AUGUST 17, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
LAUREN HARRIS - 216-635-7014
The fall season is a time of transition for many bird species.
Venturing outside and enjoying the sights and sounds the birds
bring to the awakening landscape is a great way to see the seasonal
transition in action, as many birds make their way back south
Cleveland Metroparks invites everyone to experience the world of
birds at any of the following free programs in September:
Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, September 5 � 8 - 10
NorthChagrinNatureCenter � North
Migration is underway as the first wave of song
birds begin to pass through Ohio. Search for these migrants and any
other birds that may be found. Some binoculars will be available to
borrow. NorthChagrinNatureCenter is located off Buttermilk Falls
Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation,
off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in MayfieldVillage. For more
information, call 440-473-3370.
Bird Banding: Songbirds
Sunday, September 5 � 9:30 a.m.
� Rocky River Reservation
Bird banding is an essential tool for studying
feathered friends. Enjoy an up-close look, while capturing,
banding, and releasing birds near the feeders, including
hummingbirds. Program is cancelled, if raining. Drop in anytime
between 1 and 4 p.m.Rocky RiverNatureCenter is located at 24000
Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point
Road in North Olmsted. For more information, call 440-734-6660.
West Creek Warblers
Thursday, September 9 � 8:30 - 10:30
West Creek Reservation
During fall migration, the forests, meadows and
creek edge of West Creek Reservation provide a refuge for
southward-bound songbirds. Adults can go on a 1.5-mile bird walk
that focuses on finding some of the elusive migrating warblers and
field-loving sparrows. Be ready to walk off-trail in search of the
secretive skulkers, too. The main entrance of West Creek
Reservation is located off West Ridgewood Drive, between State and
Broadview Roads in Parma. For more information, call
Birding by Cart
Sunday, September 12 � 8 a.m.
CanalWayCenter � Ohio & Erie Canal
This cart tour is designed for those who
experience difficulty walking hills and long distances. Discover
what birds use Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation during their fall
migration. Registration is required and space is limited.
CanalWayCenter is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East
49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in
CuyahogaHeights. For more information and to register, call
Thursday, September 16 � 8:30 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Fall migration is usually synonymous with the
southward flight of hand-sized songbirds - not the flight of hawks,
falcons and eagles. These majestic raptors can fill the skies,
making for one of the most unique wildlife spectacles in the
region. Learn how and why these magnificent birds ride high in the
skies, and hopefully catch a glimpse of a few. Bring lawn chairs.
The main entrance of West Creek Reservation is located off West
Ridgewood Drive, between State and Broadview Roads in Parma. For
more information, call 216-341-9225.
Discover the birds of the area and beyond with
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,
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