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 14th – February 17th – Great Backyard Bird Count – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Join Nature Center staff and volunteers to count birds visiting the feeders outside the Visitors Center. A fun and educational activity that contributes data to one of the world’s biggest citizen science projects. Learn more at Great Backyard Bird Count  February 14th 9:00am – 11:00am, February 15th 10:00am – 12:00pm, February 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm, February 17th 9:00am – 11:00am. 
  • February 19th 7:00pm – CAS Regular Meeting – “The Life and Times of the American Woodcock” presented by Heather Shaw, Regional Wildlife Biologist, Ruffed Grouse Society ​and American Woodcock Society. The Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock are two of North Americas most iconic game birds.  Both species rely on early successional or young forest habitat throughout the year which is created through various means of disturbance.This presentation will explore the biology of ruffed grouse and American woodcock and habitat needs critical to their survival, trends for young forest habitat in OH, as well as ways in which the Ruffed Grouse Society works with other conservation partners to meet challenges that these species face in Ohio. Heather Shaw is the Wildlife Biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society in the Eastern Great Lakes Region (MI, OH, IN).  Heather is a Michigan native who received her M.S. in Conservation Biology studying avian migration ecology and forest structure at Central Michigan University.  She currently works with state and federal partners to manage public land for forest health and diversity utilizing scientific management practices with a goal of improving wildlife habitat and hunter access.    Shaw is an avid grouse hunter and spends most of her free time with her Llewellin setter, Chip bird hunting throughout the UP of Michigan.
  • 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

  • January 4th – March 1st – Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm – 3:00pm – Bird in Hand – Beech Creek Botanical Gardens – Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens! Enjoy the fresh winter air as you explore the outdoors and connect with nature. Children will love exploring the Playviary filled with fun and educational bird-related activities. Visitors will also enjoy a warm outdoor fire, hot cocoa, and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this unique experience! General admission is $5 per person. Beech Creek members and children ages 2 and younger receive free admission. Click here for more information
  • February 16th 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.  We will fill the bird feeding station just prior to the start of the event to have the birds flock to the feeders.  Coffee and cocoa will be provided. Click here for more information
  • February 19th 9:30am – 11:30am – Dabble with Ducks – Cleveland Metroparks/ Ohio & Erie Canalway Center – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike along the Cuyahoga River in search of overwintering waterfowl. Terrain: paved, natural surface, hills, potential for ice, 2.5 miles. Click here for more information
  • February 20th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Fill your mug with a warm beverage for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area and find out why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Coffee and tea are provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
  • February 20th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Fill your mug with a warm beverage for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area and find out why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Coffee and tea are provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
  • February 20th 7:30pm – 9:30pm – For Adults Only: Birds I, II, and III – Cleveland Metropark/ West Creek Reservation – If you’ve ever wondered why a species migrates, or how birds learn to sing, this three-part (February 21 and 22) program is for you. Two evenings will be spent examining birds inside and out, followed by a bird walk on Saturday morning. The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman is included. Fee: $22 (includes three parts and book) Register online by February 12. Click here for more information
  • February 21st 10:00am – 11:00am – Breakfast with the Birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Brecksville Reservation – Did you know that every bird has its own special tool to eat their food? Join seasonal Naturalist Georgia Tillotson for a mid-winter program about bird beak adaptations. Get the chance to make and take home feeders for backyard birds. Age: 7 years & over with adult. Register by phone February 7 – 17. Click here for more information
  • February 22nd 10:00am – 11:30am – Winter Bird Hike – Summit Metroparks/ Firestone Metropark – Join a naturalist to search for birds that reside in Ohio year-round, along with winter’s winged visitors. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Click here for more information
  • February 23rd 9:30am – 12:00pm – Bird Banding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Better than binoculars, see intricate details of birds as we capture and band birds from the feeders. Learn about bird banding, an essential tool for learning about our feathered friends. Program will be cancelled during rain. Drop in any time between 9:30 a.m. – noon. Click here for more information
  • February 23rd 10:00am – 12:00pm – Winter Bird Banding – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – See live songbirds and science in action during a bird banding demonstration. Banding takes place inside the Visitors Center. Bird banding is canceled in the event of rain, snow, or temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Click here for more information
  • February 27th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – Fill your mug with a warm beverage for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area and find out why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Coffee and tea are provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
  • February 27th 10:00am – 11:00am – Coffee with the Birds – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Fill your mug with a warm beverage for a peaceful morning discussion at the wildlife viewing area and find out why this area is a favorite of our winter residents. Coffee and tea are provided, but please bring a mug. Click here for more information
  • February 28th 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Owl Prowl – The Wilderness Center/ Wilmot –Learn about the owls that live in the forests of TWC and how to distinguish their unique calls. Then venture out into the night to hear them! Click here for more information
  • February 29th 9:30am – 11:00am – Birds along the Creek – Cleveland Metroparks/ Euclid Creek Reservation – Ohio’s winter months are the perfect time to learn resident bird species. Join us along Euclid Creek in search of our wonderful winter residents. Click here for more information
  • February 29th 10:00am – 11:00am – Backyard Birds – Cleveland Metroparks/ Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation – A naturalist, field guides, and binoculars will be provided to assist you in learning some of our common birds in winter. We’ll enjoy learning about our feathered friends that visit our feeders from the warmth of our bird viewing room. 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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