BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLY KECK -216-635-3253, email@example.com
The month of June brings blue skies, warmer weather and longer days. It all adds up to a picture perfect morning of bird watching. Join Cleveland Metroparks in the month of June for free bird hikes and programs suitable for novice and experienced birders.
Cleveland Metroparks bird programs include:
Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, June 2 � 9 - 11 a.m.
Strawberry Picnic Area � North Chagrin Reservation
Take a 2-mile bird walk and search pines and hemlocks for common and some not-so-common nesting birds of North Chagrin Reservation. Adults and families can practice recognizing bird songs along the way. Some binoculars are available to borrow. Strawberry Picnic Area is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Willoughby Hills. For more information, call 440-473-3370 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Breeding Bird Survey
Thursday, June 13 � 9 - 11 a.m.
Watershed Stewardship Center parking lot � West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a 2-mile hike to survey the breeding birds of West Creek Reservation. Be on the look out for colorful scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and indigo buntings among other feathered friends. Bring binoculars. Watershed Stewardship Center parking lot is located off West Ridgewood Drive, between State and Broadview roads in Parma. For more information, call 440-887-1968 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Monthly Morning With The Birds
Saturday, June 15 � 8 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River Reservation
Bird breeding activity is at its peak in June. Join Naturalist Ken Gober for a 1.75-mile hike (some stairs) to survey bird activity near Rocky River Nature Center. Bring binoculars and a 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 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
MAPS Bird Banding
Sunday, June 16 � 7 - 11 a.m. AND
Saturday, June 22 � 7 - 11 a.m.
Lower 40 Loop Trail � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Program (MAPS) is a volunteer bird banding program. Visit a bird banding research station for an up-close encounter with bird favorites, some of which traveled up to 3,000 miles to nest here. 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 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Spend a June morning with the birds in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!