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

  • May 14th 9:00am – Global Big Day CAS Bird Walk at Hoover Park Connector Trail. Meet in the
    Hoover Park parking lot. The gravel trail, flat in some areas, is located directly across from Walsh University, E. Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720. Binoculars will be available. Click here for more information on the park
  • May 18th 5:30pm – Pre – Meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the south facing balcony of the Exploration Gateway
  • May 18th 7:00pm – CAS Monthly Meeting – “Migration through Northern Ohio” by Nancy Howell. Learn about Ohio’s geologic history and how landscapes, weather conditions and habitat in northern Ohio have shaped bird migration. Nancy is an educator, now retired from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She is a board member for Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, leads walks for the organization, treasurer for COAC, and is the compiler for the Lakewood Christmas Bird Count. Nancy has been a bird watcher since she was eight years old.
  • 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

  • Sundays April 10th – May 15th 7:30am – 10:00am – Audubon Spring Bird Walk Series – Bedford – Northern Ohio is one of the best places to witness spring bird migration, one of nature’s greatest annual journeys. The series is held for 6 consecutive Sundays in April & May. Meet at Hemlock Creek Picnic Area, off Button Rd. Bedford. Concurrent bird walks also in Canalway, Hinkley, Lake Isaac, North Chagrin, Rocky River, Station Rd. Click here for more information
  • May 9th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville, OH for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trail head on Pinevale Ave., Louisville, OH. Canceled for inclement weather. Group size limited. *Registration required Click here for more information
  • May 11th 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. No registration required. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. Click here for more information
  • May 12th 8:00am – 10:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Bring your binoculars and look for migrant and year-round birds on a slow-paced walk. All levels of birders are welcome. Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve: 8701 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland 44108 Click here for more information
  • May 13th 7:30am – 9:30am – Warbler Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Valley View – New and experienced birders: join Summit Metro Parks and the Greater Akron Audubon Society to spot warblers and other neotropical migrants along the Cuyahoga River during peak migration. We’ll also learn how to support our feathered friends during their epic journey north. Please bring your joy of birds, binoculars and a bird guide. Click here for more information
  • May 13th 12:00pm – 2:00pm Heron Open House – Summit Metroparks/ Bath Road Heronry – Join a naturalist to observe the nesting behaviors of one of Ohio’s largest birds, the great blue heron, through our binoculars and spotting scopes. Meet at the Bath Road Heronry on Bath Rd., between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads in Akron Click here for more information
  • May 14th 7:00am – 8:30am – Migratory Bird Day – Stark Parks/ Quail Hollow Park – May is like Christmas for bird watchers! Birds of all shapes and sizes are making their way back to their summer homes. This gives Ohioans a unique opportunity to spot some unusual suspects! We’ll meet at the Playground/Pond parking lot at Quail Hollow to go on a morning hike to spot these foreign travelers. Don’t forget your binoculars and dress for the weather! Click here for more information
  • May 14th 7:30am – 9:30am – Bird Walk: Migration Mania – Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ Oak Hill Trailhead – Join Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar on International Migratory Bird Day. Observe songbirds in hardwood forests and old fields as their migration comes to a frenzied peak. Bring binoculars. This 2.5-mile walk is on flat, unpaved trails. Meet at Oak Hill Trailhead. 7:30 – 9:30 am. Click here for more information
  • May 14th 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Attracting Birds with Native Vines and Shrubs – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park Nature Center – Did you know poison ivy is a native vine and is very important for our birds? Join a naturalist to learn what shrubs or vines to plant that will attract birds to your back yard year-round. Learn what not to plant in your landscape and why. Click here for more information
  • May 15th 8:00am -10:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – It’s migration time! New and experienced birders can join a naturalist in search of birds, from warblers to waterfowl. Binoculars are recommended; some will be available to borrow.  Click here for more information
  • May 15th 2:00pm – 3:00pm – 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. Meet at the Nature Education Building, behind the nature center. No registration required. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. Click here for more information
  • May 15th 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Bird Migration – Cleveland Metroparks/ Virtual – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a virtual presentation on bird migration. Learn how to track birds on radar at night, how to use the weather to predict arrivals and departures of migrant birds, and where to see warblers and more.  Click here to view Presentation Click here for more information
  • May 16th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville, OH for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trail head on Pinevale Ave., Louisville, OH. Canceled for inclement weather. Group size limited. *Registration required Click here for more information
  • May 19th 8:00am – 10:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Huntington Reservation -Bring your binoculars and look for migrant and year-round birds on a slow-paced walk. All levels of birders are welcome. Meet by the water tower. Click here for more information 
  • May 21st 7:30am – 9:30am – Bird Walk: Annual Census – Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ NPS Headquarters – Be a citizen scientist! Birders of all experience levels are invited to participate in this annual spring outing, compiling vital population records for natural resource studies. Census participants hike in small groups on unpaved trails, recording how many individuals of each species they see. Meet at National Park Service Headquarters. 7:30 – 9:30 am Click here for more information
  • May 21st 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. No registration required. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. Click here for more information
  • May 22nd 1:00pm – 2:00pm – All About Hummingbirds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Sount Chagrin Reservation – Come learn all about Ohio’s smallest nesting bird including some ways do draw them to your window. These fast flyers may be more interesting than you think. Indoor program led by Naturalist Carmen. No registration required. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. Click here for more information
  • May 25th 8:30am -10:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ DLQ – Birders of all experience levels can join a naturalist for a spring bird walk at this park designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • May 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. No registration required. Email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com with questions. Click here for more information
  • May 26th 8:00am- 10:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Mill Stream Run Reservation – Bring your binoculars and look for migrant and year-round birds on a slow-paced walk. All levels of birders are welcome. 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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