Magee Marsh–Beach East
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Magee Marsh Beach East
Please, be safe. It is never safe to stop your car on OH-2 in this area. State and local police ticket drivers pulled over to the side of this highway.
Ohio Birding Day Hike
Magee Marsh Trails
Tips for birding Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Beach
The parking area for Beach East is at the north end of the Causeway where the road turns west toward the Boardwalk. Birders may observe birds from the beachfront only in this area. The wooded area behind the beach is closed to entry. Please, observe signs.
The Beach West is the beach of the former Crane Creek State Park and is on the north side of the main parking area for the Boardwalk.
The parking area for Beach East is at the north end of the Causeway where the road turns west toward the Boardwalk. Birders may observe birds from the beachfront only in this area. The wooded area behind the beach is closed to entry. Please observe signs.
Tips for birding Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Magee Marsh is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.
About Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area attracts birders from all over the world. There are a number of Hotspots set up in eBird to receive your bird checklists when you visit.
Magee Marsh is one of those locations in Ohio where a county line runs right through the middle of the area! Thus, there is no “general” hotspot for all of Magee Marsh. There are eBird Hotspots for each county. The south portion of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (near OH-2) is in Ottawa County. The north portion of the wildlife area (near Lake Erie) is in Lucas County. (See map below for the location of the Lucas/Ottawa county line.)
Restrooms at Magee Marsh are available inside the Migratory Bird Center. Portable toilets are at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory office all year and seasonally at the parking lot for the Magee Marsh boardwalk.