- Associated Press - Sunday, January 25, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - Bird watching enthusiasts in Ohio and Michigan are teaming up to draw more people to the Lake Erie shoreline.

The marshes and shoreline along the lake in both states are becoming popular spots to watch migrating birds in the spring time.

Patrick Doran of the Nature Conservancy in Michigan says they’re now looking at areas from the Detroit River to Sandusky in northern Ohio as one big area for birders to explore.

Magee Marsh and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio have long been popular.

But Mark Shieldcastle of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory says they want to open the eyes of birding enthusiasts to new areas.

He tells the News-Herald (https://ohne.ws/1ySvxbo ) in Port Clinton that the marshes in southeastern Michigan are worth a visit throughout the summer.


Information from: Port Clinton News-Herald, https://www.portclintonnewsherald.com

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