The Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge is a former hunting club, 2,445 acres of marsh in Lucas County, now part of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Access is restricted, except for a section opened occasionally for fishing.
Field Trip Report
Event: Field Trip to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Location: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 OH-2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 and The Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, OH 43616
Leader: Craig Emahiser, ONWRA volunteer
Target Species: Scarlet Tanager, orioles, vireos, flycatchers, nesting warblers
Results: 38 Species (combining locations), 14 Birders
Little Cedar Point was the destination for this bird-by-bus field trip. Craig Emahiser, a volunteer with the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association drove and guided. The Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge is a former hunting club, 2,445 acres of marsh in Lucas County, now part of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Access is restricted, except for a section opened occasionally for fishing. Following the Little Cedar Point tour, the bus made a short visit to sections of the main Ottawa refuge, also normally closed, with some shorebird habitat. Several dozen adult and juvenile Trumpeter Swans were present in these areas. Special thanks to Mr. Emahiser for his knowledge and helpfulness, and special thanks to Michelle Manzo, who helped to open and close gates as the bus passed through.
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