 8:00am – Photo Contest and Exhibit Open House – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Photo submissions for the Nature Center’s 21st Annual Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit will be accepted beginning in February 2023. There is still plenty of time to capture the perfect shot of your favorite subject, season, or landscape. Participation is free, but submissions are limited to nature photos captured in eastern Ohio, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River basin. Photographers must be amateurs. The contest requires photo submissions being printed at 8”x10” size and matted (no frame or glass). An artists’ reception and exhibit opening are scheduled for Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1-5 p.m. Contest details and entry forms will be available by February 1. Click here for more information
  • February 1st 9:30am – 11:00am – Big Creek Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Big Creek Reservation – Join a naturalist on a walk along Big Creek to search for birds. Binoculars available to borrow. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 3rd 8:30am – 9:30am – Coffee with the Birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Discover more about our winter resident birds while you enjoy a cup of coffee by the bird window. Coffee, tea and binoculars will be provided. Online registration required. * Also see event listing on Cleveland Metroparks Facebook. Click here for more information
  • February 4th – 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Join a naturalist to see which birds visit our wildlife viewing area. Bring your mug and any bird questions you may have. We’ll provide warm beverages and some birding insights. Afterwards, try your luck at helping “train the chickadees” to eat seed right from your hand! Click here for more information
  • February 5th 9:00am – 10:00am – Waterbird Watch – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – 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. Meet in the parking lot closest to the Wildwood Pedestrian Bridge. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 9th 7:00pm – 8:30pm – What’s That Warbler? – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Join Seasonal Naturalist Kyler Sonney for an in depth look at warbler ID in preparation for spring migration. Online registration required. 13 years & over. (20 spots available). Click here for more information
  • February 11th – 10:00am – 11;00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Join a naturalist to see which birds visit our wildlife viewing area. Bring your favorite mug and any bird questions you may have. We’ll provide warm beverages and some birding insights. Afterwards, try your luck at helping “train the chickadees” to eat seed right from your hand! Click here for more information
  • February 11th 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Bird Nerds : Woodpeckers – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Bird enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to join us in this series as we explore a new group of birds each month of the year. We’ll discuss adaptations, behavior, identification and more. After the presentation, we’ll hit the trail to practice what we learn. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • February 12th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of Acacia – Cleveland Metroparks/ Acacia Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a walk through the meadows in search of winter residents and migrants. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Wear footwear appropriate for walking on ice. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 12th 9:30am – 11:00am – Duck, Duck, Gull! – Cleveland Metroparks/ Towpath Trail – The songbirds may have flown south for the winter, but this is the perfect time of year to spot some migratory waterfowl. Join us for a hike as we explore the Cuyahoga River in search of ducks and gulls. *Meet at the Towpath trail near the parking lot at W.13th and Abbey Ave. Click here for more information
  • February 12th 12:00pm – 2:00pm – SuperbOwl Sunday – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park -Stop by before the big game to learn about these amazing birds and even meet a live owl ambassador! Enjoy hands-on activities in the nature center, make a craft, take a self-guided owl hike and even dissect a real owl pellet! “Whooo” is interested? Click here for more information 
  • February 16th 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Great Back Yard Bird Count and Feeder Workshop – Stark Parks/ Exploration Gateway -Celebrate 25 years of the Great Backyard Bird Count with Stark Parks! Meet some of our resident birds while finding out how to participate in this annual community science initiative from the comfort of your own home. We will also build platform bird feeders that will enhance your own backyard viewing experience. Feeder tips & tricks will be discussed. This year’s count officially takes place February 17-23. Let us help you prepare! All tools and supplies will be provided. Price includes 1 kit per family, and only one family members needs to register for the group. In the comment section during registration please let us know how many people will be in your group. Click here for more information 
  • February 16th 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Great Backyard Bird Count Eve – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Explore this special convergence of birds, citizen science and you! This time each year, the world comes together to watch, count and celebrate birds. You (yes, YOU) can participate, too! Click here for more information
  • February 17th 9:30am – 11:00am – Morning Bird Hike – Cleveland Metropark/ Lakefront Reservation – Join a naturalist for a morning bird hike along the lake. We will be searching for waterfowl, songbirds, and any other birds that may be spending time at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. Meet at Lakefront Administration Building parking lot. Click here for more information
  • February 18th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Join a naturalist to see which birds visit our wildlife viewing area. Bring your favorite mug and any bird questions you may have. We’ll provide warm beverages and some birding insights. Afterwards, try your luck at helping “train the chickadees” to eat seed right from your hand! Click here for more information
  • February 18th 10:00am – 11:30am – Winter Woodpeckers – Cleveland Metroparks/ West Creek Reservation – Wander the winter woods looking for woodpeckers. We’ll do our best to find five different species as we enjoy the wonderful woodlands of West Creek. No registration required.  Click here for more information
  • February 18th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Birds and Coffee – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Brush up on your bird identification skills and enjoy a cup of hot coffee as we watch for cardinals, woodpeckers, and other birds through our one-way glass windows. Meet at the Nature Education Building behind the nature center. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 18th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Feed the Chickadees – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Drop by anytime from 1-3 p.m. to get a hands-on, close encounter with some of Ohio’s winter birds! Dress warm and bring a camera. Seed will be provided. Click here for more information
  • February 19th 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
  • February 22nd 9:00 – 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
  • February 23rd  – 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Woodpecker Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Northeast Ohio is home to 7 woodpecker species, five of which reside here year-round. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a search for these year-round residents. How many species will we spot today? Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 24th 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Birding for Beginners – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Join Seasonal Naturalist Kyler Sonney to learn the fundamentals of birding. No registration required. 13 years and over. Click here for more information
  • February 24th 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Frozen Feathers – Cleveland Metroparks/ Big Creek Reservation – Explore the frozen forest in search of owls! Our feathered friends could be hooting up a storm as February marks the breeding season for a few of our local species. Dress warmly and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate as we look and listen in the winter night forest. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 25th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Join a naturalist to see which birds visit our wildlife viewing area. Bring your favorite mug and any bird questions you may have. We’ll provide warm beverages and some birding insights. Afterwards, try your luck at helping “train the chickadees” to eat seed right from your hand! Click here for more information
  • February 26th 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Back Yards Gone Wild : DIY Bluebird Boxes – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Join a naturalist to kick off this monthly series focused on creating nature-friendly backyards. This month we will learn about cavity-nesting birds such as chickadees, bluebirds and wrens. After a short presentation, participants can make a bluebird box to take home, free of charge, courtesy of Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Participants must register to reserve a kit, limit one per household. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/17: 330-865-8065. Click here for more information
  • February 28th 9:30am – 10:30am – Brookside Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brookside Reservation – Join a naturalist on a walk through Brookside Reservation to search for birds. Binoculars available to borrow. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • February 28th 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Hoot Camp – Stark Parks/ Fry Family Park – It’s time to train-your ears! Bring yourself or your squad along and report for owl duty at the Fry Family Park Visitor Center. Exercises will focus on how to identify as well as learning when and where to listen for owl calls. Live owl ambassadors will also be joining us for the evening. Listening drills will follow and can be conducted outdoors or indoors using a live speaker system. Search and reconnaissance has documented hearing screech, barred, and great horned owls at this location. Trainees interested in listening outdoors will need to dress for the weather and may want to bring along a camp chair to sit on the back porch. Before reporting, you may want to install the free Merlin Bird ID app from Cornell University onto your phone at merlin.allaboutbirds.org. A duplicate Hoot Camp will be held on March 9th at the Wildlife Conservation Center. 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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