Birding in the Cuyahoga Valley

Two people wearing shoulder bags and ballcaps shown from behind; each holds binoculars up to their eyes and looks up into the trees in front of them.
Birders flock to the Cuyahoga Valley, an Important Bird Area.

© Benjamin Margalit

Birding is a popular activity at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The park has been designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society. Thanks to the wide variety of habitats, it is possible to observe more than 200 types of birds here throughout the year. Explore the information below to learn more about birding in the park. Visit our birds page for a complete list of bird species, seasonal birding highlights, photo galleries with identification tips, and other helpful links.

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    Get Involved

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers programs and other opportunities to birders of all skill levels. You can attend one of our regular bird walks or volunteer to help with seasonal bird censuses. These opportunities are listed on our calendar.

    Last updated: January 4, 2023

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    15610 Vaughn Road
    Brecksville, OH 44141


    440 717-3890

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