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Shorebird Habitat?

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    Posted: 25 Jul 2017 at 4:40am
Does anyone know of any shorebird habitat locally?  By "locally" I mean anywhere between Toledo and Huron?  Thanks.

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There are several areas to check.  Maumee Bay State Park beach (inter lake and lake erie), but go early before beach goers arrive.  Metzgers Marsh, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge dykes.  Park in the stone parking lot at the end of the road (which runs right off main drive as you enter) and walk due north to the first marsh area.  The marsh area to the north is great habitat., The beach at the National Guard training facility just west of Port Clinton, Magee Marsh Causeway and beach, The Boss unit off of North Benton-Carroll Road (however is is somewhat overgrown now), Sheldon Marsh near Huron, East Harbor State Park.  There are many more between those 2 locations.  There are also many going north into Michigan including Point Mouillee State Game Area just north of Monroe, Eire Marsh area just north of Point Place. If we have heavy rains the field flood.  Those flooded fields attract shorebirds.

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Yes, I am very familiar with all those places.  I guess I should have asked if anyone is aware of any impoundments that are drawn down to provide habitat.  With all the rain, there is no way any of those places are going to have mudflats unless they are purposely being drawn down (exception of course are the beaches).   I am not physically able to go searching every marsh to see if there has been any drainage so I was hoping someone else had already done the leg work.

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