Grand Lake Saint Marys SP--Anderson Rd. Picnic Area

Tips for Birding

The Anderson Road Picnic Area is great for migrating songbirds and other species despite the fact that it lacks any trails or access to the lake. Many species of warblers and sparrows can be found here during migration and Bald Eagles can often be seen in the area. A scope is not necessary for this location, so a pair of binoculars would be better. There is a small parking lot at the end of the road next to a small canal where Wood Ducks can be often found.

About Grand Lake Saint Marys State Park

Grand Lake Saint Marys lies along one of the country’s major migration routes. Waterbirds using the lake as a resting stop include Canada geese, ducks, grebes, swans, egrets, loons, herons, cormorants, and ospreys. Many ducks, geese, and heron also nest here. Bald eagles, magnificent birds long absent from the area, have again nested on the southwest corner of the lake at the wildlife refuge. Other animals of the park include fox squirrel, mink, raccoon, beaver, coyote, white-tailed deer and many others.

Content from Grand Lake Saint Marys State Park webpage and Josh King