Birding Stark County

Stark County Birding Hot Spots

What’s a birding website without informing you where to go see the birds?!  This information is unique to our website because we care about all the natural places in Stark County to see our feathered friends and aren’t concerned with promoting just one organization.  This is a list of our favorite birding areas.

** Click on location for directions**

State Parks and Nature Preserves

Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve
—– Pitcher plants, Warblers, Sparrows, waterfowl, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians

Beech Creek Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve
—– Hand feed Chickadees in the winter

Berlin Reservoir, Berlin Center
—– Osprey and Cliff Swallows in summer (Greenbrower Rd.)
—– Shorebirds in Aug-Oct on the mudflats of north and south of Price Rd. Bridge
—– Waterfowl, gulls, Bald Eagles in winter (Causeway)

Metzger Park, Louisville
—–  Nesting bobolinks, red-winged blackbirds, Eastern Meadowlarks

Mt. Union’s Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center
—– Superb bird watching room

Price Park, West Maple St., North Canton

Stark Parks

Sippo Lake / Exploration Gateway
—– Waterfowl, Killdeer, Green heron, Baltimore Oriole, Catbird in spring and summer
—– Purple Finch, migrating waterfowl,  Song Sparrow in fall
—– Tundra Swan, Sparrows and Northern Flicker in winter

~ Ohio-Erie Canal Ralph Regula Towpath Trails
—– Lake Lucerne Trailhead – warblers, wading birds and migrating waterfowl in spring/fall
—– Butterbridge Trailhead – Barred Owl, grassland birds and larger migratory waterfowl
—– John Glenn Grove Trailhead – warblers, Herons, Orioles, Kingfishers, Thrushers

~ Petros Lake Park
—– Goldfinches and bluebirds, meadows, butterflies

~ Quail Hollow Park
—– Owls, Dark Eyed Juncos, Pine Siskins, Bluebirds

~ Walborn Reservoir, Alliance
—– Waterfowl, Bald Eagles, Osprey in spring and summer
—– Migrating waterfowl and Eastern Bluebird in fall and winter

The Wilderness Center
—– Year-round bird watching room, superb for kids
—– Waterfowl, woodpeckers, swallows, Great Blue Heron in spring/summer
—– Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, vireos, warblers in summer
—– Kingfisher, Cedar Waxwing, Wild Turkey, sparrows, American Coot in fall
—– Eastern Towhee, sparrows, chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, Blue Jay in winter

Other Local (Not So) Secret Spots

Kent State University at Stark Pond and Wetland Research Area
—– Waterfowl, blue heron, barn swallows, woodpeckers and migratory birds
Downtown Canton
—– Peregrine Falcons on the Chase Bank Building (birds parts are found on sidewalk)
Ohio State Hotspots
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