Spring songbird migration information for Magee Marsh Wildlife Area was developed from research conducted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

Early Migrants - Overflight Species

Generally last week of April to first part of May.

Mid Migrants - High Species Variation

Generally first two weeks of May.

Late Migrants - High Numbers Migrating

Generally last week of May.


Watch the low pressure cells during the spring. If they stay east bound from Oklahoma/Arkansas, look for some really good movements of birds. If they climb into the Great Lakes, there will be movements, but the volume won't be what one might expect.

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