As warblers and other neo-tropic migrants move north in the springtime they often congregate in “migrant traps” during their journey. In these locations, the birds rest up before they continue their journey. Birders know where these locations are and birders congregate there.
One such place is beside the Lake Erie shoreline in northern Ohio. Commonly referred to as “Magee Marsh” because Magee Marsh State Park is the focus of the area, this 40-mile stretch of shoreline includes multiple birding locations. During a three-week period in May, birders can see and photograph almost 200 species of birds. Come to this program and learn about birding in this special region.
Bert Filemyr is an active field birder both in the Delaware Valley and throughout North America. Over the years, he has recorded over 100 species of birds in each of the lower 48 states and in many Canadian provinces. Retired from a public school teaching career, he pursues his passion for birding and travel while researching topics related to early American ornithology. He currently serves as treasurer of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) and for many years was a member of the championship Nikon/DVOC birding team (the Lagerhead Shrikes) that participated in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding. He co-authored, along with Jeff Holt, the “The Composite Prints of Audubon’s Birds of America” and an article on Alexander Wilson and the Milestown School in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.