Birding at Girdled Road Reservation

Concord Twp, Ohio

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Girdled Road Reservation

General Information


12840 Girdled Road, Concord Twp., OH 44077



DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) 32C2

Nearest Town or City

4 miles southeast of Painesville, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

Take I-90 to Rt. 44 south. Turn left (east) onto Girdled Road for about 2.5 miles. Turn right (south) onto Rt. 608 for about 2 miles. Turn left (east) onto Radcliffe Road for .3 mile. Entrance is located on left side of road.

About Girdled Road Reservation

Within the 902 acres of Girdled Road Reservation visitors can experience the beauty of many different types of habitats-dense forests, fields and wetlands.

Audubon Ohio has designated this park as an Important Bird Area particular for woodland nesting species. Habitat includes several ponds, large tracts of mature woodlands, two large creeks which are part of the scenic Grand River watershed, and old fields.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

Two entrances with ample parking.



Restroom Facilities

There are restrooms at both ends of Girdled Road Reservation.

Restaurants in the Area

Closest is Capps Eatery, 2 miles north on Rt. 86 at “five-points” in Leroy, and a Subway across the street. There are also several fast food locations 3 miles west at I-90 and Rt. 44.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

Lake Erie shoreline.

Birds of Interest by Season


Over 100 species of nesting birds including green herons, cedar waxwings, thrushes, vireos, juncos, meadowlarks, bobolinks, wood ducks, scarlet tanagers, woodpeckers, winter wren, several species of warblers, purple finch, and Henslow’s sparrow.

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