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BIRDING PROGRAMS

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

BIRDING PROGRAMS

UPCOMING BIRDING PROGRAMS

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GUIDED BIRD WALKS

Wednesdays 9.14 & 9.28* | 6–7:30PM | Nature Center
Sundays 10.16, 10.23*, 11.13, 11.27*, 12.11, 12.18* | 8–9:30AM | Nature Center ♿

Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. The first walk of each month begins on our ADA-accessible boardwalk and moves to dirt trails throughout the Parklands. The second walk of each month (marked with an asterisk*) is fully accessible and includes an ASL interpreter. For all hikes, meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Binoculars are available. Rain or shine. Accessible hikes will be canceled if the paths are covered in snow/ice.

Free. $5 suggested donation. Registration required.

THE BIG SIT! BIRD-WATCHING’S MOST SEDENTARY EVENT

Sunday 10.9 | Dawn–Dusk | Nature Center APT Boardwalk

Bird-watching teams from all corners of the world will enter 17-foot diameter circles and record every bird they see or hear during a 24-hour period, beginning at midnight. This “tailgate party for birders” was founded by the New Haven (CT) Bird Club 26 years ago. Here at the Nature Center, we will count from dawn to dusk. Over the 17 years NCSL has participated, 94 species have been recorded. Stop by and say hello or register to participate. Free.

ANNUAL BIRD SEED SALE FUNDRAISER

10.1 - 10.25

Support the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and your feathered friends! Visit our website starting October 1 for available options, prices, and to place your order. Order pick-up will be in the Nature Center parking lot on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 from 11AM–3PM. Thanks to Dave Pretnar, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mayfield Heights, for partnering with us to offer high-quality bird seed for your feeders.

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