Want to get in on the enjoyment, excitement, fascination and joyful outdoor recreation that watching birds has to offer? Once relegated to the domain of eccentrics, bird watching now ranks among one of the most popular pastimes in America, and Geauga Park District is eager to help you make the connection.

Continuing a Greater Cleveland tradition since 1933, the Annual Spring Bird Walk Series returns for six walks throughout April and May – April 10 at Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve, April 17 at Frohring Meadows, April 24 at The Rookery, May 1 at Eldon Russell Park, May 8 at Big Creek Park and May 15 at Swine Creek Reservation. All are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and among Nature’s Not to Be Missed opportunities.

Located where there is the best bet for birds at each particular stage in migration, these walks connect experienced bird watchers with novices of all ages for bird observation, identification and interpretation. Said Naturalist Dan Best, who hosts, “This is a great way to enjoy birds in the company of friendly folks, as well as a marvelous means to experience the splendors of spring in your parks.”

For outdoor programs, please dress for the weather and bring a bird guide if you have one. Registration is not required for any of the above mentioned. Park addresses can be found on the website at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.