Akron Birds's Journal

June 30, 2020

Akron Birds Wraps Up for 2020

Hey Akron,

Thanks to all who participated in Akron Birds, the City of Akron Recreation and Parks' first iNaturalist project. We hope you enjoyed participating. Not only are your contributions and observations important to the City of Akron Recreation and Parks Division, but also to the network of scientists, educators, and scholars who use the data crowd-sourced through iNaturalist.

Here is a summary of this project's finds:

41 Members
37 Observations (35 Research Grade)
26 Species (including multiple rare sightings)
27 Identifiers (participants sharing ID data)

Most Observed Species: American Robin
Rare Finds: Magnolia Warbler, Norther Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler

Hungry for more? Akron Recreation and Parks is launching a brand new BioBlitz on July 1, 2020! Search for and join Akron BioBlitz to start recording all your wildlife observations!

Posted on June 30, 2020 19:46 by akronrecreation akronrecreation

May 21, 2020

Akron Birds Recognized as an Alternative Summer Programming Option in City of Akron Press Release

On May 20, 2020, The City of Akron announced a first wave of new programming for the summer of 2020 including the Akron Recreation and Parks division's Akron Birds project through iNaturalist. Other summer programming events announced include Rock the Lock Down andThe Akron Games. These alternative programs provide the Akron community with fun, safe entertainment options for the summer, from the comfort of their own home, neighborhood, or at a distance from others.

Through innovative alternative programming opportunities like Akron Birds, Akron Recreation and Parks continues to provide fun, safe and affordable opportunities to enhance quality of life and encourage deeper connections with our community.

You can view the entire press release here.

Posted on May 21, 2020 17:02 by akronrecreation akronrecreation

May 15, 2020

Welcome to Akron Birds!

Akron Birds now through June 30, 2020!

Hey Akron,

Whether you are new to the world of bird watching or a veteran birder, Akron Parks & Recreation wants to see your birds! Bird watching offers an exceptional opportunity for all ages and skill levels to discover the beauty and variety of birds present throughout the year in a fun, accessible, and inexpensive pastime suitable for your local parks or even from the comfort of your own home. Akron Birds is your chance to showcase your best Akron birding finds this spring!

Spring is peak migration season for an amazing variety of birds moving through Akron and all of Northeast Ohio. Akron Parks & Recreation encourages you to get out and discover the diversity and beauty of these bird species. Just add the project Akron Birds under your iNaturalist account and all of your Akron area observations will be included in the collection. For collection purposes, all birding observations must be your own and must occur within the project boundaries of the City of Akron, Ohio. Akron Recreation & Parks, and the greater scientific community using iNaturalist, appreciate the sharing of your observations through the Akron Birds project.

Akron Birds is organized by the City of Akron Recreation & Parks division. Akron Recreation & Parks offers quality of life activities for all our area residents – the young and young at heart! We offer active adult activities, sports for kids and adults, programs and classes at all of our community centers, events for the whole family to enjoy, and opportunities to connect in your neighborhood. Akron Recreation exists to enrich all lives, engage the community and empower the future. Find out all we have to offer and get involved today!

Image: Baltimore Oriole at Summit Lake Park, May 5, 2020.

Posted on May 15, 2020 12:11 by akronrecreation akronrecreation