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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Recently Canton Audubon Society lost a true leader to its members, Alan Dolan. Members  contributed to a tribute newsletter to honor his memory.

Click here to view the tribute newsletter

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

  • PLEASE NOTE: ALL IN PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • May 8th 10:00am – Sippo Bird Walk – Canton Audubon Society will be having a bird walk. Meet at the Sippo Lake Wildlife Conservation Center in observation of World Migratory Bird Day. Can’t come to the bird walk but want to know more about World Migratory Bird Day. Click here for more information
  • May 19th 7:00pm –  “The Little Engine That Could, there are no limits” by Darlene Sillick. She will discuss projects such as bluebird trails, Purple Martins rigs, Flicker and Kestrel houses and more. Darlene lives in Powell, Ohio and works as a Senior Executive Assistant for the Chief Information Officer at Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio. Over her lunch break, you might find her out monitoring the 14 bluebird boxes on the corporate grounds or rescuing window strikes with birds who sometimes are recovering at her desk. For about 32 years, she has worked with numerous non-profit and nature related organizations sharing her passion for birds and people. She has worked tirelessly on conservation projects all around central Ohio and up to SBI and with many native species. She is co-advisor with the Ohio Young Birders Club for 15 years. She is very passionate working with children/teens and works with people who are differently abled giving them a wow moment in the out-of-doors. She is a lifetime member of Ohio Bluebird Society and has given countless bluebird and secondary cavity nesting programs and workshops. She helps to set up trails of boxes across Ohio by writing grants and helping others (mostly teens) to set up their trails for success with native bird species. She is Franklin County Area Contact for Ohio Bluebird Society (OBS). This past October, she became president of Ohio Bluebird Society. She has been organizer for the OBS annual conference for 4 years Part of her success is to make sure monitors understand how to rid their trails of non-native species and the word ‘recycling’ helps to explain her efforts. She is a many year volunteer and former board member for Ohio Wildlife Center. She has trained birds of prey and gave many programs with birds on the glove. Now she works to feed baby birds and get them ready to fledge.
    Around Twin Lakes in Powell, Ohio near the Columbus Zoo, she has worked for almost 25 years to put up nestboxes for a variety of secondary cavity species from Purple Martins to Prothonotary Warblers. Twelve years ago TAASC set up a kayaking group called, The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition of Ohio. It was right next to a Tree Swallow Grid and Purple Martin rigs she had set up on Harriott Rd. She organizes Columbus Audubon Birding by Kayak events and the many clients and families who come out for a few hours of paddling are treated to seeing birds of all sizes, colors and shapes. If the timing for the young birds is just right, many get to hold young birds while she monitors nest boxes. She enjoys working with Boy Scouts for either service projects or their Eagle Awards as their advisor and she just signed off for Eagle candidate number 32. She writes grants for projects and guides the youth to protect and care for nature through numerous conservation projects. The Columbus Zoo, Dublin Parks, Ottawa NWA and Glacier Ridge Metro Park have shared in these projects. She is also compiler for the Ohio O’Shaughnessy Christmas Bird Count, just completing her 11th year. She is on the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative Outreach and Education Committee and is excited to venture into conservation projects across the state. While she does not work in the nature related field, she spends her non-working hours giving all she has to help others learn how they can help preserve for our next generations of young conservationists. She completed the OCVN, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist course in 2014. She is excited to complete some new projects, working with fellow classmates and fulfilling volunteer OCVN hours. She is in year four on the OOS (Ohio Ornithological Society) conservation committee. She completed work with the American Kestrel conservation project with a new nestbox and special pole design at The Wilds. Last week when they monitored, there were 12 eggs laid.
  • If you missed the presentation on October 14th by Aaron Wilson on Our Changing Climate and Wildlife, it can be viewed here. Click here to view Presentation
  • If you missed the presentation on September 16th by Grace Trimble on the Atwood Pollination habitat restoration, it can be viewed here. Click here to view Presentation
  • If you missed the presentation on January 20th by Linda Gilbert on State of the Dragons: The Ohio Odonata Survey, it can be viewed here. Click here to view Presentation
  • For a complete list of programs and activities. Click Here
  • 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

  • May 1st 10:00am – 11:00am – City Nature Challenge – Wildlife Walk – Stark Parks/ Hoover Trail – The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people. Bring your smartphone (or your camera!) and explore the Hoover Trail, taking pictures of the flora and fauna we find there. We’ll talk about how to use the free iNaturalist app to identify what we discover.  Click here for more information
  • May 1st 3:00pm – 4:00pm – City Nature Challenge – Wildlife Walk – Stark Parks/ Quail Hollow Park – The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people. Bring your smartphone (or your camera!) and explore the trails at Quail Hollow Park, taking pictures of the flora and fauna we find there. We’ll talk about how to use the free iNaturalist app to identify what we discover. We will meet at the Quail Hollow Nature Center. Click here for more information
  • May 2nd 9:00am – 10:30am – Introduction to Birdwatching – Summit Metroparks/ Summit Lake Nature Center – Learn how to spot and identify birds while exploring beautiful Summit Lake. Please bring binoculars if able. Participants must wear a mask and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/27: 330-865-8065. Click here for more information
  • May 4th 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Zoom Wildlife Program: Marvelous Mothers – Falcons – Stark Parks – This is a zoom (video) program, not an in-person classroom event. Fierce and fast, falcons are one of nature’s top predators. These amazing birds are also devoted parents. Learn what motherhood looks like for Ohio’s falcons. Kessie, the American Kestrel, will join us live on camera. Click here to view Presentation Click here for more information
  • May 6th – 10th – Biggest Week in American Birding – Virtual Presentations – With so much uncertainty surrounding the status of travel and in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved, the 2021 Biggest Week In American Birding is going virtual! Not only will we bring you the kind of outstanding workshops and keynotes you’ve come to expect during Biggest Week, we’re also going to bring you virtual experiences at some of your favorite birding hotspots in northwest Ohio (NWO). If you can’t come to us, we’ll bring NWO Birding to YOU!  Click here for more information
  • May 6th 6:30pm – 8:00pm – VIRTUAL: THE BIGGEST WEEK IN BIRDING – Summit Metroparks – Join us online to discover the story of amazing avian journeys that are occurring now, right in our own back yards! We’ll meet some migratory bird species, talk hot spots and share our love for these special groups of songbirds. Zoom meeting ID: 836 1339 7221. Click here for more information
  • May 7th 6:00am – 11:00pm – SELF-GUIDED: MIGRATORY BIRD DISCOVERY – Summit Metroparks/ Tuscarawas Meadows – Hit the trail to learn fun facts about bird migration and identification while experiencing the beauty of peak migration season. This self-guided activity will be available on Willow Trail from May 7 through May 16. Click here for more information
  • May 7th 7:30am – 9:30am – Spring Birding for Beginners – Cleveland Metropark/ Brecksville Reservation – If you are a novice birder and want to add to your skills and bird list, come hike with Naturalist Foster Brown. We’ll hit the trail early and search the hills and valleys of Brecksville for our feathered friends. Questions and cancellations use links below. (7 spots available) Click here for more information
  • May 8th 7:30am-  9:00am – 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 Shady Lane parking lot at Quail Hollow to go on a morning hike to spot these foreign travelers. Don’t forget your binoculars! Click here for more information
  • May 8th 9:00am – 10:00am – Journey into the Unknown: Birds – Stark Parks/ Fry Family Park – Just like those TV shows about expeditions into the unknown, we’ll go on the hunt to explore Fry Family Park and all its beauty/hidden gems. Join us every Saturday in May as we explore different topics each week. There will be 2 classes offered on each Saturday to maximize the number of participants. The same topic will be discussed during the second class. This weeks topic will be about birds since its also Migratory Bird Day. Come learn about the common birds you may see or hear while you visit this park. A short hike is included in the program so dress properly and bring water. Click here for more information
  • May 9th 10:00am – 11:30am – Easy Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Huntington Reservation – Join a naturalist for an easy bird hike perfect for beginners. We’ll learn how to distinguish some common birds and see who we can spot in our woods! Meet at Wolf Picnic Area. QUESTIONS/CANCELLATIONS – please email kem2@clevelandmetroparks.com (4 spots available) Click here for more information
  • May 10th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Stark Parks/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn from the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trailhead at 2923 Pinevale Ave. NE, Louisville. Canceled for inclement weather. Group size limited to 9 people. Click here for more information
  • May 11th 6:00pm- 6:30pm- Zoom Wildlife Program: Marvelous Mothers – Eastern Bluebird – Stark Parks – This is a zoom (video) program, not an in-person classroom event. The Eastern Bluebird is one of Ohio’s most stunning year-round resident songbirds. These birds are also devoted parents. Learn what motherhood looks like for these blue beauties. Inigo, the Eastern Bluebird, will join us live on camera. Click here to view Presentation Click here for more information
  • May 15th 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Owl Prowl – Summit Metroparks/ Goodyear Heights – Whooo is awake in the forest after the sun goes down? Explore the park after dark with a naturalist to search for owls. Participants must wear a mask to and be prepared to maintain social distance from others. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/10: 330-865-8065. Click here for more information
  • May 17th 9:00am – 11:00am – Spring Bird Walk – Stark Parks/ Nickel Plate Trail – Join Naturalist Adam Zorn from the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trailhead at 2923 Pinevale Ave. NE, Louisville. Canceled for inclement weather. Group size limited to 9 people. Click here for more information
  • May 25th 6:00pm – 6;30pm – Zoom Wildlife Program: Marvelous Mothers – Hawks – Stark Parks – This is a zoom (video) program, not an in-person classroom event. Ohio’s hawks are some of nature’s top predators. These amazing animals are also devoted parents. Learn what motherhood looks like for this powerful bird. Skye, the Red-tailed Hawk, will join us live on camera. Click here for more information Click here to view Presentation

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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