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Black Swamp Bird Observatory

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13551 W State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449-9480
+1 419-898-4070
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Great Bird Spot Even for Beginners!

So easy! Just enter the wood path and walk. We went a week after peak migration and still saw so... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
janbird1
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California/New York
Lovely people here, very helpful.

Place is easy to find, and the staff is eager to help. Friendly. Lots of nice items for purchase... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
cooley25
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Joliet, Illinois
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13551 W State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449-9480
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

So easy! Just enter the wood path and walk. We went a week after peak migration and still saw so many birds. This was my first time in Northern Ohio and it's so beautiful. We really want to return next year.

Thank janbird1
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Place is easy to find, and the staff is eager to help. Friendly. Lots of nice items for purchase in their lovely gift shop. There are memberships there you can buy. I sort of thought of "Observatory" as a strange word ..... makes me think...More

2  Thank cooley25
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The whole birding experience was fantastic. They are well equipped to handle the thousands of people coming through for the warbler migration week (May 4-13).

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Nice trails for bird watching. Observation tower is currently closed. I asked about tower at gift shop and they did not know when or if it would reopen. Gift shop has a few items, nice informational brochures and restrooms. There are nice display windows inside...More

Thank SharonB231
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is one of my husband's favorite places on earth in May. We were here later in June so not so good for birds, but lovely walk.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My first time at the spring migration festival, Biggest Week in Birding. Was greatly impressed by the activities, guides and presentations. The "rock stars" of birding are here, not to mention all of the warblers! I highly recommend this festival to any birders of any...More

1  Thank SWTraveler898
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a nationally known bird watching site as there are tons of migrating birds. During the migration season it can be VERY busy. There are at least 2 nesting eagles close by and we've always seen eagles in, and/or around them.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Magee Marsh boardwalk has had some major work done over the winter! Most of the boardwalk has been replaced! This is a great place to visit during the Biggest week in birding if you want to see or photograph the migrating Neotropical Warblers. Don't...More

Thank Humoze
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

So well maintained, beautiful trails. So nice having something like this so close to home. A must stop if you are in the area more so during the birding season.

Thank cnc43440
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is housed in a small unassuming building on the way to Magee Marsh, but when we stopped there we got a wealth of information about the whole Lake Erie birding trail from the man staffing the location. Much better information than we got at...More

Thank Skytrekker
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This is not really a place for dogs. Sorry
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