Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
Cuyahoga Valley National Park's diverse landscape provides habitat for about 250 species of birds. A total of 28 of these species are of concern for conservation for which the park provides important habitat.
Going Bird Watching?
Throughout the year, join park rangers and volunteers to discover why the Audubon Society has designated CVNP as an Important Bird Area. All events are listed in our Schedule of Events.
Visit the new Lake Erie Birding Trail website for information on visiting 83 other birding sites along Ohio's Lake Erie coast.
Get up-to-date Ohio birding news from the American Birding Association.
Record your bird sightings on eBird.
Did You Know?
Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.