About Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area supports an abundance of wildlife, but is probably best known as one of the top birding spots in North America for migrating songbirds, especially warblers. More than 156 species of songbirds, including 37 species of warblers, have been seen at Magee Marsh during spring and/or fall migration. Birding at Magee Marsh can be done year-round, but the second and third week of May typically provide the most diverse numbers of songbird species for bird watchers. The most popular destination is the boardwalk bird trail, located at the end of the wildlife area road. April and May are the busiest months of the year at Magee Marsh. If you have never been here, you can expect large crowds on peak birding days. Please be respectful while enjoying the wonders of nature.The Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) is located at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. Inside the SMBC, visitors are greeted with numerous displays that depict the unique history, flora, and fauna of the area. Antique decoys, artifacts and photos provide a glimpse of the numerous waterfowl hunt clubs that once lined the lakeshore from Sandusky to Toledo covering about 30,000 acres. A wildlife habitat display featuring more than 300 mounted animal specimens, aquariums, and a touch-table of treasures from the marsh provide the visitor with an understanding of what lives in a wetland.

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