May Photo of the Month: Warbler Migration Magee Marsh

May 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Photo of the Month

This month I headed out to Magee Marsh located in Oak Harbor, Ohio. It is situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Every year thousands of birders, photographers, and nature lovers flock to this location in May. Here people get to witness large concentrations of songbirds and other migrants stopping to prepare before their migration across the Great Lakes toward their breeding grounds in the north. This provides spectacular bird watching opportunities. The warblers delight with their vivid colors and lively attitudes. For photographers, Magee Marsh provides some of the most up-close views in North America of multiple bird species within a short time. It is also an opportunity to check out the Biggest Week in American Birding festival. Over the course of the 10-day festival, there are opportunities to join guided bird hikes, workshops, bird banding, keynote presentations, and many social events. 

Despite the blustery and rainy week, I ended up being able to capture a few photographs of the warblers that I would like to share. 

Magnolia Warbler

Male Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Palm Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Northern Parula

Black-throated Green Warbler

Nashville Warbler



Check out for more information on Magee Marsh and the Festival here: Biggest Week in American Birding 



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