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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

January 24, 2015
(Cuyahoga County)

Birds and Coffee
Time: 9 - 10:30 AM
North Chargin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks
3037 SOM Center Rd., Willoughby Hills
440.473.3370
Brush up on your bird identification skills while enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
Woodpeckers, chickadees and cardinals are expected visitors to our feeders. We will get a front row seat and close up views through one-way glass windows.
For more information website.

January 25, 2015
(Ashland County)

ATTRACTING BIRDS IN OHIO
Sunday - January 25, 2015
Attracting birds to your backyard can truly add quality to life and provide endless entertainment and discovery for children and adults alike. Join us for this free program on January 25 from 10am till 12pm at Mohican Class A Campground on State Route 3 in Loudonville, Oh. Take home a free feeder made from recycled material. Meet at campground store and nature center.
For more information call 419-994-5125
Local Visitor Bureau

January 31, 2015
(Ashland County)

OWL WALK

Bring a flashlight & dress for the weather! Beginning at 7:30pm, watch a presentation on Owls in Ohio and then venture out on a hike to call in this region's most stealthy predator. Meet at Mohican State Park's campground store and nature center.

For more information call 419-994-5125

April 4, 2015
(Ashland County)

LIVE BIRDS OF PREY

Among our most popular attractions are birds of prey presentations conducted by experts from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary every Saturday evening at 7:00pm April through November at Mohican State Park Lodge. Learn about Ohio's winged predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more information call 419-938-5411 or visit www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau


May 8 - 17, 2015

Biggest Week in American Birding
Festival Headquarters: Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon
419.898.4070
biggestweekinamericanbirding.com

Hours vary
Fees vary.
Black Swamp Bird Observatory invites you to The Biggest Week in American Birding in Northwest Ohio, the "Warbler Capital of the World!" The "Biggest Week" is a 10-day festival featuring some of the best spring birding North America has to offer. The Biggest Week features workshops, guided birding activities, day-long and half-day birding van tours, keynote speakers, and more. Among the myriad of events offered during the festival are workshops, American Woodcock trips to observe the extraordinary displays of these woodland shorebirds, daily walks at the world famous Magee Marsh, keynote presentations, birding by ear workshops, and presentations on world birding. Great fun for birders of all interest and skill levels, everyone from beginners to some of the world's top bird experts describes Biggest Week as their favorite bird festival. Make it yours, too!

 


 

 


 
Ohio One Day Trips
Looking for a one day escape? Check out a few of our favorite one day trips. Make sure to check back often as we continue to add new ideas for Ohio getaways.
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