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.


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  • September 10th 7:30am – CAS Field Trip to Lakeside Daisy – Field Trip will join ONAPA field trip with Guy Denny and Jennifer Windus. Contact Alan Dolan for more information.
  • September 18th 5:30pm – Pre-meeting Bird Walk – Meet at the south facing balcony overlooking  the lake.
  • September 18th 7:00pm –  CAS monthly meeting – Presentation is “Extinct or Not? An Active Search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker” presented by Matt Courtman. Whether or not the dazzling, enormous IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER is extinct has been a hotly-debated topic in the scientific community since at least 1944. Matt Courtman, will stoke the debate by revealing exciting developments in his team’s ongoing search for the Ivory-bill. Spoiler alert: Matt thinks that his team has found a population of Ivory-bills living in a forbidding and awe-inspiring Louisiana forest. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Matt is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a former president of the Louisiana Ornithological Society. Matt has contributed to several birding publications. When Matt was nine, Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds included one of Matt’s sightings for the range map of the American Goldfinch.Growing up in Louisiana, Matt has been enthralled with the Ivory-billed Woodpecker ever since he was ten when he first held ACTUAL Ivory-bill specimens at LSU. For more information on the search, visit his website: www.ivory-billconnection.com. If you want to discuss Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and/or birding generally, Matt would be delighted to hear from you at scout@ivory-billconnection.com.
  • September 25th 6:00pm – Chimney Swift watch and bird walk – Join CAS members at the new chimney swift tower for a bird walk followed by a watch party at the tower. Bring a lawn chair, food and enjoy a relaxing night.
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We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm.  Programs are at 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 joi- n us!


  • September 10th 9:00am – 10:30am – Adventures in Birding : Deer Creek Reservoir – Stark Parks/ Deer Creek Reservoir – Take a leisurely hike along the beautiful Mahoning Valley Trail as we search for native bird species.  Please bring your own binoculars. Click here for more information
  • September 12th 7:00am – 5:00pm – Fall Birding Workshop A – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation  – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a full day workshop on songbird and shorebird identification. Focus on learning warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycatchers, and more during peak fall migration. Lunch included. (12 spots available) REG. OPENS 8/26 9:30 AM. $75.00. Click here for more information
  • September 12th 6:00pm -7:30pm – Raptor Identification Basics – Summit Metroparks/ Sieberling Nature Realm – It’s a hawk! It’s an eagle! It’s an osprey! It’s a…raptor! Join a naturalist to discover how to identify various raptors in flight and at rest. Afterwards, we will hike a short distance in search of raptors in the wild. Click here for more information
  • September 14th 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. We will have some binoculars available, but please bring your own if you have them. 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 14th 9:00am – 12:00pm – Bird Walk – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – The Second Saturday walks are a great opportunity for birders of all skill levels to enjoy the woods and wetlands around the nature center. Meet in the parking lot. Click here for more information
  • September 15th 9:00am – 11:00am – Fall Migrants Bird Walk – Summit Metroparks/ Firestone Metropark – Learn about and catch glimpses of our migratory avian neighbors as they journey south. Please meet at the kiosk. Binoculars are recommended. Click here for more information
  • September 18th 9:30am – 11:00am – Birding the Canal – Cleveland Metroparks/ Canalway Center – Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we walk the towpath in search of the birds that make Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation their home. Click here for more information
  • September 21st 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Raptors: Up close and personal – Summit Metroparks/ Liberty Park – Come see live birds of prey on the hand and learn about these fascinating animals! Lake Metroparks will share a few of their raptor ambassadors from the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center during the program. Click here for more information
  • September 22nd 8:00am – 12:00pm – Bird banding with Al Eibel – Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center – See live, wild songbirds in the hand and learn why bird banding is an important tool for bird and wildlife conservation. Drop in any time between 8 a.m. and noon. Meet Al outside on the east side of the Visitors Center. Banding sessions cancelled in the event of rain. Click here for more information
  • September 22nd 9:30am – 10:30am – Migration Survey – Cleveland Metroparks/ Huntington Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield to survey migrating terns, waterfowl and warblers along Lake Erie’s coastline. Meet by the water tower. Click here for more information
  • September 26th 7:00am – 5:00pm – Fall Birding Workshop B – Cleveland Metroparks/ Rocky River Reservation – Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a full day workshop on songbird and shorebird identification. Focus on learning warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycat chers, and more during peak fall migration. Lunch included. Cost $75. Registration Opens 9/2/19. Click her 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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