Birding Festival Returns to Lake Erie Shores & Islands May 3-12

April 12, 2013

Bird watching at Magee Marsh in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Bird watching at Magee Marsh in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Lake Erie Shores and Islands is largely regarded as the best place for observing spring songbird migration. The reason is the abundance of preserved ecosystems along marshy coast, woodlands and diverse settings friendly to spring migration. The region includes more than 15 areas designated by Audubon as “Important Bird Areas.”

The “Biggest Week,” planned during the peak of spring songbird migration in the “Warbler Capital of the World,” is one of the premier birding events in the country. It offers some of the best birding North America has to offer. The 10-day festival features workshops, guided birding activities, birding bus tours, keynote speakers, and more.

Visit for registration information and a full schedule of activities. Lodging discounts and packages are available for birders at

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