INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY TO BE CELEBRATED MAY 10 |
AT MAGEE MARSH STATE WILDLIFE AREA
COLUMBUS, OH - Live raptor displays, songbird banding demonstrations
and guided birding tours are a few of the naturalist programs that will
highlight International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 10 at Magee
Marsh State Wildlife Area in Ottawa County.
In addition to bird watching opportunities at one of the nation's
top ranked birding locations, visitors also will have access to marsh wagon
tours, decoy and songbird carving demonstrations, nest box displays and an
exhibit on bird optics. The event is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bird watchers can view a diversity of birds from their automobiles
or while walking nearly two miles of paths and boardwalks. An observation
tower overlooking the marsh provides an overhead view of the marsh. The
area also features a warbler exhibit in addition to interpretive and birding
Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area has received national attention in
Birder's World and Wild Bird magazines, each ranking the Ottawa County site
in the list of top 10 best birding locations in North America. It is also
designated as an Audubon Important Bird Area.
The Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area is located 17 miles west of Port
Clinton on State Route 2 between State Routes 19 and 590, and is open to
visitors from sunrise to sunset. The Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center is
open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are
offered, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March through November. Call
419-898-0960, extension 31 for more information.