• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 12/06/2014, 12/14/2014, 01/10/2015, 02/07/2015

    Location: Location and time varies - see description | Map Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Boston Store Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 330-657-2752

Bird Watching
The stark winter landscape makes active birds easier to spot. Venture outdoors with expert and novice birders to discover for yourself why the Audubon Society of Ohio has designated CVNP as an Important Bird Area. Bring binoculars and a field guide.  

Saturday, December 6
December Birds
Despite cold temperatures and limited food supplies, there are permanent residents and several northern visitors this time of year. Join Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar to search for wintering birds within the mixed forests surrounding Kendall Lake. Kendall Lake Shelter, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.   

Sunday, December 14
Christmas Bird Count
Annual counts help monitor bird populations, establish which species are in the area, and alert scientists to unusual changes. Participate as a park volunteer, counting birds in the southern portion of CVNP for the Greater Akron Audubon Society. Kendall Lake Shelter, 7:30 a.m. - noon.

Saturday, January 10
Hardy Residents
Wintering birds such as purple finches, red-breasted nuthatches, and white-throated sparrows often feed on the hardwood forest edges. Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar leads the search for northern birds along the trails surrounding Oak Hill. Oak Hill Trailhead, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.    

Saturday, February 7
Cuyahoga Waterfowl
Despite the harsh winter weather, several aquatic birds are starting to appear in the Cuyahoga Valley. Join Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar to look for the common merganser, common goldeneye, and other early returning waterfowl along the Cuyahoga River. Red Lock Trailhead, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.