Each May, northern Ohio’s Magee Marsh is a magnet for birders who want to see a wide number of warblers and other migrants up close. Local Ohio birders make the trip even more worthwhile by throwing “The Biggest Week in American Birding” festival. It falls during the height of warbler migration, with all kinds of activities held at area birding hotspots. If you are a birder, it really is an awesome adventure.
My husband Jim and I went birding at Black Hill Regional Park yesterday. Our local lakes have been mostly frozen over for weeks. So recent trips have resulted in seeing Canada Geese and Ring-Billed Gulls walking on ice.
But on Saturday temperatures went up to around 60. We had to get outside. I researched recent sightings on eBird to decide where to go. Then we headed to Maryland’s Black Hill Regional Park over in Montgomery County Maryland to look for interesting water birds.