Magee Marsh–Causeway Marshes (Ottawa County)
eBird Bar Charts by Season
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
Magee Marsh is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.
About Magee Marsh Causeway Marshes
The open marsh on either side of the Causeway can be filled with birds. As you drive into Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, the first and longest section of the Causeway is in Ottawa County. The county line crosses the Causeway just before the north most pull off. There is a short section of the Causeway nearest to 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.
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.)
There are restrooms located in the Migratory Bird Center.