Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area webpage
Friends of Magee Marsh website
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (Coastal Access) webpage
Biggest Week in American Birding website
Also, see Biggest Week in American Birding
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Use this hotspot for checklists of birds seen at various locations in the Lucas County section of Magee Marsh. Whenever possible, please use more specific hotspot locations.
The parking area for this beach is at the end of the Causeway where the road turns left toward the Boardwalk.
This is the beach of the former Crane Creek State Park.
You may use this hotspot to report birds you see on the Boardwalk itself or along the wood edge on the south side of the parking lot adjacent to the Boardwalk.
This is a short section of the Causeway nearest Lake Erie. The birds, of course, do not care about the county line and freely cross it. Some eBirders carefully keep their personal lists by county.
This partnership trail was opened in 2012 and offers additional warbler habitat as well as excellent access to the Crane Creek Estuary. Most of the trail is in Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
Use this hotspot for checklists of birds seen at various locations in the Ottawa County section of Magee Marsh. Whenever possible, please use more specific hotspot locations.
The county line crosses the Causeway just after the north most pull off. Most of the Causeway is in Ottawa County.
There are feeders at the Bird Center and trails into the marsh. If there is a Bald Eagle nest in this area some of the trails may be closed.
This hotspot stretches along the entrance road from the Black Swamp Bird Observatory office to the Magee Marsh Bird Center. A Limpkin was observed in 2019 by the pond on this road.
This is the area around the Black Swamp Bird Observatory office and visitor center, including feeders and the trails that connect with Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
This hotspot is within Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, but should not be used to submit checklists for birds observed at other locations at Magee Marsh.
Magee Marsh Boardwalk Code of Ethics
From Lake Erie Birding Trail website
From Ohio Ornithological Society website
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.
The Migratory Bird Center is handicap accessible. The boardwalk at Magee Marsh is wheelchair accessible.
Photo by Ken Ostermiller