Challenge yourself to the 24-hour Chagrin River Bird Quest September 13th to 14th

The Chagrin River Bird Quest Birding Challenge takes place Friday to Saturday, September 13th to 14th, and Geauga Park District 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 Then, on Friday between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., come into The West Woods Nature Center for team check-in and final registration, where you can also pick up maps, checklists and T-shirts – all free materials – as well as talk strategy with teammates and naturalists, and enjoy some light refreshments.

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

Then on Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., return to The West Woods 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? wordplay on Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and Naturalists) even tied for second place!”

Chagrin River Bird Quest check-in and checklist judging also takes place at the Novak Education Center in Aurora. 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 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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