The Lake Erie marshes provide a consistent habitat during both spring and fall migration for all groups of migrating birds utilizing wetland habitats. Shorebird usage is heavily dependent on annual habitat availability and annual management of the region's wetlands. It is unknown if shorebirds utilizing interior migration sites represent a subsample of shorebird populations, differential age movement, or separate geographic origin populations of arctic breeding species.
Ecology & Conservation
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge