FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI -216-635-3263 -or-
HOLLY KECK -216-635-3253
August begins the turning point of summer for
Northeast Ohio. It marks the end of the breeding season for most
birds and although it may seem early, fall migration is underway
for some birds.
Cleveland Metroparks offers four, free bird programs in August
to search out nature's feathered friends,
MAPS Banding Program
Saturday, August 4 � 7 - 11 a.m.
Lower 40 Loop TrailOhio & Erie Canal Reservation
Catch, band and release migrant birds, such as gray catbirds and
yellow warblers, on their nesting grounds. The Monitoring Avian
Productivity and Survivorship Program (MAPS) is a volunteer bird
banding program. The comparison group study was last conducted
1998-2002 and now, 10 years later, it is being repeated. Birds are
more active in the early morning, so stopping by early is better
than later. Banding will be canceled if raining. Lower 40 Loop
Trail is located off Canal Road in Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, west of East 71st Street in Cuyahoga Heights. For more
information, call 216-206-1000.
Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, August 5 � 8 - 10 a.m.
Rogers Road parking lot � North Chagrin
August brings the end of the breeding season and the very
beginning of bird migration. Join a naturalist on a 2-mile hike to
the swamp searching for birds along the way. Some binoculars are
provided on loan for this adults and teens program. Rogers Road
parking lot is located on Rogers Road in North Chagrin Reservation,
off Chagrin River Road, between Chardon Road/Route 6 and Wilson
Mills Road in Gates Mills. For more information, call
Monthly Morning With The Birds
Saturday, August 18 � 8 - 10 a.m.
Rocky River Nature Center parking lot � Rocky River
Join Naturalist Ken Gober on a 2-mile bird hike and discover the
variety of avian life in habitats around Rocky River Nature Center.
Bring binoculars and field guide, if you have them. Rocky River
Nature Center 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.
Bird Banding At Rocky River Nature Center
Sunday, August 19 � 9:30 a.m. - noon
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River
See intricate details of birds as they are captured, banded and
released near the feeders. Learn about bird banding, an essential
tool for studying nature's feathered friends. Program will be
canceled if raining. Drop in any time between the hours listed.
Rocky River Nature Center 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.
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