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Are you a bird lover? From birding trails to sanctuaries to a National Park, Northern Ohio offers the bird lover so many areas to discover its flying wildlife.

 


 
Some of our favorite bird links:

The Lake Erie Birding Trail, a series of 84 premier birding locations along Ohio’s north coast, was unveiled during the Midwest Birding Symposium in mid-September. This project was coordinated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.  A birding trail is a directory of the most productive and accessible birdwatching sites in an area with the goal of bringing people to the birds. The Lake Erie Birding Trail closely follows the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s America’s Byways program, and covers Ohio’s entire 312-mile coastline.

The 84 trail sites represent over 30 federal, state, county, and local park districts and management agencies. Lake Metroparks has six parks featured: one in the Ashtabula loop and five in the Cleveland loop.

Audubon Wetlands Preserve
Ashland County Park District

Black Swamp Observatory
13551 West St. Rt 2
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
419.898.4070
website

Crawford Park District - Crawford County
Blue Bird Trail - Sears Woods State Nature Preserve
1486 Mt. Zion Rd.
website

Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area
SR 3 south, right onto SR 95, left onto dirt road just before Village of Funk to reach the wildlife observation platform. 330-567-3390
This 1,490-acre wildlife preserve is located behind Mohicanville Dam and has an observation tower for viewing animals and birds. Open year round. Open for hunting and trapping

Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area
This 5,671-acre wildlife area is situated in northeastern Ohio in portions of Wayne and Holmes counties. This complex is Ohio’s largest remaining marshland outside of the Lake Erie region. A great variety of nesting and migrant birds utilize the area. Of particular interest is the spring migration of waterfowl and songbirds.
website

Malabar Farms - Songbird Aviary
The Malabar Farm Songbird Aviary contains varied avian species
throughout the year.
4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, OH 44843
Phone: 419-892-2784
For additional information website
(photo courtesy of Malabar Farm)

Ohio Bird Sanctuary
3774 Orweiler Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44903
419.884.HAWK (4295)
website

Ohio Erie & Canalway
Information about key viewing sites in each county, important bird areas, flyways and more.
For complete information website.

Ohio Ornithological Society
website

* Winter: Waterfowl and gulls are good when the area is not frozen. It is a good area for Snowy Owl during invasion years.

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie. The refuge was established in 1961 to provide habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds, resident wildlife, and endangered and threatened species.
For complete information and listing of events website.


EVENTS
April 14, 2018
(Wayne County)

Guided Bird Walk
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 9am
Location: Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum, Wooster, OH
website
Free program-birders of all skill levels welcome. Please dress for the weather.

 

April 27, 2018
(Wayne County)

Guided Bird Walk
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 9am
Location: Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum, Wooster, OH
website
Free program-birders of all skill levels welcome. Please dress for the weather.

 

Lake Metro ParksMay 12, 2018
(Lake County)

International Migratory Bird Day
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Lake Erie Bluffs, Perry Twp., OH
Free, pre-registration required.
website

At Lake Erie Bluffs, a significant variety of habitat is protected and this offers many critical options for food and cover. Birds will stopover while on their journeys, refueling while preparing to move onward. With nearly two miles of natural and undisturbed beach, Lake Erie Bluffs is unique and provides many opportunities to watch birds within the larger landscape.


Biggest Week May 4-13, 2018

BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING
Biggest Week in American Birding
Dates May 4-13 2018
Time: Hours vary
Cost: Fees vary
Festival Headquarters: Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center
1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon, OH 43616
website

A 10-day festival featuring some of the best spring birding North America has to offer. The festival features workshops, guided birding activities, field trips, keynote speakers, evening socials, and more.

Local Visitor Bureau

Lake Erie Shores & Islands


 

 


 
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Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties.
 
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