Hunting information, permits, surveys, and rules.


Whether you’re out for a casual stroll or following the annual migration, Sandusky County Park District is a prime location for birders of all levels. Start your birding adventure at Blue Heron Reserve which is part of the Lake Erie Birding Trail. Normally closed to the public, Decoy Marsh is open during the month of May. Other prime locations include Creek Bend Farm along Muddy Creek, River Cliff Park and Wolf Creek Park along the shores of the Sandusky River, and White Star Park: Doug Haubert Wetland 

Spring Migration Specials

Creek Bend Farm
During the "Biggest Week" (April 6-15), the Wilson Nature Center has hours designed for birders. Coffee and light snacks will be available.

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday 8:00am-12:00noon
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm

Big Bird Year
Sunday, May 8; 8:00am-10:00am
Meet at Wilson Nature Center
This program will be offered each month throughout 2022. The term "big year" in birding is a reference for challenging yourself to see as many bird species in one year as possible. The species you see or hear also needs to be documented by at least one other person for it to count. If you are new to birding or want to take on this challenge with others, join naturalist Debbie Haubert each month for a bird hike. The hikes will rotate through various habitats to give us the best opportunity for a high species count. Registration is required. Please bring your own binoculars.

Decoy Marsh
Open only for special programs, Decoy Marsh will be open dawn to dusk May 4-15.

Blue Heron Reserve
Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Common Birds of Ohio Guidebook

 Ohio Department of Natural Resources Ohio Bird Checklist