Apr 24

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A bird lover’s paradise

A bird lover’s paradise:

via Joel Trick / USFWS

The western basin of Lake Erie is for the birds! Over 250 species are recorded in the basin each year. Mark Shieldcastle of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory says the area has…

Shieldcastle: “…Probably one of the largest concentrations of migrating songbirds found anywhere on the continent.”

And at certain times of the year…

Shieldcastle: “You, in a spattering of hours, can see more birds there than probably anywhere else on the continent.”

Like the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler…or the American Woodcock…even the bald eagle…it’s no wonder Lake Erie’s western basin has officially been recognized as a globally important bird area.

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