Chagrin River Bird Quest – 2016 copy

2nd Annual Team Birding Challenge

in support of the Chagrin River Corridor IBA


Friday, September 16, 4 pm to Saturday, September 17, 4 pm
Pre-event Birding Workshop, September 10

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 (list of places to bird), or join naturalists for a guided bird walk (more info below).  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 unusual 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 2016

September 10 – Birding Workshop

Are you a new birder or want to refresh your skills?  Do you want to get tips and advice from experts? Register early and attend our FREE introductory Birding Workshop!

Two locations! Two convenient times!
North: 1-3 pm The Holden Arboretum and Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
South: 3-5 pm Novak Education Center in Aurora

September 16 – Team check-in and final registration

Pick up maps, checklists, free t-shirts, and talk strategy with teammates and naturalists.

Two locations!
North: 4-6 pm North Chagrin Nature Center.
South: 4-6 pm Novak Education Center

September 17 – Quest Celebration!

Checklist turn-in and awards. Hearty refreshments served!
4-6:30 pm  North Chagrin Nature Center

Optional Guided Bird Walks

Get support from expert birders!  Bring your team to a naturalist led bird walk as one activity during your 24 hours on the Quest.

September 17, 9-10:30 am
The Holden Arboretum and Warren H. Corning Visitor Center (Registration, see below, required for free admission to Holden.)

Laura Gooch. Check out more of her work here:

Look for me!

You will travel a loop through woodland and field habitat that will investigate Foster Pond, Blueberry Pond, Buttonbush Bog, Heath Pond, Hourglass Pond, and Corning Lake.

Expect to see a wide variety of bird life – possibly ducks, herons, birds of prey, swallows, vireos, warblers, thrushes, and finches. Meet at Corning Visitor Center. Leader: Stan Plante.

For a list of other naturalist led bird walks taking place during the Quest – click here.  The list will also be available at Team Check-in on September 16.


Registration required! Register by September 9 and attend our free Birding Workshop!

Register here.

Questions?  email

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