FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253
The summer season begins in June. Bright skies and beautiful
weather make it a perfect time for birding programs throughout
The free birds walks and programs in June include:
Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, June 3 � 9 - 11 a.m.
Strawberry Picnic Area parking lot � North Chagrin
June marks the official time when breeding bird activity is
documented. Take a 2-mile walk while searching the pines and
hemlocks for common and some not so common nesting birds of North
Chagrin Reservation. Some binoculars are available for loan.
Strawberry Picnic Area is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off
the Strawberry Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM
Center Road/Route 91 in Willoughby Hills. For more information,
Monthly Morning With The Birds
Saturday, June 16 � 8 - 10 a.m.
Rocky River Nature Center parking lot � Rocky
Join a naturalist for a Saturday morning bird hike and watch for
birds in the woods and pond near Rocky River Nature Center. Bring
binoculars and favorite field guide, if available. 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.
MAPS Banding Program
Sunday, June 17 � 7 - 11 a.m. - and -
Saturdays, June 23 and June 30 � 7 - 11 a.m.
Lower 40 Loop Trail � Ohio & Erie Canal
Catch and band 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.
Guide To MAPS Program
Saturdays, June 23 and June 30 � 9 - 10 a.m.
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal
Meet a CanalWay Center staff member bright and early and hike
down to the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program
(MAPS) site. Visit with volunteer bird banders and ask questions.
Discover which birds are nesting in the valley this summer.
CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East
49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga
Heights. For more information, call 216-206-1000.
Wednesday, June 27 � 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Wolf Picnic Area � Huntington
Huntington Reservation is a great lakeside place to catch
glimpses of warblers, flycatchers and other summer birds. Join
Naturalist Bethany Majeski for a fun 1.5-mile hike appealing both
to beginning and experienced birders. Wolf Picnic Area is located
off Porter Creek Drive in Huntington Reservation, off Wolf Road in
Bay Village. For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Urban Bird Count
Wednesday, June 27 � 10 - 11 a.m.
Garfield Park Nature Center � Garfield Park
No experience necessary! Counting urban birds isn't just for
experienced birders. Learn which birds typically live in urban
areas and help tally their numbers. The results will be part of
Cornell University's 2012 Urban Bird Study. Garfield Park Nature
Center is located off Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue
entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights. For more
information, call 216-341-3152.
Enjoy birding in June throughout Cleveland Metroparks
- part of your life, naturally!