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Breeding Bird Survey at Howard Collier State Nature Preserve on June 13

Posted on 6/8/2015 by State Nature Preserves

Morning bird hike to identify and document nesting songbirds

Contribute to Ohio’s Natural Heritage Database by joining local bird-watching experts as they identify and document breeding birds, while enjoying the magnificent splendor of a riparian woodland on Saturday, June 13 beginning at 8 a.m. at Howard Collier State Nature Preserve in Seneca County.

Howard Collier State Nature Preserve

Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, participants on this hike will help document the potential occurrence of rare nesting bird species, including yellow-throated vireo, yellow-throated warbler, cerulean warbler and Acadian flycatcher.

Howard Collier State Nature Preserve

Located on the Sandusky State Scenic River and encompassing 115 acres, Collier State Nature Preserve was originally acquired as a Scenic River area. This large wooded riverine corridor hosts a mature floodplain community consisting of many large beech, oak, sycamore, ash, tulip and cottonwood trees, and is underlain with an impressive amount of topographical relief. The trail follows the ridge top and then drops dramatically over the hillside to the floodplain of the Sandusky River.

Howard Collier State Nature Preserve

Howard Collier SNP is located approximately 3 miles northeast of McCutchenville at the southwestern edge of Seneca County. From McCutchenville, proceed 3 miles east on County Rd 58, then .5 mile north on Township Rd 131, then .25 mile east on Township Rd 38.