Birding at Black Swamp Nature CenterPaulding, Ohio
Visiting this Site
Black Swamp Nature Center
Open all year from dawn until dusk.
Paved parking lot.
Basic facility with no running water. Better restrooms at Reservoir Park located on the other side of Creek (entrance off County Road 107).
Harmful Insects, Poisonous Plants, or Animals
Keep an eye out for groundhog excavations on trails.
Restaurants in the Area
Red Owl Inn, 401K, Los Gallitos in downtown Paulding. McDonalds, Subway, Dairy Queen, China Wok and Marco’s Pizza at north end of Paulding on U.S. 127.
Other Birding Spots in the Area
Paulding Reservoir (just south of Black Swamp Nature Center), and Thomas Wetlands (5.5 miles west and 3 miles north of center of Paulding at intersection of County Road 176 and Twp. Road 61).
Corner of County Road 107 (Scott Road on DeLorme map) and County Road 132.
DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates
(7th Edition and earlier) Page 34, C-3
Nearest Town or City
At southwest corner of Paulding Village.
Directions from Nearest Town or City
At southwest corner of Court House square in downtown Paulding, go south on Williams Street and continue on road past fairgrounds. Black Swamp Nature Center is to the west, just past the fairgrounds. To get to entrance, turn left (south) on County Road 107 and drive south about two hundred feet to driveway on left, which is marked by a sign.
About Black Swamp Nature Center
Birds of Interest by Season
None- common resident and winter visitors.
Excellent for migrant songbirds (34 species of warblers recorded), including Connecticut, Hooded, Worm-eating, Prairie, Cerulean and Kentucky warblers. American and Least Bitterns have been found in the marsh.
The marsh has hosted nesting Common Moorhens and Pied-billed Grebes.
Good for migrant songbirds- warblers, vireos, kinglets, thrushes, etc.