Get To Know The Birds Of Northeast Ohio

Chestnut-sided warbler by Matt Valencic

As the snow melts and the ground thaws, you may begin to notice an influx of singing visitors to your backyard birdfeeders. From the Northern Cardinal to the Dark-Eyed Junco, over 200 species of birds make their home in Northeast Ohio in a typical year. Migratory birds such as the Blue-headed Vireo head south for the winter but bring their songs back to Ohio in the spring months.

Get to know Cleveland’s year-round residents, migrants and breeding birds with Matt Valencic of the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland. Valencic will present a close-up view of Northeast Ohio’s winged residents on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Take a look at 100 of the birds that make your backyard their home and learn about their migratory patterns and habitats.

Valencic is a lifelong birder and more recently developed an interest in photography. Upon retirement he joined the education committee of the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland and began using his photography to educate and entertain the community about wild birds.  

This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is inspired by “The Bluebird Effect,” written by Ohio nature artist and writer Julie Zickefoose. Authors from the Buckeye State will be featured on book displays in the Main Library New Book Room, Main Library Children’s and Youth Services Area, and Madison Branch Library throughout the month of March as part of the Celebrating Ohio Book Awards and Authors grant.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018