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Bird Walk

Join local birding experts, Martyn and Morgan Drabik-Hamshare for Bird Walks starting at the Lakeside Schoolhouse at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25 and June 1.

The Lake Erie shoreline is a renowned location for viewing all kinds of birds and attracting birdwatchers from around the country, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Martyn and Morgan will lead a hike around the trails and parks of Lakeside, help the group find and identify birds, and learn interesting facts along the way.

Some of the species you may expect to see while on the hike include Bald Eagles, Baltimore Orioles and Northern Cardinals. If we’re lucky, we may also find Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Purple Martins and any of the 40 species of neotropic warblers that migrate through the region.

Martyn and Morgan (birding life lists of over 800 species each) met in South Africa, where they both completed their post-graduate degrees in ecology and zoology studying under the same professor.

Martyn is an ecologist from England who has been living in Ohio since 2018. His main passions are with reptiles and amphibians, but he has quickly become well-known within the local birding community and now works as a full-time naturalist, providing nature education and recreational programs for the Erie County community.

Morgan is an ornithologist from Pittsburgh who has lived in the region since 2016 and has been birding since a very young age. Morgan works for the USDA as a scientific researcher studying human-wildlife interactions, specifically relating to preventing aircraft collisions.

Morgan has a PhD and provides talks for international birding conferences. She has over 20 scientific papers to her name.

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Jun 01, 2024


8:30 am - 10:00 am




Lakeside Schoolhouse


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