Chagrin River Bird Quest


3rd Annual Team Birding Challenge
in support of the Chagrin River Corridor IBA

4 pm Friday, September 22nd to 4 pm Saturday, September 23rd
Pre-Event Birding Workshop September 16th


Get your team together and explore the Chagrin River Valley from Lake Erie south to Audubon’s bird sanctuaries in Aurora in search of fall residents and migrants. Start in your own backyard, bird on your own, or join one of our expert birders for a guided bird walk.  (Walks to be announced as they are scheduled, and the complete list of sheduled walks will be available at Check-in.)  How many species can your team check off in 24 hours?



I’ll be out at night.

Share the day with family, friends, co-workers and classmates! Teams can be two or more, young or old, experienced birders or never birded before! One team member must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license. Win a prize for the most creative team name!

Bird Quest Ambassador

Were you a “Quester” last year?

Returning teams who sponsor a new team receive a pizza gift card for every team they sponsor! (You must use the same team name as last year to be an Ambassador.)

Schedule of Events

September 16th

Register early and attend our FREE introductory Birding Workshop.

Two locations! Two convenient times!

North: 9-11 am Holden Arboretum Corning Visitor Center

South: 1-3 pm Novak Education Center in Aurora

 September 22nd

Team Check-in and final registration. Pick up maps, checklists, t-shirts, and talk strategy with teammates and naturalists.

Two locations!

North: 4-6 pm The West Woods Nature Center

South: 4-6 pm Novak Education Center

 September 23rd

Quest Celebration!

Checklist turn-in and awards.  Look for the list of awards at Check-in!  Hearty refreshments served!

4-6:30 pm  The West Woods Nature Center


All Bird Quest activities and materials are free, but registration is required! Register by September 15th and attend our free Birding Workshop! Register here for Bird Quest and Birding Workshop.

Questions?  email

2017 Participating Sponsors:


2016 Bird Quest winners!