Maumee River-Lower Important Bird Area

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Defiance County

Independence Dam SP
Coordinates: 41.2914798, -84.2750931
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Henry County

Mary Jane Thurston SP
Coordinates: 41.411192, -83.8848209
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Mary Jane Thurston SP–North Turkeyfoot Area East Access
Coordinates: 41.4163705, -83.9845884
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Mary Jane Thurston SP–North Turkeyfoot Area West Access
Coordinates: 41.4124408, -83.9967227
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Meyerholtz Wildlife Area
Coordinates: 41.3729618, -84.1500592
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Miami Wabash & Erie Canal Park
Coordinates: 41.4196652, -83.9002436
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South Turkeyfoot Creek Fishing Access
Coordinates: 41.4134514, -83.9738595
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Lucas County

Audubon Islands State Nature Preserve
Coordinates: 41.5660135, -83.6381435
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Bay View Park
Coordinates: 41.6959289, -83.4729141
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Bend View Metropark
Coordinates: 41.4498238, -83.7936278
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Farnsworth Metropark
Coordinates: 41.4826746, -83.7430447
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Glass City Metropark
Coordinates: 41.6518959, -83.5230446
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International Park
Coordinates: 41.6468292, -83.5275722
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Maumee River @ I-280
Coordinates: 41.65996, -83.5130882
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Maumee River Mouth
Coordinates: 41.6981668, -83.4639931
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Maumee River Rapids
Coordinates: 41.5522052, -83.6680126
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Maumee River–Jerome Rd. Rapids
Coordinates: 41.5377836, -83.6968732
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Maumee River–Roche De Boeuf
Coordinates: 41.4870722, -83.7285662
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Missionary Island Wildlife Area
Coordinates: 41.472573, -83.747749
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Museum of the Great Lakes
Coordinates: 41.656882, -83.5150623
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Providence Metropark
Coordinates: 41.4176288, -83.8565183
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Side Cut Metropark
Coordinates: 41.5568458, -83.6716068
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Walbridge Park
Coordinates: 41.6143835, -83.5824823
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Walbridge Park–Observation Deck
Coordinates: 41.6119535, -83.5865164
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Wood County

Davis Overlook
Coordinates: 41.5511133, -83.6591291
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Island View Park
Coordinates: 41.6013879, -83.5730195
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Mary Jane Thurston SP–Grand Rapids Tow Path Trail
Coordinates: 41.4120691, -83.8741833
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Maumee River–Grand Rapids
Coordinates: 41.4138956, -83.8699722
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Miltonville Fishing Access
Coordinates: 41.4885621, -83.7157991
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Orleans Park
Coordinates: 41.5596557, -83.6444092
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Otsego Park
Coordinates: 41.4453803, -83.7857383
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Van Tassel Wildlife Area
Coordinates: 41.429214, -83.821077
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Veterans Memorial Park, Rossford
Coordinates: 41.616084, -83.5649192
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Weirs Rapids
Coordinates: 41.461302, -83.7668467
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About Maumee River-Lower Important Bird Area
The Lower Maumee River IBA includes the corridor along the river and extends from the confluence of the Auglaize River in Defiance (Independence Dam east of Defiance) northeast to the mouth at Lake Erie near Toledo. Riparian forest lines the river on both sides and the riparian corridor serves as a migration pathway with a variety of habitats providing river, wet woodlands, and prairie through the northwest agricultural region. This IBA includes the 15-mile stretch of rapids of the Maumee River extending from the city of Grand Rapids to the city of Maumee and also warm water outflows nearer the mouth.The river provides a migratory corridor for migrant land birds. Migrant warblers are numerous in both spring and fall migrations. As Maumee Bay freezes into winter, bay ducks (e.g. Common Goldeneyes and Common Mergansers) move to the lower four-mile stretch. With winter freeze-up of Lake Erie, the lower river and the up-river rapids attract gulls as open water in northwest Ohio gradually diminishes. Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls make up the majority, with unusual species having included Glaucous Gulls, Iceland Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gulls, Bonaparte’s Gulls, and rarer Thayer’s Gulls and Mew Gulls. The rapids can also attract southbound shorebirds in late summer. Bald Eagles use the Maumee in winter, spring, and fall all the way up to the Independence Dam, and even farther to the west.
FromMaumee River-Lower Important Bird Area webpage