TOP 5 VIEWING SITES
• Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Ottawa County
• Mallard Club Marsh Wildlife Area, Lucas County
• Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area, Sandusky County
• Pipe Creek Wildlife Area, Erie County
• Big Island Wildlife Area, Marion County
This Ohio Species of Concern occurs in cattail marshes throughout the state but is most numerous in the Lake Erie marshes. They have nested at all 5 viewing sites. The number of breeding pairs reported on the Ohio Marshbird Monitoring Survey remained near the long term average in 2012.
Survey details and historical data can be found in the Wetland Species Overview section of the Wildlife Population Status and Hunting Forecast.