Welcome to the Canton Audubon Society!


The Warblers Are Coming!

Eat at a Stark County Chipotle on April 22nd and help raise money for Stark Parks. Just present a SCPD newsletter, flyer or smart phone and 50% of your meal’s proceeds will be donated to Friends of Stark Parks.

Did you know Canton Audubon Society offers a scholarship each year? Find out more about last year’s winner HERE

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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
Current Newsletter HERE
All are welcome! 

WHAT’S NEW
Project FeederWatch going on now!

CAS Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:30pm – Earth Day Walk with CAS Member, Michael Witt, at Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve in Massillon. 

CITIZEN SCIENCE! 

  • 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
April

  • Thursday, April 23rd,7:30-9:00am – Walk with the Birds. Hike along the Towpath Trail and search for migrating and resident birds. Bring your own binoculars, but a limited number will be available to borrow. Meet at the John Glenn Grove Trailhead. Link 
  • Saturday, April 25th,  7:30-10:00am - Bird Watching: Returning Songbirds with CVNP. Bird along the firm, flat Towpath Trail with Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar. We might see nesting yellow-throated warblers. Station Road Bridge Trailhead. Link
  • Sunday, April 26, 8:30-10:00am – Beginning Birders: Migration Sensation at SMP. Beginners are invited to join Naturalist Meghan Doran and expert volunteers to find out why this is a hot spot for long-distance migrants. Some binoculars and field guides will be available for use. Bring your patience and your questions. Link
  • Thursday, April 30th, 10:00-11:30am - The Explorers will travel Huston Brumaugh Nature Center’s trails in search of migratory birds. Many species passing through will travel more than 1,000 miles between their winter grounds and breeding grounds. Binoculars available to borrow. This program will be canceled for inclement weather. Participants should be ages 7-11 years old. *Registration is limited, required and closes on April 28. Link

    May

  • Monday, May 4th & 18th, 7:00-8:30am - Birds Before Work! Join Naturalist Adam Zorn on the Nickel Plate Trail in Louisville, OH for a morning bird walk. Great for beginners and experienced birders. Level, paved walking surface. Bring your binoculars. Meet at the trail head on Pinevale Ave, Louisville, OH. Canceled for inclement weather. RSVP requested. Link or Link
  • May 8th-15th - The Biggest Week in American Birding. Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Warblers and migrants, guided bird walks, guided Lake Erie Island trips, workshops, songbird banding, Woodcock walks, and much more!  (The most intense birding, in our opinion). No registration needed if just going up to bird, but registration is a MUST for the talk and trips associated to this festival.  Spots fill up fast.

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

 
In The News
New Nature Conservancy Nature Preserve to be in Ottawa County. Link
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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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ODNR Ends Contract That Would Threaten Columbus-Based Sawmill Wetlands. Link
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Leatherback Sea Turtle Could Be Extinct in 20 years. Link
KSU Stark Pond/Wetland recognized as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site by National Wildlife Federation. Link