More details about this trip:
The shore of Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio is one of the prime sites for viewing songbird migration in the United States during the month of May. Magee Marsh is fast becoming the most amazing few hundred yards of birding, often offering eye-level views of twenty or more species of warblers, plus vireos, tanagers, thrushes, flycatchers….
Short drives throughout the area bring you to many additional fine birding destinations, including Ottawa National Wildlife Area, Maumee Bay State Park, Oak Openings Preserve and Pearson Metropark. These sites offer a wide range of habitat types, increasing the possibility of seeing quite a diversity of bird species during your visit.
Pricing: $1,790 USD, or £1,390 GBP for 7 Days and 6 Nights
Group Size: Most tours viable at 5 to 8 participants (priced at 7 or 8 participants).
Upcoming 2020 Dates:
May 10 to 16
May 13 to 19
Magee Marsh, Ottawa National Wildlife Area, Maumee Bay State Park, Oak Openings Preserve, Nayanquing Point Wildlife Area, Houghton Lake Wildlife Research Area, Hartwick Pines State Park.
Trumpeter Swan, Ruffed Grouse, Black-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, Sora, Yellow Rail (difficult), Upland Sandpiper, American Woodcock, Black Tern, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush, Evening Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bobolink, Baltimore Oriole, Brewer's Blackbird, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Blue-wined Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Mourning Warbler, American Redstart, Kirtland's Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting.
In addition to all the wonderful songbirds present in northwest Ohio, we also include a visit to northern Michigan, which includes the Kirtland's Warbler’s breeding grounds. We find several species in Michigan that are not always seen in Ohio, including Evening Grosbeak, Upland Sandpiper, Clay-colored Sparrow, Black Tern, Yellow-headed Blackbird and more.
Springtime Birding in Ohio and Michigan
Magee Marsh and Grayling for Kirtland's Warbler
Ohio's Magee Marsh Birding plus Kirtland's Warbler with Jesse Huth: May 10 to 16
Ohio's Magee Marsh Birding plus Kirtland's Warbler with David Trently: May 13 to 19