|WELCOME TO THE CANTON AUDUBON SOCIETY (CAS)
|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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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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CAS UPCOMING EVENTS
- February 14th – February 17th – Great Backyard Bird Count – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Join Nature Center staff and volunteers to count birds visiting the feeders outside the Visitors Center. A fun and educational activity that contributes data to one of the world’s biggest citizen science projects. Learn more at Great Backyard Bird Count February 14th 9:00am – 11:00am, February 15th 10:00am – 12:00pm, February 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm, February 17th 9:00am – 11:00am.
- February 19th 7:00pm – CAS Regular Meeting – “The Life and Times of the American Woodcock” presented by Heather Shaw, Regional Wildlife Biologist, Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society. The American Woodcock is not your typical shorebird. Rather than running on a sand beach or probing a mudflat, the woodcock haunts early successional forests and thickets especially. Many of us are familiar with or have watched the spring “sky dance” of the woodcock, but what about the rest of its life through the year? Biologist, Heather Shaw, will share with us a year in the life of the American Woodcock. A Central Michigan University graduate, with two years of conservation biology work experience in the Saginaw Valley. Shaw attended CMU for her undergraduate and master’s degrees, the latter focused on migratory bird stopover ecology and use of forested edge habitat. She works with state and federal agencies, private landowners, RGS/AWS chapters and others to maintain and improve young forest habitat — the kind that grows grouse, hosts woodcock and other game, and supports hunting traditions that are also among the group’s aims.
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- 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 4th – March 1st – Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm – 3:00pm – Bird in Hand – Beech Creek Botanical Gardens – Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens! Enjoy the fresh winter air as you explore the outdoors and connect with nature. Children will love exploring the Playviary filled with fun and educational bird-related activities. Visitors will also enjoy a warm outdoor fire, hot cocoa, and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this unique experience! General admission is $5 per person. Beech Creek members and children ages 2 and younger receive free admission. Click here for more information
- January 19th 11:00am – 4:00pm – Owl Hoot-enanny – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chagrin Reservation – Whooooo do you hear calling in the night? Join us to learn all about Ohio’s owls. Enjoy a day filled with live animal talks, owl prowl hikes and owl themed crafts and activities. Click here for more information
- January 19th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Coffee with the Chickadees – Stark Parks/ Exploration Gateway – Tired of the cold? Escape from the winter weather, enjoy a warm cup of coffee, and do some indoor bird watching through the windows of the Lily Pad Gift Shop. We will fill the bird feeding station just prior to the start of the event to have the birds flock to the feeders. Coffee and cocoa will be provided. Click here for more information
- January 24th 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 human-made oasis in search of our feathered friends. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Lakefront Administration Building parking lot. Click here for more information
- January 25th 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Whats that at your Bird Feeder – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Join a naturalist to learn the basics of feeding birds and their identification. We’ll discuss the best seed and feeders, and provide tips for identifying common winter birds. Learn about Project Feederwatch and how to try to keep the squirrels away! Click here for more information
- January 25th 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Bird Braniacs – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Birds are usually thought of as being birdbrained, but that’s only half the story. Crows, ravens and blue jays are part of a super-smart family of birds. Join us to learn about animal intelligence and test your own puzzle skills. Click here for more information
- January 26th 9:30am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding – Cleveland Metropark/ Rocky River Reservation – Better than binoculars, see intricate details of birds as we capture and band birds from the feeders. 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 a.m. and noon. Click here for more information
- January 26th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Winter Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Springfield Bog – Search for Ohio’s winter resident and migrant birds and learn amazing facts about these stone-cold survivors. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
- January 27th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Winter Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Not all birds head to warmer climates for the winter. Bring your binoculars and join Seasonal Naturalist Anthony Gazso for a walk and learn about the birds that brave our Northeast Ohio winters. Click here for more information
- January 27th 5:00pm – 6:30pm – 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, meet some of our nocturnal education ambassadors, then take a leisurely hike in the Cottonwood Wetlands searching for our resident owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Click here for more information
- January 31st 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Chickadee Feeding and Campfire – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Drop in and join a naturalist to experience the wonder of hand-feeding black-capped chickadees! Discover the fascinating features of this tiny, feathered friend while attempting to get one to feed from your hand. Seed will be provided. Enjoy a toasty campfire and marshmallows as well, while supplies last. 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