The 87th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks is one of the oldest citizen science partnerships between Northeast Ohio park systems, Audubon groups and other organizations.
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Spring Bird Walk Series 2020
The 87th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks is one of the oldest citizen science partnerships between Northeast Ohio park systems, Audubon groups and other organizations. It is also a celebration of the return of migratory birds as they travel through our area towards their summer breeding grounds or stay in northeast Ohio for the breeding and summer seasons. Walks are led by experienced birders and will be held on Sundays, April 12 through May 17 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. Contact email@example.com or 440-891-1710 Terrain: natural surface, some off trail, 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, will need information on dates and locations. Call 440-946-0314 for details.
Geauga Park District - Various locations, Geauga County. Contact www.geaugaparkdistrict.org or
440-286-9516 for details.
4/12/20 – Burton Wetlands – 15681 Old Rider Rd, Burton OH 44021
4/19/20 – Frohring Meadows – 16780 Savage Rd, Chagrin Falls OH 44023
4/26/20 – The Rookery – 10110 Cedar Rd, Chesterland OH 44026
5/3/20 – Eldon Russell Park – 16315 Rapids Rd, Troy Township, OH 44021
5/10/20 – Big Creek Park – 9160 Robinson Rd, Chardon, OH 44024
5/17/20 – Swine Creek Reservation – 16004 Hayes Rd, Middlefield OH 44062
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: 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. 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 2020: Saturdays at River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Rd., Guilford Twp., Wadsworth. Medina County Park District, Saturdays, April 11 through May 16 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.
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