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The Island House Hotel
102 Madison St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
  Bird Watching - Port Clinton, Ohio  

Bird Watching in Port Clinton, Ohio As winter snows melt and spring rolls around, so too does bird watching season in Northern Ohio. The Island House Hotel, with its beautiful shore line location, provides bird watchers and birding enthusiasts with a perfect homebase to explore the incredible Lake Erie birding path. This collection of 84 premier birding locations along the north coast of Ohio is one of the most impressive and diverse birding locations in the entire country. A recent addition to the national birdwatching trails, it has already been hailed as an impressive achievement in both ecology and ornithology. The 84 trail sites represent over 30 federal, state, county, and local park districts and management agencies, and spans over 300 miles of some of Ohio's most beautiful coastal sites.

The Port Clinton region is ideal for bird watching during the migration season because it is the last rest stop for many birds before their long journey across Lake Erie and on into Canada. There are several conservation areas, bird sanctuaries and observatory in the areas to help all bird watchers enjoy their birding adventures. Many bird watching locals are also available to provide birders with guided tours and expert birdwatching advice. With over 400 different species of resident land birds and migrant songbirds that inhabit the area and are seen here regularly, the Lake Erie Birding Path and Port Clinton area is a birding fans dream come true.

Port Clinton, Ohio is perfectly located along the migratory path for several bird species unique to the midwest. The lush and plentiful marshlands are renowned for their biological diversity, and provide thousands of birders with an incredible birdwatching experience every year. Port Clinton is located in close proximity to both the Sandusky Bay Migration Loop as well as the Lake Erie Island Migration path, two of the most traveled migratory paths in the midwest.

Come stay at the Island House Hotel this bird watching season, and enjoy your home away from home, surrounded by the Midwest's incredible natural beauty and some of the world's most unique migratory paths and birding ecology.


NW Ohio Wildlife Area Maps




Important Birder Links

Lake Erie Islands Bird Migration Areas

Sandusky Bay Bird Migration Loop

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Birdwatchers will delight in a chance to spot: BIRDS of the Port Clinton Area

Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
American Avocet 
American Bittern
American Black Duck
American Coot
American Crow
American Golden-Plover
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Pipit
American Redstart
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow
American White Pelican
American Wigeon
American Woodcock
Ancient Murrelet
Baird's Sandpiper
Baird's Sparrow
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Bank Swallow
Barn Owl
Barn Swallow
Barred Owl  
Bay-breasted Warbler
Bell's Vireo  
Belted Kingfisher
Black Scoter  
Black Tern
Black Vulture
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-bellied Plover
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-headed Gull  
Black-legged Kittiwake  
Black-necked Stilt 
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Blue Jay
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Warbler
Bohemian Waxwing  
Bonaparte's Gull
Boreal Chickadee  
Brewer's Blackbird
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Creeper
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Cackling Goose  
Canada Goose
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Carolina Wren
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Cedar Waxwing
Cerulean Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Cliff Swallow
Common Gallinule
Common Goldeneye
Common Grackle
Common Loon
Common Merganser
Common Nighthawk
Common Redpoll
Common Tern
Common Yellowthroat
Connecticut Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Downy Woodpecker

Eared Grebe  
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Screech-Owl
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eurasian Wigeon
European Starling
Evening Grosbeak
Field Sparrow
Forster's Tern
Fox Sparrow
Franklin's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Glossy Ibis  
Golden Eagle
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-winged Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray Catbird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Egret
Great Gray Owl
Great Horned Owl
Greater Scaup
Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater Yellowlegs
Green Heron
Green-winged Teal
Hairy Woodpecker
Harlequin Duck
Henslow's Sparrow
Hermit Thrush
Herring Gull
Hoary Redpoll  
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Warbler
Horned Grebe
Horned Lark
House Finch
House Sparrow
House Wren
Hudsonian Godwit 
Iceland Gull
Indigo Bunting
Kentucky Warbler
King Eider  
King Rail
Kirtland's Warbler   
Lapland Longspur
Laughing Gull  
Le Conte's Sparrow
Least Bittern
Least Flycatcher
Least Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Little Gull  
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Duck  
Louisiana Waterthrush
Magnificent Frigatebird
Magnolia Warbler
Marbled Godwit 
Marsh Wren
Mourning Dove
Mourning Warbler
Mute Swan
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Gannet  
Northern Goshawk
Northern Harrier
Northern Mockingbird

Northern Parula
Northern Pintail
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shrike
Northern Waterthrush
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orchard Oriole
Palm Warbler
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pectoral Sandpiper
Peregrine Falcon
Philadelphia Vireo
Pied-billed Grebe
Pileated Woodpecker  
Pine Grosbeak
Pine Siskin
Pine Warbler
Piping Plover 
Pomarine Jaeger  
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Purple Finch
Purple Gallinule  
Purple Martin
Purple Sandpiper  
Red Crossbill
Red Knot 
Red Phalarope  
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-throated Loon  
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Rock Pigeon
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ross's Goose  
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Rusty Blackbird
Sabine's Gull  
Sandhill Crane
Savannah Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Sedge Wren
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Short-billed Dowitcher
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snow Goose
Snowy Egret
Snowy Owl
Solitary Sandpiper
Song Sparrow
Spotted Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Surf Scoter  
Swainson's Thrush
Swamp Sparrow
Tennessee Warbler
Thayer's Gull
Thick-billed Murre
Tree Swallow
Tricolored Heron 
Trumpeter Swan 
Tufted Titmouse
Tundra Swan
Turkey Vulture
Upland Sandpiper
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Warbling Vireo
Western Kingbird  
Western Meadowlark  
Western Sandpiper
Western Tanager 
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-eyed Vireo
White-faced Ibis 
White-rumped Sandpiper
White-throated Sparrow
White-winged Crossbill
White-winged Scoter  
Wild Turkey
Willow Flycatcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Warbler
Winter Wren
Wood Duck
Wood Thrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Rail
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-headed Blackbird   
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler



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