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

  • August 6th 8:00am – CAS Bird Walk at Wilderness Center. We will meet by the overhead parking shelter at the entrance to the parking area and take the path to Sigrist Woods/ Foxfield Preserve. Common birds heard or seen are Yellow Breasted Chats, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, Yellow Throated Vireo and many more. Click here for more information about the park
  • 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

  • April 30th – July 31st – Wings and Voices over the Cuyahoga: How Birds Connect – Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ Boston Store – Stop by to explore the traveling exhibit, Wings and Voices over the Cuyahoga: How Birds Connect. The exhibit will be open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm, from April 30 to July 31. Click here for more information
  • July 30th 7:00am – 10:00am – Bird Walk – Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ Wetmore Trailhead – Volunteer naturalist Dwight Chasar leads a bird walk along the hilly, unpaved Wetmore trails looking for newly fledged birds that call the park home. Meet at the Wetlmore Trailhead and parking lot. 7-10 am. Wetmore Trailhead and parking lot are located at 4653 Wetmore Road, Peninsula 44264. Click here for more information
  • August 6th 10:00am – 11:00am – Elegant Egrets and Graceful Herons Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Towpath Trail – During summer, the Ohio & Erie Canal is dotted with beautiful wading birds such as Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons. We’ll look for and admire these elegant birds as we walk the Towpath Trail. Bring binoculars or borrow some from us. Beginner birders welcome and encouraged. Meet at Aqueduct Gateway Trailhead on Canal Rd. between Warner Rd. and E. 71 St.
    *Also see event listing on Cleveland Metroparks Facebook. Click here for more information
  • August 7th 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Back Yards Gone Wild : Hummingbirds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Learn about these fascinating, flying gems of the garden and how to attract them to your own back yard. After a presentation, take a short stroll to search for hummingbirds and the flowers they like best. Click here for more information
  • August 9th 6:00pm – 7:00pm – You-Pick-2sdays: American Crow – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Who doesn’t like getting two for one! Join us to enjoy both of these programs in one night. First enjoy time with Edgar Allan Crow who will be at our beck and caw for the evening as we learn all about this fantastically intelligent species. Then we will fly along the trail with Stark Parks staff for a short ID hike afterwards! We’ll identify what we find and upload it to iNaturalist. Meet us on the Front Porch of the Wildlife Conservation Center. Dress for the weather as this program will be outside. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held indoors. program will be held indoors. Click here for more information
  • August 16th 6:00pm – 7:00pm – You-Pick-2sdays: Turkey Vulture – Start Parks/ Fry Family Park – Who doesn’t like getting two for one! Join us to enjoy both of these programs in one night. First enjoy the stories of Baron Von Circuit the Turkey Vulture, who will be swooping in to tell us all about his shy species. We see them soaring in their famous v-shape, but hardly anywhere else. Come along to find out all their vulture secrets! Then we will sail along the trail with Stark Parks staff for a short ID hike afterwards! We’ll identify what we find and upload it to iNaturalist. Meet us at the Shelter. Dress for the weather as this program will be outside. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. Click here for more information
  • August 17th 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 with questions. No registration required. Click here for more information
  • August 18th 8:00am – 9:30am – Early Bird Gets the worm – Summit Metroparks/ Springfield Bog – Up and at ’em! We are starting the day off on the right foot with an early morning summer bird walk through Springfield Bog. Click here for more information
  • August 18th 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Purple Martin Paddle – Summit Metroparks/ Nimisila Reservoir -Paddle with naturalists to observe a tornado of tens of thousands of birds settling into their roost for the night on their journey south. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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. Fee includes: instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and personal flotation device. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/11: Register here.  Click here for more information
  • August 18th 9:00pm – 10:00pm – Owl Cry if I want to : Sit and Listen – Stark Parks/ Quail Hollow Park – Whoo’s making all that racket? Baby owls! We’ll be sitting outside on the back patio of the Fry Family Park Visitors Center listening for this year’s babies figuring out how to be an owl! Begging for food, calling for mom & dad, and simple frustration cause these fluffy babies to be quite vocal. BYOC -Bring your own chairs! If you would like to bring a flashlight, we recommend a flashlight/lantern with a red light. The quieter we are, the more we’ll hear! Please leave your furry friends at home so we don’t scare off any of the wildlife. Click here for more information
  • August 20th 7:00am – 9:30am – Bird Walk – Cuyahoga Valley National Park/ Boston Mill Visitor Center – Volunteer naturalist Dwight Chasar leads a bird walk on the firm, flat Towpath Trail looking for Peregrine falcons and early migrants. Meet at the Boston Mill Visitor Center parking lot. 7-9:30 am. Click here for more information
  • August 21st 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Swift and Nighthawk Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join Naturalist Carly Martin for an evening walk along the canal. We’ll keep our eyes on the skies in search of migrating birds. *Also see event listing on Cleveland Metroparks Facebook. Click here for more information
  • August 23rd 6:00pm – 7:00pm – You-Pick-2sdays: Screen Owl – Stark Parks/ Quail Hollow Park – Who doesn’t like getting two for one! Join us to enjoy both of these programs in one night. First a talk with Oliver, our keynote screecher for the evening. This phenomen-owl species ambassador is sure to be a hoot. We will then flutter along the trail with Stark Parks staff for a short ID hike afterwards! We’ll identify what we find and upload it to iNaturalist. Meet us at the Nature Center. Dress for the weather as this program will be outside. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. Click here for more information
  • August 25th 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Purple Martin Paddle – Stark Parks/ Nimisila Reservoir – Paddle with naturalists to observe a tornado of tens of thousands of birds settling into their roost for the night on their journey south. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must 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. Fee includes: instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and personal flotation device. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 8/17: Register here. Click here for more information
  • August 25th 9:00pm – 10:00pm – Owl Cry if I want to: Sit and Listen – Stark Parks/ Wildlife Conservation Center – Whoo’s making all that racket? Baby owls! We’ll be sitting outside on the back patio of the Fry Family Park Visitors Center listening for this year’s babies figuring out how to be an owl! Begging for food, calling for mom & dad, and simple frustration cause these fluffy babies to be quite vocal. BYOC -Bring your own chairs! If you would like to bring a flashlight, we recommend a flashlight/lantern with a red light. The quieter we are, the more we’ll hear! Please leave your furry friends at home so we don’t scare off any of the wildlife Click here for more information
  • August 28th 10:00am – 11:00am – Urban Birding – Cleveland Metropark/ Lakefront Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to seek some of the first fall migrant songbirds at Wendy Park. Fall bird and monarch migration begins in August. Meet in the main parking lot just east of the marina. Click here for more information
  • August 28th 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Purple Martins from Shore – Summit Metroparks/ Nimisila Reservoir – Observe a fascinating bird spectacle as purple martins return by the thousands to their roosts for the evening.  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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