A GOOD TIME BIRDING? CHECK! – Challenge yourself to the 24-hour Chagrin River Bird Quest

Calling all bird enthusiasts: a 24-hour birding marathon awaits you!


The Chagrin River Bird Quest Birding Challenge takes place Friday to Saturday, September 8 to 9, and Geauga Park District in partnership with Greater Cleveland Audubon Society and Blackbrook Audubon is encouraging area residents to assemble a team and join in on the Great Outdoors fun.


            Begin by registering with the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland at www.clevelandaudubon.org under Bird Quest, then coming to The West Woods Nature Center on Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. During team check-in and final registration, you can also pick up maps, checklists and T-shirts – all free materials – and talk strategy with teammates and naturalists.


            You’ll spend the next 24 hours birding. For challenge rules, visit www.clevelandaudubon.org.


Then, on Saturday between 4 and 7:30 p.m., return to nature center to turn in your checklists for judging and enjoy hearty refreshments, awards and door prizes. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments together!


            “It’s a really fun time,” said Naturalist Linda Gilbert. “One year, the Geauga Park District ‘Nat’-Catchers (get it? word play on Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and Naturalists) even tied for second place!”


The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.


For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-226-4636 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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