LAKE METROPARKS FALL BIRDWATCHING

Register online at www.lakemetroparks.com with VISA, MasterCard or Discover.

Call 440 358-7275 or 800 669-9226 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday for registration and directions.

Tuesday  Sept 6     7-9 PM     Birdies on the Greens     Ages 18 and older  $5   Erie Shores Golf Course, Madison  Golf courses provide green space, ponds and gardens that are readily used by some birds.  We will go by golf cart to see what birds make their living on the links. 

Saturdays   8-10 AM     Fall Bird Walks     Ages 12 and older     FREE  Lake Metroparks has a variety of habitats that offer the chance to see many species of birds, especially during fall migration.  Bring binoculars and field guide if you have them.  Beginners welcome.

Sept 10 Lakeshore Reservation, Perry         Sept 24 Penitentiary Glen, Kirtland

Oct 15 Girdled Road South, Concord             Oct 29  Penitentiary Glen, Kirtland 

Nov 12 Penitentiary Glen, Kirtland      Nov 19 Veterans Park, Mentor

 

Birding Beyond the Basics  Ages 18 and older  $5  Penitentiary Glen, Kirtland      Autumn is in full swing, and birds are preparing for the coming snows of winter.  But that doesn’t mean birding has come to a halt.  These classes will prepare you for birding opportunities in the winter.

Waterfowl            Wednesday  Sept 14   7-9 PM

Winter Birding     Saturday      Nov 5   1-3PM 

Saturday   Sept 24  7 AM to 5 PM    Birders Easy Chase Day   Ages 21 and older    $40 includes transportation   Meet at Penitentiary Glen, Kirtland     East, west, north or south?  Our quests will include hawks, songbirds and butterflies.  Our destination will be “naturalists’ choice” based on winds, weather patterns and reports of local hot spots. 

Sunday   Oct 16   7 AM to 5 PM  Dozens of Ducks at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge   Ages 21 and older   $40 includes transportation   Penitentiary Glen, Kirtland   Migrating ducks, eagles, shorebirds and other beauties of the fall season will be ours along the backways of the refuge on today’s auto tour

Friday Nov 11, 8 AM to Sunday Nov 13, 6 PM   The Sandhill Cranes Spectacle   Ages 21 and older   $265/person double occupancy    $325/person single occupancy   The great wildlife spectacle of thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the marshes of Indiana is unforgettable!  We’ll also explore Indiana Dunes and local places of interest.

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