The Sandspit at Conneaut often attracts an array of exciting shorebirds. We are partnering together with Kirtland Bird Club for this field trip.
Date: Sunday August 28, 2016
Trip Start: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Conneaut Sandspit, Ashtabula County, 480 Lake Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030 Map
Trip Leader: Lukas Padegimas, Kirtland Bird Club
Target Species: Variety of bird species
Description: The Sandspit at Conneaut often attracts an array of exciting shorebirds including Sanderlings, Red Knots, Willets, Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Dunlin, and occasionally something even rarer. Last year, we had a Buff-breasted Sandpiper! We are partnering together with Kirtland Bird Club for this field trip.
Directions: 480 Lake Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030 is the address of the park overlooking the public beach. From the park, you can drive west and take a left along a road which will go down towards the marsh, then take another left, and then drive towards the beach. Take a right and follow the sandy road to the end of the sand spit.
Notes: Conneaut is about 85 miles from the west side of Cleveland, about 1 hour and 20 minutes or more via I-90 east. Take I-90 east to Ohio Route 7 Exit 241 toward Conneaut/Andover. Go left onto Route 7. Follow Route 7 for about two miles until you reach State Street. Turn right at State St. Then go left onto Broad Street. Follow Broad Street to the marina. Once you drive down the hill to the marina, turn left and follow this road until you reach a sandy road at the end of which will take you to the Sandspit.
Vehicles drive on the Sandspit when conditions permit. Use judgment about driving the sand road. When in doubt, park in the marina area and walk…
Restrooms are by the marina parking area. Restrooms and other amenities are also in Conneaut Township Park, which overlooks the beach. The address of the park is 480 Lake Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030.
Right: Map of the Conneaut Sandspit, Ashtabula County
beach and marina area.
Use the satellite view to see where the sand road is located.
The Sandspit is in the left-side of that view.