Spot the first buzzard at Hinckley Reservation

The buzzards are returning to Northeast Ohio, and in an annual tradition dating to 1957, the Cleveland Metroparks official buzzard spotter will be there to greet the turkey vulture on March 15.

(Associated Press file photos)

Beginning at 7 a.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation, join the Official Buzzard Spotter at the Buzzard Roost to cheer the turkey vulture’s return. The event ends when the first buzzard is spotted. Last year, that was at 1:16 p.m. due to extremely cold and windy conditions, according to Cleveland Metroparks.

Can’t make it to the Buzzard Roost on a Thursday morning? The fun will continue Sunday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Join Cleveland Metroparks naturalists for Buzzard Spotting.

For more information, call 440-526-1012 or visit

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