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.

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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

  • September 15th, 2021 5:30pm – Pre-Meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the rear balcony of the Exploration Gateway.
  • September 15th, 2021 7:00pm – Feathered Miracles – Chuck Jacubchak – Birds are more than beautiful and many species perform miraculous feats throughout their lives. This program will review the accomplishments of numerous avian species and discuss how their actions make our world a better place. Lots of colorful photos and interesting facts will help entertain and educate. Chuck is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and has been an avid birder for more than 25 years. He has written articles for Birdwatcher’s Digest and several other publications. He retired from GE in 2013 and resides in Strongsville along with his wife Jeanne.
  • October 20th, 2021 5:30pm – Pre-meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the rear balcony of the Exploration Gateway.
  • October 20th, 2021 7:00pm – “It’s a Birds World” Music Stories and Photography – Mary Lou Jubin – Hammered Dulcimer Photo/ Story Programs – Mary Lou is a retired elementary teacher, photographer and musician. She presents informational nature and historical story programs accompanied by my photography and hammered dulcimer music.
  • 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

  • August 1st – 31st 9:30am – 5:00pm – Hunt of the Month – OwlsCleveland Metrparks/ Canalway Center – Stop by Canalway Center this month and search for owls. Owls are masters of camouflage and have many unique and iconic calls. WHOOOO can find all 20? Guest with a smart device can scan the hidden paper owls to hear their calls and explore more information about each species that calls northeast Ohio home. Click here for more information
  • August 24th 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Kestrels and Kites (Drop-In) – Stark Parks/ Fry Family Park – Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height! We’ll have our resident kiting expert, Kessie the American Kestrel Falcon, on-site to give tips & pointers and kites you can borrow for the program. Please feel free to bring your own kites as well. Meet us at the Fry Family Park Shelter any time between 1:00 – 4:00 pm to give it a try on this wonderfully breezy hilltop. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.  Click here for more information
  • August 24th 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Zoom – Ohio Hall of Fame Species: Passenger Pigeon – Stark Parks – This is a zoom (video) program, not an in-person classroom event. Unfortunately, this contender is long past modern-day eligibility. But this species used to be the most numerous bird species in North America. Their most valuable player, Martha, passed away right here in Ohio in 1914. Tune in get this species stats and learn how we can help out their remaining avian teammates today! Meeting ID# and password are embedded in the link below – click to access conference: Click here to join the Presentation. In the event Zoom requests a passcode when you click the link, use this number: 213963. Click here for more information
  • August 26th 6:30pm – 8:30pm – BYO KAYAKING: PURPLE MARTINS – Summit Metroparks/ Nimisilla Reservoir Lot C6 – Do you have your own kayak and want to see an amazing natural phenomenon? Paddle with naturalists to observe what appears to be a tornado of tens of thousands of birds settling into their roost for the night to rest for their migration south. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants are required to bring a life jacket, paddle, and registered kayak, wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Space is limited. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 8/15: 330-865-8065. Click here for more information
  • September 1st 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. For questions, email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com. Click here for more information
  • September 3rd 6:30pm – 8:30pm- Wine and Wilderness: History of Backyard Bird-Feeding – The Wilderness Center/ Troutman Vineyards – One of the earliest records of American bird-feeding comes from Henry David Thoreau who fed birds at Walden Pond. Since then, there has been a rish heritage of feeding the birds with more than 50 million Americans feeding backyard birds today. Enjoy this look at the legacy of backyard bird-feeding. Event takes place at Troutman Vineyards in Wooster. $10 includes program and 1 glass of wine. Registration required. Space is limited. Click here for more information
  • September 5th 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Meet and Owl Drop-in – Cleveland Metroparks/ North Chargrin Reservation – Drop in anytime during listed hours to learn about Ohio’s nocturnal raptors. Visit our owl aviary to meet a live owl and enjoy touching biofacts such as owl talons, skulls, and feathers. For questions, email northchagrinnc@clevelandmetroparks.com. Click here for more information
  • September 18th 8:00am – 11:00am – Shorebird Excursion – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Every fall, thousands of shorebirds migrate through Ohio. The mud flats of nearby reservoirs are a great place to observe the birds. Several species may be seen including sandpipers, plovers, ducks, gulls and herons. We may be walking in muddy areas so please wear appropriate footwear. The location of the program will be determined a few days prior based on local conditions. *Register for notification and directions to the site. Click here for more information
  • September 19th  1:00pm – 3:30pm – Raptor Identification Basics – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – It’s a bird, it’s a plane…what the heck is it? Join a naturalist to discover how to identify hawks and other raptors in flight and perching in a tree or on a wire. Afterwards, we will hike a short distance in search of raptors in the wild. 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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