Welcome

 

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.

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

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CAS UPCOMING EVENTS

  • February 15th (9am – 11am) , 17th (1pm – 3pm) , 18th (9am – 11am)  – Great Backyard Bird Count – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center. Join Canton Audubon Society and Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center at Huston Brumbaugh’s indoor bird viewing room to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Count for as little as 15 minutes or stay the entire day. Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about what birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. The count is so fun because anyone can take part – we all learn and watch birds together – whether you are and expert, novice or feeder watcher.Please note the Bird observatory is closed for a meeting on February 16th. On February 16th 10:00am – 11:30am we will have a bird walk starting at the Nature Center. The lobby and restrooms in the Nature Center will be open from 10am – 4pm.
  • February 20th 7:00pm – CAS Regualar Meeting – “Members Night” – presented by CAS members.  Canton Audubon Society to gives each member the opportunity present a mini-program to members attending our annual Members Night. Have you seen an interesting bird, traveled to an interesting place, or conducted research – on your own, or with others? If you can answer “yes”, then we would like to know about it. Its is your chance to shine, to give a short presentation ( 5 -10 min). Bring what you need to inform and entertain those present at the meeting. If you have a laptop, you can connect to the park’s on site digital projector. If you have questions, contact either Scott Watkins (sawatkin@kent.edu) or 330-209-1261 or Alan Dolan (leealandolan@yahoo.com) or 330-832-2491.

  • For a complete list of this years Programs/Actvities
  • Audubon Programs and Activities
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!

OTHER LOCAL BIRDING EVENTS

  • January 6th – February 25th Saturdays and Sundays – 12:00pm – 3:00pm  – Beech Creek Botanical Garden – Visitors experience the thrill of hand-feeding  the chickadees at Beech Creek! A great outdoor winter activity for families. General Admission   $3 per person (0-2 free, members free) Beech Creek volunteers have trained Black-capped chickadees to feed out of one’s hand. On weekends every January and  February volunteers provide visitors: * A warm outdoor fire * Hot Cocoa * Marshmallows for roasting * Coaching on how to hand-feed these adorable brave little birds. Click here for more information
  • February 10th 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of Acacia – Cleveland Metroparks/ Acacia Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we search for birds throughout Acacia Reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at the kiosk. Click here for more information
  • February 10th 9:30am- 11:30am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metropark/ 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 saw-whet owls and winter waterfowl. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at 8701 Lakeshore Boulevard Cleveland, Oh 44108. Click here for more information
  • February 10th 10:00am – 11:30am – Woodpecker Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Crazy feet, an even crazier tongue and distinguishable plumage. Join Naturalist Becca Zak to learn fun facts about woodpeckers and how to identify them, then hit the trail to spot them in the wild. Click here for more information
  • February 10th 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.  The feeding station will be filled just prior to the start of the event to help attract the birds.  Coffee and cocoa will be provided. Click here for more information
  • February 12th 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
  • February 12th 9:00am – 11:00am- Adventures in Birding – Stark Parks/ Canal Fulton Towpath Trail – Take a leisurely hike along the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail.  We will search for birds and signs of other wildlife.  Please bring your own binoculars, and dress for the weather. Click here for more information
  • February 13th 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Coup-Owls Hike – Cleveland Metroparks/ West Creek Reservation – Join a naturalist on a search for owls “coupling” up for the breeding season. “Whooo” knew that owls celebrated Valentine’s Day, too? Dress warmly for this hoot of a program. Bring a mug and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate along the way. Click here for more information
  • February 15th 9:30am- 11:00am- Feathers at the Feeders – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join us as we count the birds that visit our feeders. We’ll have coffee to keep us alert on the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Naturalist, field guides, and binoculars will be provided to assist you in learning some of our common birds in winter. Click here for more information
  • February 17th 9:30am- 11:00am – Waterbirds at Wildwood – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder scanning the lake and break walls for mergansers and other ducks. We may move farther east to check out a second location. Park in the lot closest to the walking bridge. Click here for more information
  • February 17th 9:30am – 11:00am- Eagle Spotting – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we hike along the towpath in search of the bald eagles that thrive along the Cuyahoga River. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • February 17th 9:30am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding at Rocky 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
  • February 17th 10:00am – 4:30pm – Birds of Prey Day – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Don’t miss the incredible free opportunity to view hawks, owls and falcons up close! Get close encounters with live birds of prey in live bird shows, enjoy hikes and presentations from some of Northeast Ohio’s foremost bird experts. Presentations by Medina Raptor Center, Ohio School of Falconry and Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. Click here for more information
  • February 18th 10:00am – 11:00am – Feeder for your birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Stop by CanalWay Center and make a bird feeder for your yard. This weekend was the Great Backyard Bird Count so stop in and make a bird feeder to take home and attract the birds to your yard. Click here for more information
  • February 21st 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 winter residents along the way. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • February 23rd 9:30am – 11:30am – Birds of the Lakefront – Cleveland Metropark/ 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 saw-whet owls and winter waterfowl. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow. Meet at 8701 Lakeshore Boulevard Cleveland, Oh 44108. Meet at Lakefront Administration parking lot. Click here for more information
  • February 24th 9:30am – 11:00am – Waterbird Watch – Cleveland Metropark/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a deep winter search for waterbirds on the Lakefront shore. We’ll search for hardy mergansers, goldeneye and bufflehead. Meet in the parking lot just east of Whiskey Island Marina. 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

 

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