Discover the Beauty of Lake Erie

Join us for the Lake Erie Wing Watch:

TBD, 2024

Thank You!

From your friends at Lake Erie Wing Watch 2019

Wing Watch weekend was a great success thanks to our sponsors, leaders, presenters, volunteers and of course everyone who attended our event! We look forward to the next Lake Erie Wing Watch!

Lake Erie Wing Watch

Lake Erie Wing Watch was originally started in 1994 by local visitors bureaus in partnership with local conservation groups. The purpose of the event was designed to use birding to advance conservation of natural areas in Erie and Ottawa counties by increasing the knowledge and awareness of natural resources for existing birders and to foster an interest with new portions of the local population. Proceeds from this event further the mission of Lake Erie Wing Watch.

Over the years the event has taken many forms and has been held in a variety of locations across the region. As one of the first birding festivals in this area, Lake Erie Wing Watch has provided the opportunity for hundreds of participants to explore, learn and socialize with like-minded friends and associates at a fun and informative event.

Our Partnerships with Firelands Audubon Society, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Erie Metroparks, Friends of Magee Marsh, Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, BGSU Firelands College, Old Woman Creek, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, The Ohio Division of Wildlife and Ohio Department of Natural Resources have helped to make this event possible for over twenty years.

We have been honored to have wonderful presentations, amazing field trip leaders and spectacular keynote speakers during the longevity of this conservation special event. Past keynote speakers include:

  • Bill Thompson III

  • James Berry

  • Kenn Kaufman

  • Julie Zickefoose

  • Jen Brumfield

  • Laura Erickson

  • Steven Kress

  • Judy Feith and Michael Male

  • Pete Dunne

  • Laura Keene

Please consider joining us at our next LEWW for a weekend format of events, workshops and field trips in Huron, Ohio to help us continue the legacy of this strong Ohio-based conservation festival.

About Lake Erie Wing Watch

Lake Erie Wing Watch is a small non-profit organization that organizes a two-day bird festival focused on bird watching. Our mission is to promote the appreciation and conservation of birds in the Lake Erie region. We invite local merchants to set up stalls and support us through their booth fees, while also offering informative presentations. Join us in celebrating the beauty of birds and the importance of their conservation.

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