Magee Marsh Trip, Northwest Ohio, May 14-19, 2023

Palomar Audubon Society is proud to announce a birding trip to:
The Warbler Capital of the World: Magee Marsh With World Renowned Birding Guide, Greg Miller!!

We will depart San Diego on flights you arrange yourselves, arriving either Cleveland or Detroit on May 14th. You will book a rental car, either on your own or with others in our group who are taking the same flight, and then drive to Oregon, Ohio, where you will have booked your hotel room in the hotel PAS has chosen for our group. We will rendezvous in the hotel common room at 5:00 pm on the 14th to go over our itinerary for the next few days. Upon acceptance of your application, we will provide the hotel information.

We will take day trips on May 15, 16, 17 and 18, using our professional guide for two or possibly three of the days, and follow the lead of our own Steve Ellis on the other day or two. We are so fortunate in that we were able to engage GREG MILLER as our guide! As you may know, the famous birding movie, The Big Year, was based on the real-life experiences of Greg Miller (Jack Black)!

What are the likely warblers to be seen during the week?

Here’s what website says:
Although the number of species seen will depend on the birder, time spent and the weather patterns, it is likely that an active birder on the walks and birding alone will see the vast majority, if not all, of the following: American Redstart, Black-and-white Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Blackthroated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Golden-winged Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Mourning Warbler, (Ovenbird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler, and Yellow-rumped Warbler. Several others such as Yellow-throated Warbler and Worm-eating Warbler are possible. In addition, the super-rare Kirtland’s Warbler also passes through, and has been seen during this period.

It sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it? And warblers are only some of the birds we will see in the area!

In order to maintain a manageable size, we are limiting this group to 20 participants. Acceptance of your registration will be on a first come-first served basis. The deposit of $200/person will go toward guiding fees and rental of vans which we use on the days when birding with a guide. The fee will be adjusted, either up or down, at a later date, when we know our exact costs.

To register for this exciting trip please fill out the attached form, and include your deposit check in the amount of $200/person, payable to Palomar Audubon Society. If you are not a member of PAS, please see our website for a membership application, as membership is a requirement for participation. Current members will have a priority over members who joined for the purpose of going on this trip. If the trip fills, we will form a wait-list.

Please mail this form and your $200 deposit per person to:
Dianne Benham,
15946 Cumberland Drive,
Poway, CA 92064
(Questions? Call or text 858 243 9665)



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