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Marsh Wildlife Area - Located on the scenic shore of
Erie, Crane Creek State
Park offers a vast freshwater marsh and spacious sandy beach for enjoyment.
Today, Crane Creek State Park comprises 79 acres of beach and marshlands
adjoining the 2,600-acre Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Ottawa National
Wildlife Refuge. This coastal environment is home to more than 300 species
of birds. Herons, waterfowl, warblers, gulls and the magnificent bald eagle
make this park one of the best birdwatching areas in the country.
NWR - The refuge is located 16 miles east of Oregon,
on State Route 2. The refuge
is adjacent to the state-operated Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.
Ohio - with Mary Scott. My spring migration trip was a bit
than I had planned -- but it was great to be out and about after successful
back surgery! I'm still working on the trip, so check back as more links
Hotspots in Ohio - by Tom Thompson. The site descriptions
instructions on how to get to the variously described locations are excerpted
from the second edition of Birding In Ohio.
Guides to some of my favorite Ohio birding locations - by
Area Birding Site Guide - This is a birding site
locations in the general
commuting area of Cleveland, Ohio. Includes many links to specific lakeshore
and suburban locations.
to find Birds in Ohio
- by Vic Fazio - this website contains a
clickable map of
Ohio counties, with the best bird finding locations in each county provided.
Erie Coastal Ohio - Links more than 300 natural and historical
along Lake Erie. Visitors can access Recent Sightings, calling cards for
spreading the word about the importance of our resources to area businesses,
visitation guidelines, and more. Although still under construction, the
web site will eventually assist with finding hotels and restaurants near
birding locations, and it will have bird and wildflower checklists for
Island - With a land mass of twenty-eight hundred acres
square miles) and almost eighteen miles of shoreline, Kelleys Island is
the largest American island situated in the western basin of Lake Erie,
and is located three and one half miles north of Marblehead, Ohio. In 1992
a small group of Kelleys Island residents formed the Kelleys Island Audubon
Club to protect, preserve and develop natural habitat for the birds and
wildlife that inhabit the island.
to go birding in Cincinnati - There are lots of places
birding in and around Cincinnati,
including the following suggestions:
OH Birding! This website, built by Jonathan Ruedisueli, provides
Boone County Cliffs
East Fork State Park
Hueston Woods State Park
Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Riverside Natural Area
Summit Lake State Park
of birding information for Allen and the surrounding counties in Ohio,
with a great section on where to go birding.
Audobon Society - Favorite
Dayton Area Birding Sites
in Lorain County - The region attracts more than 300 species
birds, and bald eagles, warblers and great blue herons are regular visitors.
Birdwatchers also may catch a glimpse of the abundant animal and plant
life-and even some rare species of our feathered friends-that make the
area unique. Thousands of acres and miles of trails provide the perfect
vantage point for birdwatching. Make sure you follow the link to the designated
birding areas for the county.
Audubon Refuges - Brief information on Cedar Point NWR,
Ottawa NWR, and West Sister Island NWR.
Watchable Wildlife Veiwing Sites - a search of this
directions to many of the
state's best places to view wildlife
Birding News - compiled by Gregg M. Pasterick.
Wildlife Refuge Index - Ohio - US Fish and Wildlife.
Includes information on:
Cedar Point National Wildlife
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
West Sister National Wildlife