Migrating Birds in Cleveland Green Spaces
Presented by Matthew Valencic of the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland
Sunday, May 2, 2:00 pm via Zoom
May is the best birding month of the year in NE Ohio, especially near Lake Erie. More than 200 species of birds from Central and South America will arrive at birding hotspots like Wendy Park and Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, but also in backyards and gardens around the city. You just need to be outside looking for them! This program will introduce you to more than 100 species of warblers, vireos, flycatchers, swallows and more. Enjoy over 200 close-up photos of some of the prettiest birds in North America and learn where to find them. About 1 hour in length.
Matt Valencic’s love of the outdoors began with a childhood of fishing, hunting and ‘hanging out’ in the woods. During college he saw his first Blackburnian Warbler and has been ‘chasing birds’ ever since. He started taking pictures of birds about 15 years ago and amassed quite a catalog by the time he retired in 2015. Those pictures help create several programs about the birds of Northeast Ohio which he presents as a member of The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland. Matt and his wife, Patti, live on a small hobby farm in Geauga County with two horses, a dog and large vegetable garden. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren.