Witness the amazing return of eastern neotropical migrants during the height of spring migration at what has been described as “the Warbler Capital of the World” – Magee Marsh, on the south shore of Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio.
The boardwalk at Magee Marsh winds its way through a 7-acre woodlot that is strategically positioned between Lake Erie and marshes of Ottawa NWR. As large numbers of warblers, vireos, orioles, thrushes and swallows make their journey north, this migrant hotspot provides excellent opportunities to see them up close. Magee and adjacent beach-ridge woods provide critical habitat, a resting place and refueling point for many of these birds before they cross Lake Erie to their breeding grounds.
We finish in central Michigan with a visit to look for the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler amongst Jack Pines on their breeding grounds.
The pace of the trip is relaxed with ample opportunity to photograph the birds.
Focus: Birds, Photography