The series is one of the oldest community science partnerships between Northeast Ohio park systems, Audubon groups, and other organizations now in its 89th year. It is also a celebration of migratory birds, some remaining to breed in the many habitats of northeast Ohio, while others using the habitats as a stopover as they travel north to breeding areas.
Spring Bird Walk Series 2022
The Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks are back in person!
The series is one of the oldest community science partnerships between Northeast Ohio park systems, Audubon groups, and other organizations now in its 89th year. It is also a celebration of migratory birds, some remaining to breed in the many habitats of northeast Ohio, while others using the habitats as a stopover as they travel north to breeding areas. Walks are led by experienced birders and will be held on Sundays, April 10, 17 and 24, and May 1, 8 and 15 at 7:30 AM unless otherwise noted. The following locations are participating in the Series:
Aurora Sanctuary - Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland Sanctuary, parking lot east of Page Rd. on E. Pioneer Trail, east of routes 306 and 43, Aurora. 216-337-2202. Terrain: 2.5 miles, packed soil with some hills and MUD! Boots highly suggested.
Bedford Reservation - Hemlock Creek Picnic Area, off Button Rd., Bedford. 330-715-6300 Terrain: natural surface, 2 miles with an additional (optional) 3 mile spur.
Big Creek Reservation - Lake Isaac, southern terminus of the Lake-to-Lake Trail, Cleveland Metroparks Big Creek Parkway, Middleburg Heights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Terrain: natural surface, some off trail, short boardwalks, footing can be rough and slippery. 2 miles.
Brecksville Reservation - Parking area at Station Rd. Bridge Trailhead, off Riverview Rd. south of Route 82, Brecksville. 330-467-3664. Terrain: varies 3 or more routes.
Gates Mills - Various locations. Call 440-463-5944 for details.
Geauga Park District - Various locations in Geauga County, see list below. Contact email@example.com or 440-286-9516. Registration is required due to limited group size and physical distancing
Hinckley Reservation - Bridge at the south end of Hinckley Lake, on State Rd., Hinckley. Terrain: varies 3 routes. Contact number - 440-570-6192
Hiram - James H. Barrow Field Station (Hiram College), 11305 Wheeler Road, Hiram. 330-527-2141. Terrain: natural surface, 2.5 miles
Holden Arboretum - Corning Visitor Center, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland. 440-946-4400. Terrain: Combination of paved and unpaved pathways. Often muddy in portions. 4 miles
Lake Metroparks - Lake Erie Bluffs, 3301 Lane Rd., Perry Township.
For information contact 440-256-1404, ext. 2112. Terrain: 2 miles.
Lorain County Metro Parks - Cascade Park in Elyria. Note the 8:30 AM start time. For information visit the Lorain County Metroparks website https://www.loraincountymetroparks.com/cascade-park
Mentor Marsh - parking at Shipman Pond parking lot, 9600 Headlands Rd., Mentor. 440-257-0777. Terrain: 1.3 miles.
North Chagrin Reservation – North Chagrin Nature Center parking lot, 401 Buttermilk Falls Parkway, Mayfield Village. 440-473-3370. Terrain: 2 miles.
Novak Sanctuary - Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland Sanctuary, parking lot north of Rt. 82 on Aurora Town Line Rd., Aurora. 330-388-9279. Terrain: 1.5 miles.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation - CanalWay Center, 4524 E. 49th Street, Cuyahoga Hts. 216-206-1000. Terrain: 2.3 miles.
Rocky River Reservation - Rocky River Nature Center parking lot, 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted. 216-924-0188. Terrain: 2 miles.
Shaker Lakes - The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes parking lot, 2600 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. 216-321-5935 Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM) . Terrain: Mix of all purpose trail, asphalt and dirt, 2 miles. Registration is appreciated but not required www.shakerlakes.org - Events/Programs, Programs, Birding Programs
River Styx Park - Medina County Park District, 8200 River Styx Rd., Guilford Twp., Wadsworth. Will have walks on Saturdays, April 9 through May 14 at 7:30 AM. 330-722-9364
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