Birding & Wildlife

Our two-winged and four-footed friends live side-by-side with us in the preserves of the Canalway.

Fun to Know

  • Dike 14 in the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve acts as a stopover site for more than 280 species of birds. The spot is at the intersection of four migratory bird routes and is, needless to say, a birder-magnet. Sharp eyes also can see mink, foxes and coyotes.
  • In 2010, Outdoor Photographer magazine named Cuyahoga Valley National Park one of the top 25 locations in the world for nature photography, alongside parks in Chile, India and Alaska.

Ethics for Birding and Wildlife Observation

The American Birding Association (ABA) tells us “everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and wildlife and their environment comes first.”

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