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Walborn Reservoir–Eagle Nest Observation Deck

13600 Marlboro Avenue Northeast
Alliance, Ohio 44601
Walborn Reservoir Eagle Nest Report webpage
Walborn Reservoir webpage
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Also, see Walborn Reservoir, Berlin Lakes System Important Bird Area, and Alliance Birding Drive

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Walborn Reservoir–Eagle Nest Observation Deck
Coordinates: 40.9689956, -81.2082821
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About Walborn Reservoir Eagle Nest Observation Deck
In 1979 there were only four eagle pairs in Ohio. The state is now home to over 200 nests and with around 300 known eaglets hatching each year.

The eaglets at Walborn Reservoir have never been banded for safety reasons: the nesting tree has been struck by lightning several times and may not be stable enough to withstand the weight of humans. It was determined that it was more important to preserve the nest and its babies than it was to band any birds that matured.

We hope you enjoy the observations of eagle watching volunteers and invite you to stop by the nest site located on the west side of Walborn Reservoir. Laws protecting eagles define how close you can get to a nest; do not walk any closer than the wooden Observation Deck.
From Walborn Reservoir Eagle Nest Report webpage

Tips for birding the Walborn Reservoir
From Ohio Ornithological Society website

About Walborn Reservoir
Nearly 2,500 acres of terrain and open water are your playground! Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and boating adventures await you at the picturesque Walborn Reservoir, just miles from Alliance and Canton. Natural surface trails take you through pine woods, oak and hickory forests, and wildflower areas. A designated equestrian area provides ties, mounting blocks, and trailer parking.

The Walborn Reservoir Marina offers affordable boat rentals and concessions from May to October. Enjoy a day on the water in a rowboat, motorboat, canoe, or kayak! Bait, tackle, and a selection of snacks and food are all available at the marina shop. A fishing pier and boat launch (boats up to 25 feet and 10 hp) are also nearby.

The Walborn Marina Shelter overlooks the reservoir near the Marina and is perfect for a party of up to 70 people. The shelter is equipped with electricity and a grill.

The Reeder Ave. Trailhead offers additional parking and trail access at 12824 Reeder Ave. NE, in Alliance.

The Eagle Observation Deck is one of the most interesting places in all of Walborn Reservoir! Watch the nesting eagles and eaglets from this designated deck built to give you the closest possible view of these majestic birds. Bring your own binoculars for an even closer look. Eagle viewing programs are scheduled during the spring and summer. The deck is located at 13600 Marlboro Ave. NE, in Alliance.
From Walborn Reservoir webpage

A marina and restrooms are available at the main parking area.