Focus on Magee Marsh

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area attracts birders from all over the world. There are a number of hotspots set up in eBird to receive your bird checklists when you visit, including the world-famous Magee Marsh Boardwalk.

In addition to links for each of the hotspots at Magee, you will find links to websites, maps, tips for birding, eBird data, and much more.

Magee Marsh is one of those locations in Ohio where a county line runs right through the middle of the area! Thus, there is no “general” hotspot for all of Magee Marsh. There are eBird Hotspots for each county. The south portion of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (near OH-2) is in Ottawa County. The north portion of the wildlife area (near Lake Erie) is in Lucas County. (See the map for the location of the Lucas/Ottawa county line.)

12 eBird Hotspots — over 300 species reported

Lucas County
Magee Marsh (Lucas Co.)
Magee Marsh--Beach East
Magee Marsh--Beach West
Magee Marsh--Boardwalk
Magee Marsh--Causeway Marshes (Lucas Co.)
Magee Marsh--Goosehaven Trail (seasonal)
Magee Marsh--Lakefront Levee Trail (seasonal)

Ottawa County
Magee Marsh (Ottawa Co.)
Magee Marsh--Causeway Marshes (Ottawa Co.)
Magee Marsh--Entrance Road
Magee Marsh--Migratory Bird Center and Trails
Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Trails