Join us as we watch migratory birds return or travel through our area towards their summer breeding grounds during the 86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Celebrate one of the oldest citizen science partnerships with a total of 6,160 Spring Bird Walk checklists entered into eBird, dating back to 1955!
Join us as we watch migratory birds return or travel through our area towards their summer breeding grounds during the 86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks. Celebrate one of the oldest citizen science partnerships with a total of 6,160 Spring Bird Walk checklists entered into eBird, dating back to 1955! Walks are led by experienced birders and will be held on Sundays, April 14 through May 19 at 7:30 AM at the following locations:
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.
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, Big Creek Parkway, Middleburg Heights. 440-891-1710 Terrain: natural surface, short boardwalks, 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, see below for dates and locations. Call 440-946-0314 for details.
- April 14 - Sunnybrook Preserve 12474 Heath Rd (off Mayfield), Chester Township
- April 21 - Orchard Hills Park 11340 Caves Road, Chester Township, (north of Mulberry)
- April 28 - Frohring Meadows 16780 Savage Road, Bainbridge Township
- May 5 - Squire Valleevue Farm, CWRU 37125 Fairmount Blvd., Hunting Valley. Use entrance on Fairmount Rd.
- May 12 - White North Property 3160 Chagrin River Road (Corner of River Road and Shaker Blvd.). Park next to
- May 19 - Squire Valleevue Farm, CWRU 37125 Fairmount Blvd., Hunting Valley. Use entrance on Fairmount Rd.
Geauga Park District - Various locations, Geauga County. Call 440-286-9516 for details.
Hinckley Reservation - Bridge at the south end of Hinckley Lake, on State Rd., Hinckley. 330-625-5503.
Terrain: varies 3 or more routes
Hiram - James H. Barrow Field Station (Hiram College), 11305 Wheeler Road, Hiram. 330-527-2141.
Terrain: 2.5 miles
Holden Arboretum - Corning Visitor Center, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland. 440-946-4400. Terrain: 4 miles
Lake Metroparks - Lake Erie Bluffs, 3301 Lane Rd., Perry Township. 440-256-1404, ext. 2112. Terrain: 2 miles.
Mentor Marsh - parking area on 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. Terrain: 1.5 miles.
Try something different in 2019: Saturdays at River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Rd., Guilford Twp., Wadsworth. Medina County Park District, Saturdays, April 13 through May 18 at 7:30 AM. 330-722-9364
Don’t miss the migration!
Cosponsored by Cleveland Metroparks, Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland, Blackbrook Audubon Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Geauga Park District, Hiram College, Lake Metroparks, Medina County Park District, The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society.