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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
website

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)

The 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.

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 19 & 26, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

May 6 - 15, 2014

Biggest Week in American Birding
Festival Headquarters: Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon
419.898.4070
biggestweekinamericanbirding.com
May 6, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Hours vary
Fees vary.
The "Biggest Week" is one of the premier birding events in the country, offering some of the best birding North America has to offer, planned during the peak of spring songbird migration in the "Warbler Capital of the World". The 10-day festival features workshops, guided birding activities, half-day birding bus tours, keynote speakers and more. Visit the website for registration information, a full schedule of activities, and rates.
Local Visitor Bureau

May 15-17, 2014

Nest with the Birds
Various locations, Kelleys Island
419.746.2258
kelleysislandnature.com
May 15, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Free
Join the Kelleys Island Audubon Society in welcoming migrating song birds to this wonderfully quiet 2,800 acre island in the western basin of Lake Erie.

 

May 25, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Sunday Bird Walk

Sunday, May 25 ∙ 9 - 11 a.m.

Wildwood Marina parking lot ∙ Euclid Creek Reservation

Rise and shine on Sunday morning and join a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist on a 1.5 mile bird walk. Search the shores of Lake Erie and the surrounding forest for late spring migrants, resident nesting birds and perhaps some recent fledglings. Some binoculars are available to borrow. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-887-1968.

website

 

June 1, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
Spring Birding Train aboard the CVSR

Join us for a ride on the Canalway Flyer! Spring Birding Train & Lunch
Sunday, June 01, 2014
7:45 a.m.
CVSR Brecksville Station
13512 Station Road
Brecksville, OHio 44141
7:45 a.m. | $40 | www.cvsr.com | 330-860-0825


June 7,14,21 & 28, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

August 3, 2014
(Lake County)

Hummingbird Open House
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

August 3, 2014 • FREE • Noon to 4 pm

Penitentiary Glen Nature Center is going to the "humming" birds! Learn all about ruby-throated hummingbirds and watch for them at our feeders. Discover tips about feeders and nectar, flowers that attract hummingbirds, and where they go for the winter. Free, fun activities for the whole family!

For more info website


September 6,13,20 & 27, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

September 20, 2014 Feathers and Foliage Bird Festival
Various locations, Kelleys Island
419.746.2258
kelleysislandnature.com
Sep 20, 2014
8 am-2 pm
Free
Watch the trees for leaves and birds, all day long! Enjoy guided bird walks, bird banding, and more. Please call for more information.

October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

November 1,8,15,22 & 29, 2014
(Ashland County)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
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 flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

   

 

 


 
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