Black Swamp Bird Observatory Visitors Center

Welcome to the Black Swamp Bird Observatory Visitors Center.

  • Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Open extended hours in the Spring and Fall. Please call for times.
  • Location:  (Map It) 13551 W. State Route 2 in Oak Harbor, Ohio at the entrance to Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area
  • Phone: 419-898-4070
  • Web: Click here

Black Swamp Bird Observatory Visitors Center:
Visit Black Swamp Bird Observatory for the opportunity to view beautiful songbirds and Bald Eagles on our wonderful, handicap accessible walking trail; stop by our fabulous gift shop; and spend some quiet time enjoying the wide variety of birds that visit our feeders and our lovely waterfall just outside our window on wildlife.

Located in the remnants of the once vast Great Black Swamp region of Northwest Ohio, Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) is a 510(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting bird conservation by advancing knowledge of the needs of migrant and resident birds through scientific research; by using this knowledge to instill appreciation and understanding of birds and their habitats through education and outreach; and by encouraging community awareness and participation.

Essentially, BSBO is a vital link in connecting people with nature. We provide opportunities to make a meaningful difference for the environment through our many volunteer-based programs and projects, and to be involved in something regenerative; working together to safeguard our natural world for future generations.

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