Located on the cleveland-area loop of the lake erie birding trail, our diverse habitats offer excellent viewing opportunities.

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Guided Bird Walks

Wednesday, September 15 | 6-7:30PM

Select Sundays: October 17, November 14, December 12 | 8-10AM

Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Bring your own binoculars.

$5 suggested donation. Registration required.

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Fall Bird Banding

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays August 23 - October 29 | 7:30-11:30AM

Find Julie West near the right side of the driveway anytime between 7:30-11:30 AM and observe migratory birds as Julie and her team work on bird banding. Banding provides valuable insights about the migratory bird routes in northeast Ohio. Please observe 6’ of distancing.

No registration required. Weather permitting. Free.

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The Big Sit

Sunday, October 10 | All Day, Dawn to Dusk

Join area bird watchers at this annual “tailgate party for birders” to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within a 24-hour period. Meet on the All People’s Trail marsh deck. This event also serves as a fundraising effort for bird-related projects through pledges gathered by participants.

Donations encouraged. For information contact Julie West


Julie West bands birds seasonally at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes for research.