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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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.

The Canton Audubon Society welcomes all who love nature, and has recently adopted the following diversity, equity and inclusion statement: 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.

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CAS UPCOMING EVENTS

  • December 8th, 2021 6:30pm – Annual Christmas Program and Dinner – First Christian Church – 6900 Market Ave. N Canton, OH 44721. Cost is $17/per person. Reservations required by November 30th. Doors will be open at 5:30pm. Please plan on arriving by 5:45pm. Dinner to begin at 6:30pm with the presentations shortly after. The presenation is “Extraordinary Adaptions” by Dr. Sarah Mabey. The Science and Wonder of Migration: The migratory life is more than just an easy trip to the sunny tropics. Migration is a demanding and dangerous endeavor. Learn how migratory birds meet the challenges of life on the move and how scientists are uncovering their extraordinary adaptations. Sarah Mabey is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Environmental Studies Program. Professor Mabey teaches courses related to her training in conservation biology and her diverse interests in environmental studies (Conservation Biology, Humans and the Environment, Ornithology/Field Ornithology, Wildlife Management, and Wildlife Rehabilitation as well as topical seminars on climate change and campus sustainability). She teaches several of these courses “in the field” at the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station. In her research, Professor Mabey is particularly interested in the dynamics of migration ecology and stopover behavior and the challenges associated with protecting birds and their habitats beyond the boundaries of parks and preserves. For questions email cantonaudubonsociety@gmail.com .
  • Audubon Christmas Bird CountsCanton CBC – December 16th – Contact Jon Cefus, Quail Hollow CBC – December 18th – Contact Ronnie Macko, Tri-Reservoir CBC – January 1st – Contact Ethan Kistler. 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

  • November 2nd – December 31st (Tuesday – Sunday) 9:30am – 4:00pm – Wings and Voices of the Cuyahoga Art Exhibit: How Birds Connect Us – Cleveland Metroparks/ West Creek Reservation – The Watershed Stewardship Center (WSC) showcases the work of acclaimed local photographer Jim Roetzel and his eye-catching bird photography October 15 through December 31. This stunning display will feature over 20 photographs of birds, offering a window into the lives of our winged neighbors and their unique connections to nature. Free admission. WSC hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Wings and Voices is generously supported by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners, Akron Community Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, & the National Park Service. Click here for more information
  • December 5th – December 31st – 9:30am – 5:00pm – Hunt of the Month: Eagles – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Stop by this month to search for Bald Eagles both inside the building (paper cut outs) and outside (flying along the river). This time of year we see more Bald Eagles gathering along the riverbanks of the Cuyahoga River. They love to fish here and look for future mates. Click here for more information
  • December 8th 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 if you have questions. Click here for more information
  • December 8th 9:00am – 11:00am – Winter Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Big Creek Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a walk to see how many winter resident bird species we can spot. Binoculars available to borrow. Lake Isaac parking lot Click here for more information
  • December 9th 10:00am – 11:00am – Owl Search – Cleveland Metroparks/ Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a search for migrant owls. Meet in front of administration building in the parking lot that is used for both Lakefront Reservation and Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. Click here for more information
  • December 10th 10:00am – 11:00am – Drop By: Birds inside and out – Cleveland Metroparks/ West Creek Reservation – Drop by and learn about the adaptations of birds including their beaks, feathers and wings. Afterwards, practice your skills with a scavenger hunt to better understand birds connection to nature. Click here for more information
  • December 10th 5:30pm – 7:00pm – Night Owls – Summit Metroparks/ Firestone Metropark – Hike with a naturalist to learn about night creatures. Staff will attempt to call owls using recordings, with the hope of a response. Patience and silence are essential. For ages 6 and older. No dogs, please. Click here for more information
  • December 10th 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Owl Prowl – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Discover the amazing adaptations our resident owls have for survival then set out to listen for owl activity. Click here for more information
  • December 11th 9:00am – 10:30am – Saturday Adventure : Birding for beginners – Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Time to get outside! Stretch your legs and mind through experiencing something new in your park. Curious about bird watching? Come along on a leisurely walk as we search for birds. Learn how to use binoculars, field guides and bird apps. Binoculars provided or bring your own. Location provided upon registration. Click here for more information
  • December 11th 9:30am – 3:00pm – Eagle Weekend – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Celebrate the seasonal return of bald eagles to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Join a naturalist on a hike to the eagle’s nest, meet a live eagle, listen to an indoor presentation or reserve your spot for a cart tour. Click here for more information
  • December 11th 12:00pm – 3:00pm – Chickadee Training – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – The chickadees at Liberty Park aren’t yet used to being fed by hand, so come help us establish the tradition! Drop in anytime between 12 and 3 p.m. to learn about chickadees and other inquisitive birds and how they can be coaxed to feed by hand, then try your luck at enticing one to take a seed from you. Click here for more information
  • December 12th 10:00am – 11:30am – Drop By: Birds inside and out – Cleveland Metroparks/ West Creek Reservation – Drop by and learn about the adaptations of birds including their beaks, feathers and wings. Afterwards, practice your skills with a scavenger hunt to better understand birds connection to nature. Click here for more information
  • December 15th 9:30am – 10:30am – Winter Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ West Creek Reservation – Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a walk in the woods to see how many winter resident bird species we can spot. Woodpeckers, juncos, titmice, and chickadees are just a few of the birds we may see. Binoculars available to borrow. Click here for more information
  • December 18th – December 31st – 10:00am – 12:00pm – Handfeed a Chickadee – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Looking for something to do with your family and friends over the holidays? Stop by to hand-feed the chickadees. We’ll supply the black oil sunflower seeds and instructions that help make the experience one to remember. Click here for more information
  • December 18th 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 if you have questions. Click here for more information
  • December 18th 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Christmas Bird Count – Stark Parks/ Quail Hollow Park – The Christmas Bird Count is the nation’s longest running community science bird project. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars as we hike along the trails at Quail Hollow Park counting the birds we see. We will meet in front of the Quail Hollow Nature Center. Click here for more information
  • December 19th 7:45am – 12:00pm – Christmas Bird Count – Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Annual counts help monitor bird populations, establish which species are in the area, and alert scientists to unusual changes.  Participate as a park volunteer, counting birds in the southern portion of CVNP for the Greater Akron Audubon Society. Walking terrain will vary by location. Location provided upon registration. Click here for more information
  • December 23rd 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Virtual: Counting Christmas Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Zoom Join us virtually to discover the importance of a citizen science effort that began 121 years ago! From irruptions to climate models, learn about the significance of this data and get to know some species you may see on Christmas Day. Zoom meeting ID: 856 5376 3612.  Click here for more information
  • December 26th 10:00am – 11:00am – Rocking Chair Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a relaxing hour of scanning the bird feeders behind the nature center from the warmth of indoors. Kick back and enjoy woodland bird residents and learn about bird feeding tips and bird behavior. Click here for more information
  • December 26th 11:00am – 12:30pm – Winter Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Hike over the river and through the woods in search of birds that spend the winter in Ohio. Bring binoculars if you have them. Click here for more information
  • December 31st 10:00am – 11:00am – End of Year Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Edgewater Pier -Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek winter specialty birds in the final days of 2021! Meet by the fishing pier.  Click here for more information
  • December 31st – 1:00pm – 3:00pm – New Years Eve Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Brust Park – End 2021 on an avian note! We’ll search the banks of the Cuyahoga River for resident and migratory birds, like red-breasted nuthatches, golden-crowned kinglets and some floating waterfowl. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a guide. Meet at Brust Park. 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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