This May, Thousands Of Tropical Songbirds Are Returning To Cleveland From Central And South America

Each year, Greater Cleveland comes to life as spring transitions into summer. The landscape grows greener, colorful and aromatic flora burst from the earth, and birdsong once again fills the air. We almost take this season for granted… but as it turns out, it’s the perfect time of year to take a moment to appreciate the art of birding in Ohio. Lake Erie’s southern shore attracts thousands of migratory songbirds each May, and its forests and parks are about to be incredible and lively once again. Dust off your old binoculars, because you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled this May.

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The most magical time to go birding in Ohio is, without a doubt, the month of May. Northern Ohio, including parts of Greater Cleveland, is one of the most celebrated places in the world of birdwatching… so we might as well take advantage of this incredible spring fever, right?!

Have you ever spotted any unique birds in the area? Tell us about it! If you want to start planning your own birding adventure this May, check out our article on Magee Marsh for some additional inspiration.

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