Welcome to the Canton Audubon Society!


CAS Fundraiser
Our bird feeder cleaning on April 5th at The Wildlife Garden was a success. We had 45 feeders with $200 in donations (the $3 per feeder included.)  We plan to do another fundraiser in the fall. See you then!

Scholarship Winner Announced!
Congratulations to Shelby Kaplan.
More about Shelby HERE

peregrine-falcon-captiveBird Pictures

GET INVOVLED
Become a chapter supporter by becoming a member of CAS. For more information click here.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Program Meeting schedule HERE 
Field Trip schedule HERE
May/June Newsletter HERE
All are welcome! 

WHAT’S NEW
It’s our summer break, so our monthly programs are also on break until September. We continue to have Field Trips, so please check those out!

CAS Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, August 19th, 6:45pm – Purple Martin Pre-Migratory Roost Pontoon Boat Ride at Nimisilla Reservoir. $20 per person. Registration and payment is required as seating is limited. Last word was that only one seat was left.

CITIZEN SCIENCE! 

  • NestWatch - Now through breeding season. This is a nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid,how many eggs hatch and how many hatchlings survive. Anyone can contribute, so it is great for the whole family. Volunteers become a certified NestWatcher by following directions on the website. Once a nest is found, visit every 3-4 days and record what you see.  This data helps scientists track breeding bird populations and how they may be changing as a result of climate change, habitat degradation and more.  Link

     

  • YardMap – This is a new citizen-science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Sign up for the free online project. Participants zoom in on satellite images to construct maps of their yards, local parks, workplaces or any other green space they know well. Mark the maps to show areas of lawn, buildings, native plants and feeders. Scientists and participants will learn how the spaces connect to form larger landscapes. It will also teach participants how to improve their habitats, even with small changes, and how those changes can impact their green space and wildlife.  Link
          All are welcome to all our events!
 
We provide a public program the third Wednesday of every month (Sep-May) at 7:00pm.  Programs are at Exploration Gateway (Stark Parks’ Facility at Sippo Lake) 5712 12th Street NW, Canton 44708
Other Local Birding Events
  • Saturday, August 16th, 8:00am - Bird Banding with Al Eibel at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center in Alliance. Link 
  • Saturday, August 16th, 8:00am - Bird Walk at TWC with the Birders Club. All are welcome.  
  • Tuesday, August 26th, 12:10pm – Massillon Museum Brown Bag Lunch “Exploring the Jackson Bog Nature Preserve” presented by CAS member, Michael Witt. Link

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Stark Parks
SMP: Summit Metro Parks
CVNP: Cuyahoga Valley National Park
TWC: The Wilderness Center
CMP: Cleveland Metroparks

 
In The News
New Nature Conservancy Nature Preserve to be in Ottawa County. Link
Great Lakes Plagued by Tiny Plastic Beads. Link
Ohio to Establish more than 28,000 Acres of Pheasant Habitat.
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Ohio Wildlife Council Approves Early Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons. Link
Five Types of Birds Your Grandchildren May Never See But Wish They Could.
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How the Fracking Industry Avoids Paying Royalties to Landowners. Link
Puerto Rico Permanently Protects 3,000 acres of its Northeast Ecological Corridor.
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ODNR Ends Contract That Would Threaten Columbus-Based Sawmill Wetlands. Link
Biologists Estimate Over 20 Black Bears Sighted In Northeast Ohio During 2012
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Leatherback Sea Turtle Could Be Extinct in 20 years. Link
Assault on Public Lands Passes House.
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Ohio Senate Approves Legislation To Gag Doctors From Sharing Fracking Chemical Exposure.  Link
Hawaii Bans Plastic Bags. Link
Ohio Earthquake Likely Caused by Fracking. Link
KSU Stark Pond/Wetland recognized as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site by National Wildlife Federation. Link