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Magee Marsh 2013
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Concept: A multiday, shared expenses birding trip to the Magee Marsh (Ohio) and adjacent areas at the height of May migration

In the Tradition of: Kirtland's Warbler 2005, Texas 2006, Nebraska 2007, Chicken Trip 2008, North Central 2009, Oregon 2010, Panama 2011, Magee Marsh 2012 and other adventures.

Click Here for a list of species seen.
Click Here for photographs.

Participants:
Mike Rosengarten, Bert Filemyr with cameo appearances by Chris Hitt, Dan Sanders, Jane Henderson, Bob Cohen. Adrian Binns, Susan Schuur, Jack Plotkin and other birding friends.

Dates:
May 8-14, 2013

A General Plan

Day
Major Activity
Night at:
Day 1 - Wednesday May 8
(We nead to leave between 6:30 and 7:00 AM.)
Drive to Ohio
About 520 miles (7.5 hours) from Philadelphia
Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Day 2 - Thursday May 9

Bird Magee Marsh and other local birding spots including
Oak Opening Wildlife Preserve
Maumee Bay State Park
Metzgar Marsh NWR
Magee Marsh Visitors Center
Lennon Road Shorebird Habitat

Day 3 - Friday May 10

Bird Magee Marsh and other local birding spots including
Oak Opening Wildlife Preserve
Maumee Bay State Park
Metzgar Marsh NWR
Magee Marsh Visitors Center
Lennon Road Shorebird Habitat

Day 4 - Saturday May 11

Bird Magee Marsh and other local birding spots including
Oak Opening Wildlife Preserve
Maumee Bay State Park
Metzgar Marsh NWR
Magee Marsh Visitors Center
Lennon Road Shorebird Habitat

Day 5 - Sunday May 12
Bird Magee Marsh and other local birding spots including
Oak Opening Wildlife Preserve
Maumee Bay State Park
Metzgar Marsh NWR
Magee Marsh Visitors Center
Lennon Road Shorebird Habitat
Day 6 - Monday May 13
Magee Marsh Boardwalk
Drive to Clarion PA
About 230 miles (3.5 hours)

Day 7 - Tuesday May 14

Mt. Zion Road area (Piney Tract
Mt. Airy Road area (Piney Tract)
Drive home, about 300 miles (4.25 hours)

Home

Resources:

ABA's - The Biggest Week in American Birding

Friends of Magee Marsh

Kenn Kaufman's Magee Marsh Birding

Migration at Magee Marsh

Birding Spots Near Magee Marsh

 


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GPS Coordinates

Magee Marsh

41.6038 - 83.1925

Ottawa NWR

41.6114 - 83.2249

Krause and Strange Road

41.6112 - 83.2405

Maumee Bay State Park

41.6749 - 83.3712

Mallard Club Marsh Wilderness Area

41.6750 - 83.3444

Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area

41.6386 - 83.2629

East Harbor State Park

41.5429 - 82.8204

Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area

41.4095 - 82.9629

Piney Tract - Start

41.1449 - 79.5055

Oak Openings Preserve

Site 1: Girdham and Reed Roads
41.5491 - 83.8541
Lark Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Eastern Bluebird, Red-Headed Woodpecker, Grasshopper Sparrow

Site 2: Girdham Road at Wabash-Cannonball bike trail and Dunes
41.5562 - 83.8537
Summer Tanager, Red-Headed Woodpecker, American Woodcock, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow

Site 3: Window on Wildlife: Buehner Center, Mallard Lake
41.5442 - 83.8454
Migrating Warblers, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Red-bellied Woodpecker

Site 4: Oak Openings Lodge Parking Lot
41.54444 - 83.8394
Migrating Warblers, Pileated Woodpecker, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-Shouldered Hawk

Toledo Lodging

Comfort Inn East, 2930 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH 43616
41.6367 - 83.4762

Clarion Lodging

Comfort Inn Clarion, 129 Dolby St.,Clarion, PA,16214
41.1960 - 79.3934