Welcome to the Canton Audubon Society!

Audubon has a new app (App Store and Android) called Hummingbirds @ Home. Report hummingbird sightings and find sighting maps based on entered data. This is on our Link page under Citizen Science.

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

peregrine-falcon-captiveBird Pictures

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

Program Meeting schedule HERE 
Field Trip schedule HERE
Current Newsletter HERE
All are welcome! 

CAS is celebrating its 54th year!!

May is always our last monthly program before summer break. They will start back up in October, but please check our our summer field trips!

CAS Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, July 15th, 6:00pm - July Bird Walk at Stark Park’s Exploration Gateway.

Summer break means no programs for June, July and August, however, we will continue with Field Trips during those months.

Current 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

  • Saturday, July 11th, 7:00-10:30am - Bird Watching: Challenging Times in CVNP.  Many juvenile birds are exploring and trying to catch their own food. Join Volunteer Naturalist Dwight Chasar in search of newly fledged scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and other songbirds. The walk is in a flat, unpaved grassy area. Howe Meadow.
  • Saturday, July 16th, 9:00–9:30am – Adventures in Birding: Grassland Birds with Stark Parks. Come explore the Nickel Plate Trail as we walk along the trail, searching for birds in this grassland habitat. Birders of all levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
  • Wednesday, July 16th 7:00–9:00pm - Greg Miller: Learning Bird Behavior in CVNP by the CV Photographic Society. In 1998 Greg Miller traveled 130,000 miles to compile a list of more than 700 birds. The experience was chronicled in the book and movie The Big Year. Tonight Greg shares lessons from his years of birding to help you capture better photos. Happy Days Lodge.
  • Saturday, July 18th, 7:30-10:30am - Bird Watching: Calls and Tunes in CVNP. Identify birds hidden among the leaves by their songs. Join Volunteer Naturalist Paul Motts to learn which birds are producing summer serenades. Explore deep upland forests along the 2.5-mile flat, unpaved Oak Hill trail system. Oak Hill Trailhead.
  • Saturday, July 18th, 6:00am-12:00pm - Springfield Bog Prairie Celebration. Join Summit Metro Parks and Ohio Prairie Nursery to celebrate the restoration and vast beauty of Springfield Bog. Coffee will be provided for early risers who enjoy the sunrise and taking morning photos. At 9 a.m., biologists will describe their efforts to restore the habitat, manage invasive species and reintroduce bobwhite quail. At 10 a.m., Ohio Prairie Nursery presents “How to Plant a Prairie,” followed by a butterfly walk at 11 a.m. SFB 

Registration is now open for the 2015 Midwest Birding Symposium in Bay City, Michigan (September 10th – 13th, 2015.) This annual symposium draws birdwatchers from around the country with programs by “North America’s leading bird watchers and naturalists.”  Link

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

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