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

Birding programs in Cleveland
Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 18 | 8AM

Happening at various locations, count and tally the number of birds you can see or hear throughout the day. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot at 8AM to begin. The walk begins and ends at the Nature Center, but includes Lower Lake, Southerly Park, Horseshoe Lake, and Marshall Lake. Participants do not need to commit to the entire day. Birding experience preferred.

Donations encouraged. Free. Registration required. Contact Laura Gooch

birding programs cleveland
Guided Bird Walks

Select Sundays: December 12, January 9, February 13 | 8–10AM

Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Physical distancing between non-family participants will be required.

$5 suggested donation. Registration required.


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