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Basics of Birding Tour

Tours are open to all ages and interest levels, with an emphasis on beginning birding. ODNR Division of Wildlife professionals will lead the tours and focus on increasing bird identification skills. Participants will learn about bird field markers, flight patterns, and behaviors, which combined will help the beginning birder become better acquainted with Ohio’s bird species.

Tours will be held from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the follows dates and locations:

June 10 – Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon 43616

Participants should meet outside in front of the nature center.


Preregistration is required 5 days prior to each tour as spaces are limited. Interested individuals can register by calling Meredith Gilbert at 419-429-8359.


The tours will be held rain or shine, and participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.  Recommended items to bring include layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, field guides, and a notebook. Additional items to consider include bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat.  Loaner binoculars available upon request.

Magee Marsh Boardwalk