Magee Marsh–Lakefront Dike

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
229 West State Route 2
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area webpage
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area map and trails

Also, see Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

eBird Bar Charts by Season

Entire Year

Spring Migration (Mar-May)
Breeding Season (Jun-Jul)
Fall Migration (Aug-Nov)
Winter (Dec – Feb)
eBird Hotspot

Lucas County

Magee Marsh–Lakefront Dike
Coordinates: 41.6257887, -83.1791103
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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 Lakefront Dike
The Lakefront Dike is parallels the East Beach. The trail along the dike is open to walking during the Biggest Week in American Birding.

Parking for the Lakefront Dike trail is at the north end of the Causeway where the road turns west toward the Boardwalk.

Tips for birding Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Magee Marsh is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.

Magee Marsh Boardwalk Code of Ethics
From Birding Magee Marsh website
Tips on submitting eBird checklists at Magee Marsh

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.