Above: "I was happy to see my first Ovenbird (Seirus aurocapella) of the year today at one of my local birding spots. The Ovenbird is an unusual member of the warbler family that spends much of its life on the ground where it struts around like a little chicken. They even build their domed nests on the ground." Photo by Chuck Slusarczyk Jr., Temont, OH 5/10/20
WCAS partners with Tremont West Community Development Corporation to host a series of bird walks in Tremont, Ohio along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Towpath Trail Tremont Bird Walks
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society partners with Tremont West Development Corporation to host a series of bird walks to encourage an appreciation for the birds and wildlife that also call Tremont their home.
You may be surprised at the variety of birds that can be found right outside your doorstep and along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail that runs through Tremont. No need to travel to a distant woodland trail to connect with nature as nature can be found in our own urban and suburban areas.
New to birdwatching? That’s okay, you will be amazed at how much you can learn with this friendly group. What to bring? Binoculars if you have them (but they are not required), a water bottle, comfortable shoes, and curiosity about the natural world.
Join us for Towpath Trail Tremont Bird Walks the fourth Saturday of every month. We meet at the Towpath Public Parking Lot on Abbey Ave. just west of Sokolowski's University Inn. From there your bird walk leader(s) will guide you north through the Scranton Flats area of the Towpath. Walks are Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. on May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 28, October 23, and November 27, 2021.
COVID safe walks are free and open to the public, limited to groups of 10, masks for 10 years of age and older, and registration is required.
Bird Walk Schedule
Note from Tremont West Corp.: We challenge you to get out on the Towpath Trail in Tremont! If you participate in 5 different activities by the end of September, we will reward you with a free incentive. (A gift card to a Tremont business of your choice.)
Group leaders will have Tremont Towpath Participation Cards and will initial to help you keep track. Other ways to participate are to tag @tremontwest on social media and our partners of @OECanalway @WCAudubon @tremontathletic @clevemetroparks or
@Cleveland_PL in a photo on the trail.
Email us at email@example.com with any questions about the program. In case of inclement weather, check back here for up-to-date information.
"I just know that when it comes to birding in Tremont you should expect the unexpected!
Of course spring brings the warblers, lots move through Tremont at this time and any clump of trees or shrubs probably carries some. Also look for all the thrush species, kinglets, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Bluebird and more are all possible as well as almost all eastern sparrow species. Song Sparrows are with us year-round. Summer slows down but we have resident Cooper's Hawks, Kestrels, Chimney Swifts, Barn, Tree, Bank and Rough-winged Swallows. Clark Field hosts breeding Sora and Virginia Rails, Swamp Sparrows, Kestrels, Northern Mockingbird and more. Autumn of course brings fall migration and all the excitement that comes with that and again, you just never know what will show up! Winter is all about the waterfowl and gulls, at least for me!"
~ Chuck Slusarczyk Jr., Naturalist, Photographer and Tremont, OH resident
The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area, designated by Congress to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow. The Ohio & Erie Canalway is an affiliated unit of the National Park Service.
Canalway Partners creates a park system that follows the route of the historic Ohio Canal from Cleveland through Zoar to Dover/New Philadelphia by promoting historic preservation and interpretation, expanded recreational opportunities and sensitive economic developments. Canalway Partners develops the northern end of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area.
Tremont West Development Corporation, established in 1979, is a non-profit CDC whose mission is to create an inclusive community, build a unified neighborhood and promote Tremont as a unique destination.
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