Upcoming FREE field trips planned for the Erie Shores Birding Association (everyone welcome):

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Join ESBA at 9am at the Wildwood Metropark's (Toledo) Window on Wildlife to search for Yellow-throated Warblers and other early Spring migrants!  ESBA-Lead and always FREE!  Bring a lunch to eat at the Window at Noon (or outside at tables provided by the park) or go to lunch on your own!  

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Join ESBA at 9am at the Magee Marsh WEST end (farthest from entrance) to explore this wonderful migrant trap!  ESBA-lead.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Join ESBA at 9am at the Mallard Lake Bruener Center Window on Wildlife as we explore Oak Openings by caravaning to different nearby locations in search of Spring birds!  Lunch at Charlies afterwards around Noon or lunch on your own.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - all are welcome to join us for our yearly ESBA picnic at Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County.  We eat in the gazebo on the water. Bring your own drinks, tablewear and a dish to pass! Bug spray if you plan to walk at 5pm.  dinner will be at 6pm. 

as always, email a Board member if you have questions.


Field trips are scheduled during the spring and fall migrations seasons, and the Christmas Bird Count takes place during the latter
part  of December.

The following is a list of our favorite places to visit:

Michigan: Pt. Mouillee (Rockwood, MI), Lake Erie Metro Park (Gibralter, MI), Phyllis Haehnle Wildlife Sanctuary (Jackson, MI), Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Tawas Point State Park (Tawas, MI), Matthaei Botanical Gardens (Ann Arbor, MI), Tuttle Marsh (Tawas, MI) and Mio/Grayling (for the Kirtland's Warbler).

Canada: Pt. Pelee National Park, Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Hillman Marsh and Niagara Falls.

Ohio: Maumee Bay State Park, Crane Creek, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Metzger Marsh, Oak Openings, Magee Marsh

and Black Swamp Bird Observatory.