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Guided walks around our local area parks and preserves give a chance to get to know one another, study birds in their natural habitat, get a better understanding of seasonal distribution and enjoying our Firelands area. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in this part of the state and there is always the exciting possibility of adding to that list!  

Join us at any of our open to the public walks. just bring your binoculars and have fun. 

March 31 - Woodcock Walk, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wyandot MetroPark, 5401 Cleveland Rd West, Huron

Firelands Audubon Society invites you to treat yourself to an evening performance at Wyandot MetroPark as we witness the “sky dance” of the American woodcock, visible only during the first few weeks of spring. Pending weather conditions, this program may be rescheduled.

May 20 – Glen Bernhardt Century Count

Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility, 3597 Scheid Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

We continue our Century Count tradition as we aim to count as many species as we can within Erie County. As the name suggests, we aim to surpass 100 species. Morgan Drabik-Hamshare invites you to a morning of birding in the hidden gem of Erie County: the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility. This restricted access facility boasts 6,400 acres of woodland, prairies, and wetlands. Many warblers breed on the property and Wild Turkey sightings are common.

Firelands Audubon Society has the awesome opportunity to allow up to 15 birders on the property to bird during the Glen Bernhardt Century Count on May 20th, 2023 from 8:00-14:00. Space is limited, so registration is required. The first 15 people who email Firelands Audubon Society ( with their interest in attending will be allowed to participate. Please provide your full name, required for security clearance.

If you’re unable to join Morgan, please let us know what birds you see.


Suggested birding locations: Sheldon Marsh Wildlife Area, Pipe Creek Wildlife Area, Osborn MetroPark, Wyandot MetroPark, Huron Pier.

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