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

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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
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, June 17th, 5:00pm – Potluck Bird Walk with CAS. All are welcome.
  • Wednesday, June 17th, 6:30pm - CAS Summer Potluck Picnic. Bring a side dish to share and your own plate/utensils and we will provide the meat dish and sodas/water.  You must let us know so we have an accurate count.  You can call or email on our contact page, contact us via Facebook or talk with Alan or Laura.  The picnic with take place at Stark Park’s Exploration Gateway picnic shelter, which is located by the first parking lot when pulling into the entrance. In case of rain, we will be inside the EG building.  Hope to see you there!

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
May

  • Friday, May 22nd, 7:30-10:30am – Friday Firestone Feathers and Friends with SMP. New and experienced birders join Naturalist Pat Rydquist for spring bird walks along the Tuscarawas River migratory flyway. This is an excellent opportunity to see avian travelers on their way to summer breeding areas. Binoculars are recommended. All participants will receive a checklist and final tally of birds seen this season. F/Tuscarawas Meadows.
  • Saturday, May 23rd, 8:30-10:30am - Spring Bird Walk with SMP. New and experienced birdwatchers join a naturalist for a spring bird walk in Liberty Park. Binoculars are recommended. LP/Twinsburg Ledges.
  • Saturday, 23rd, 1:00-3:30pm - Breeding Birds Walk. Join a staff member at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center for a family-friendly walk to look and listen for birds that breed at the Nature Center for the spring and summer months. Binoculars and cameras welcome. No registration required. 
  • Wednesday, May 27th and June 3rd/10th, 7:00-9:00pm - Grassland Birds: Bobolinks and More with SMP. Join Naturalist Pat Rydquist to walk a new trail in search of bobolinks, meadowlarks, field sparrows and grasshopper sparrows. Binoculars recommended. LP/Twinsburg Ledges.
  • Friday, May 29th, 1:00-2:00pm and May 30th, 10:30-11:30am - Kinderealm: Migration with SMP. Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn about bird migration, inside and out. After making a craft, we’ll take a brief walk. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Advance registration is required at 330-865-8065. F.A. Seiberling Nature Center.
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2:00-4:00pm - Wetland Exploration at Huston-Brumbaugh. Explore the wetlands of the East End with Dr. Chuck McClaugherty. Added to the Nature Center’s preserve less than a year ago, this habitat has gone largely unexplored. Although not a birding event, this could yield some good birds. Participants should wear tall, waterproof boots and expect to get a little wet and muddy. No registration required.

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

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

 
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