Birding at Old Woman Creek State Nature PreserveHuron, Ohio
Visiting this Site
Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve
2514 Cleveland Rd E, Huron, OH 44839
DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates
(7th Edition and earlier) p. 39, A5
Nearest Town or City
Directions from Nearest Town or City
Off U.S. Route 6, on the eastern edge of the city of Huron.
About Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve
This 571-acre site is a state nature preserve, and is also part of the National Estuarine Reserve system. The centerpiece of the preserve is the estuary, which is really the widened mouth of Old Woman Creek where it meets Lake Erie. There is a barrier beach along the lake, marshes, and swamp and upland woods.
The preserve is open year round, 8 am to 5 pm daily. The visitor’s center is open seasonally.
There is a paved parking lot at the visitor’s center, which allows easy access to the area.
Available at visitor’s center.
Harmful Insects, Poisonous Plants, or Animals
Restaurants in the Area
Many options in nearby Huron.
Other Birding Spots in the Area
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, Huron Municipal Pier, Pipe Creek Wildlife Area.
Birds of Interest by Season
Depending on the severity of the winter, gulls and waterfowl can be of interest, and it’s always worthwhile to check the feeders at the visitor’s center. Bald Eagles are usually around.
Good numbers and diversity of neotropical migrants, waterfowl, shorebirds. Watch overhead for migrating raptors.
Nesting Bald Eagles often in evidence, sometimes interesting shorebirds or other waterbirds.
Good numbers and diversity of neotropical migrants, migrating raptors, shorebirds, and waterfowl.