Birding at Fostoria Reservoir #4 (Lake Mosier)

Fostoria, Ohio

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Fostoria Reservoir #4

General Information


CR 23 south of US 12 at west edge of Fostoria.



DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) Page 37, C-5

Nearest Town or City

Within a mile southwest of Fostoria, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

Turn south on CR 23 at light near motel/restaurant complex along US 12 just SW of town.

About Fostoria Reservoir #4 (Lake Mosier)

This is a shallow, old reservoir on east side of CR 23, with a parking area and a gravel boat ramp at entrance. (When the reservoir is dry, as it sometimes is in summer, one can drive down the ramp to the edge of water, wherever that may be).

There is a path around the top of the reservoir, but with a scope one can view the entire area from the west and south sides, from which the light is favorable except in early morning.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

Just off CR 23.



Restroom Facilities


Restaurants in the Area

At corner of US 12 and CR 23, or in Fostoria.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

Two other reservoirs, which can be seen on T-218 and T-112 to the south and west. Memorial is in C5, page 37, and Lake LeComte is in D5, page 37. Both have parking places on the east and north. No toilet facilities.

Birds of Interest by Season


Frozen – nothing on the reservoir, but hawks and eagles sit atop nearby power poles.


Migrating ducks and some shorebirds.


Migrating shorebirds, sometimes in good numbers.


Migrating shorebirds, and ducks if there is water.

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