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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
March 11, 2017
(Ottawa County)

Eagle Tour
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

Jan 25, 2017; Jan 28, 2017; Feb 11, 2017; Feb 15, 2017; Mar 11, 2017; Mar 15, 2017; Mar 29, 2017
9 am-12 pm & 12:30-3:30 pm
Free
Enjoy our national bird on this bus tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. See a few nests and discover why so many eagles call the marsh home. Reservations are required.

 

March 15, 2017
(Ottawa County)

Eagle Tour
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

Jan 25, 2017; Jan 28, 2017; Feb 11, 2017; Feb 15, 2017; Mar 11, 2017; Mar 15, 2017; Mar 29, 2017
9 am-12 pm & 12:30-3:30 pm
Free
Enjoy our national bird on this bus tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. See a few nests and discover why so many eagles call the marsh home. Reservations are required.

 

Geauga Park District March 18, 2017
(Geauga County)
Ice Off Waterfowl Watch
Saturday, March 18, 9-11 AM
LaDue Reservoir, Boat House Parking Area, Valley Road
Take a birding trip to view migratory loons, grebes, ducks, bald eagles, etc. First come, first served for a seat in the park van; others caravan behind. Nature's Not to Be Missed.

Geauga Park District

9160 Robinson Road, Chardon, OH  44024
(440) 286-9516
Toll Free (800) 536-4006
www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

March 18, 2017
(Wayne County)

Shreve Migration Sensation

Full day of events centering around the annual start of birding in the Killbuck Marsh Area in Shreve. Guest speakers, workshops, vendor hall and special children's educational activities. Shreve Elementary School Rt. 226. Shreve Elementary School 7 AM-4:45 PM 330-464-4382
Website: www.shreveohio.com

Local Visitor Bureau
Wayne County Ohio Visitor Bureau

Geauga Park District March 26, 2017
(Geauga County)
Woodcock Watch
Sunday, March 26, 7:30-8:30 PM
Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve
A behind-the-bushes look at the courtship antics of a unique bird, the American Woodcock, highlighted by an amazing aerial ballet with "wingsong" followed by a careening descent – a true rite of spring! Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Nature's Not to Be Missed.

Geauga Park District

9160 Robinson Road, Chardon, OH  44024
(440) 286-9516
Toll Free (800) 536-4006
www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

March 29, 2017
(Ottawa County)

Eagle Tour
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

Jan 25, 2017; Jan 28, 2017; Feb 11, 2017; Feb 15, 2017; Mar 11, 2017; Mar 15, 2017; Mar 29, 2017
9 am-12 pm & 12:30-3:30 pm
Free
Enjoy our national bird on this bus tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. See a few nests and discover why so many eagles call the marsh home. Reservations are required.

 

April 7, 2017
(Medina County)

"Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Birds", a First Friday Garden Coffee Chat

Got birds? Got feeders? Got nests? If you want more birds in your yard and garden then this chat is for YOU!

Join Medina County Master Gardeners and learn how to make your property more attractive to the birds. We will teach you how to put out the welcome mat for our feathered friends.

The interactive talk occurs at the OSU Extension Office, 120 West Washington St., Suite 1L, on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is strongly preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Registration form can be found online at go.osu.edu/CHATS. To receive a copy of the form by mail or email, call Medina County OSU Extension Office, 330-725-4911, extension 106. Beverages and light refreshments provided.

 

April 8, 2017
(Wayne County)

Guided Bird Walk

Free program-birders of all skill levels welcome. Please dress for the weather. Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum 9:00 AM

Website: http://secrest.osu.edu

Local Visitor Bureau
Wayne County Ohio Visitor Bureau

April 28, 2017
(Wayne County)

Guided Spring Walk

Free guided Spring walk. Please dress for the weather. Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum 2:00 PM

Website: http://secrest.osu.edu

Local Visitor Bureau
Wayne County Ohio Visitor Bureau

April 29, 2017
(Ashland County)

LIVE BIRDS OF PREY

Saturday - April 29, 2017
At Mohican State Park Lodge at 7pm. Enjoy an up close experience with a variety of Ohio's bird species. Free and open to the public.

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

Local Visitor Bureau

Mohican Country Ohio

April 30, 2017
(Ashland County)

HUMMINGBIRD HIKE

At Mohican State Park Lodge beginning at 10am. Learn about feeding hummingbirds and make a hummingbird feeder to take home. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 419-938-5411 or visit www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

Mohican Country Ohio


Week of May 5, 2017

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!

 


 

 


 
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