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


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.


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.


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  • May 28th 9:00am – CAS Bird Walk – Join CAS members to celebrate Black Birders Week on a walk at Stadium Park in Canton, Ohio. Meet at the garden center parking lot. 
  • June 21st – 4:00pm – CAS pre-picnic bird walk – meet at the parking lot of the Sippo Lake Marina. 
  • June 21st – 5:15pm – CAS Annual Picnic – CAS Picnic will be held at the Boathouse again this year, located on the east side of Sippo Lake, Tyner Rd (east entrance) just off of Perry Dr. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, CAS will provide chicken. You will n2eed to bring a plate, utensils, napkins and drink. Begin to arrive at 5:15pm for time to set-up. There will be a pre-meeting bird walk at 4 pm starting from this location. Parking is available in the upper lot or below at the marina with wheelchair accessibility. Please RSVP to cantonaudubonsociety@gmail.com to let us know you will be attending
  • June 24th – 9:00am – 1pm – CAS Field trip to “Bobolinks and Butterflies Festival” at Byers Woods Park.  Location of the festival 675 County Road 1754 in Ashland, Ohio.  Please RSVP at cantonaudubonsociety@gmail.com if planning on attending. We will meet at the Massillon Lowes parking lot to carpool or caravan if needed. 
  • 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!


  • June 3rd – 7:30am – 10:00am – Bird Walk – Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Volunteer naturalist Dwight Chasar leads a bird walk up and down steep trails in the Virginia Kendall Hills looking for Prairie Warblers. Meet at Pine Hollow Trailhead parking lot. Click here for more information
  • June 4th 8:30am – 11:00am – Field and Forest Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Tallmadge Meadows – They’re back! Hike with a naturalist and search for migratory and resident birds alike in the open meadow and forest edge. Please bring binoculars and a bird guide. Click here for more information
  • June 7th 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Best Nest Test – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join naturalist Kyler Sonney to learn how birds build nests, then try your hand at it. Click here for more information
  • June 9th 9:30am – 11:30am – Morning Bird Hike – Cleveland Metroparks/ Lakefront Reservation – Join a naturalist for a morning hike at Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. We will be searching for many different species of birds spending time near Lake Erie.* Meet at Lakefront Administration parking lot, 8701 Lakeside Ave. Click here for more information
  • June 10th 10:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Nerds : Summer Special – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Summer specials are on the agenda! Bird enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to join us in this series as we explore a new group of birds each month of the year. We’ll discuss adaptations, behavior, identification and more. After the presentation, we’ll hit the trail to practice what we learn. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • June 11th 10:00am – 11:00am  – Lagoon Birding – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to walk the boardwalk along the Lagoon in search of nesting woodpeckers and wetland species. Meet at the shelter at Lagoon Picnic Area. Click here for more information
  • June 17th 8:00am – 10:00am – Breeding Bird Blitz – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – Over the last 10 years, 81 species of birds have been recorded at the Nature Center during the breeding season. Join us for a leisurely walk around the Nature Center to see how many of these we can see/hear or add new species to the list. Bring binoculars. Canceled in event of rain or high winds.*Registration is required.
    Click here for more information 
  • June 18th 9:30am – 11:00am – Birding in the City – Cleveland Metroparks/ Towpath Trail – Cleveland is home to a large variety of birds, especially in the summer time. Join a naturalist for a hike along the Cuyahoga River to learn about what types of birds can be found so close to the city.
    * Meet at the Towpath trail near the parking lot at W.13th and Abbey Ave. Click here for more information
  • June 21st 10:00am – 11:00am – All about Hummingbirds – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – This program is all about our favorite nectar-sipping bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. We’ll talk about the life cycle, food preferences, and physical feats of this amazing little bird before we make a homemade hummingbird feeder.*Registration is required. Click here for more information
  • June 21st 10:00am – 11:30am – The Secret Life of Crows – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join  naturalist Kyler Sonney as we take a deep dive into the lives of crows, ravens and jays in this indoor only program. Adults, 12 years & over w/ adult. Click here for more information
  • June 24th 7:30am – 10:00am – Bird Walk – Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Volunteer naturalist Dwight Chasar leads a bird walk along the 2.2-mile unpaved, rocky Ledges Trail searching for nesting northern specialties like the winter wren, Acadian flycatcher, and blue-headed vireo. Meet at Ledges Shelter parking lot. Click here for more information
  • June 25th 8:30am – 10:00am – Sunday Morning Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Fairview Park – Let’s see what’s swimming, flying, and nesting in and around the wetlands near Big Met and Little Met golf courses. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Metroparks Police building. Click here for more information
  • June 28th 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


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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