One for the birds!
Chasing birds around the globe is a passion for avid birders, but you don’t have to rack up frequent flyer miles to find new feathered friends. A birding adventure is as close as the nearest Metropark.
Take a walk on any trail, visit one of the Windows On Wildlife or attend a program to learn about the amazing diversity of birds in our region. Because northwest Ohio lies at the crossroads of two busy flyways for migrating birds, any Metropark on any given day—especially spring and fall—can bring a delightful surprise. Programs can even be adapted for your group’s age, subject requirements and interests.
Lucas County has an abundance of birds and plenty of places to see them. Metroparks is part of the Lake Erie Birding Trail, featuring the premiere sites to see almost 400 species. While the spring migration of warblers—those colorful little songbirds—put northwest Ohio on the map as a birding destination, there are plenty of birds of all sizes to see any season.
Download the Metroparks Birding checklist here.
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An record 529 baby cavity nesting birds successfully fledged bird boxes located in Oak Openings, Wildwood, Swan Creek and Secor this season.
As their name suggests, the pine siskin (Carduelis pinus) prefers seeds from pines and other conifers such as hemlock and cedar. They will also eat tree buds and catkins from alders and birches, as well as insects, spiders, and seeds. They love thistle seed and will visit your thistle feeder along with goldfinches.