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Migration Sensation

19th Annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation to be held Saturday, March 30, 2019

New Locations for 2019!

This will be the 19th year for the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation which is sponsored by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, The Wilderness Center, Greater Mohican Audubon Society, Whispering Hills Jellystone Camp-Resort, Wayne County Public Library, Shreve United Methodist Church, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, Nationwide, Shreve Business & Community Association.

NOTE!- Activities will be at the Shreve United Methodist Church this year instead of Shreve Elementary!

Activities and talks will be at the Shreve United Methodist Church,  430 North Main St. (State Route 226), Shreve, Ohio 44676, throughout the day. Family friendly programs will be held at Whispering Hills Jellystone Camp-Resort, 81881 St Rt 514, a new help station on Cemetery Road and at the nearby Killbuck Marsh.

EVENT SUMMARY – This peak spring bird migration event includes self-guided tours with experts located at help stations in the nearby Killbuck Marsh, Shreve Lake, Force Rd, Cemetery Road and Funk Bottoms wildlife areas, Ohio’s largest inland natural wetland complex, covering 5,671 acres. Enjoy a full day of “Sensational” Family-Friendly at the Methodist church, at Whispering Hills Jellystone Camp-Resort, the Shreve Library, the Des Dutch Essenhaus, in addition to  help stations outdoors.

A $15.00 admission ($20.00 per immediate family) includes any or all events and six workshops.  Register at the church (starting at 7:30AM) or at Whispering Hills Jellystone Camp-Resort (starting at noon) with FREE MAPS to the help stations and dip netting located in the marsh, and tour locations.

Special Raffle

Everyone who registers this year will be put in a drawing for a special chance to visit the Big Spring Restoration Site.  This waterfowl hotspot is closed to the public, but the ODNR has issued a one-time permit for a group of four to bird the site.  Winner will be drawn after the last speaker at the church.

Big Spring Winter Adventure

This is a great chance to experience one of the best birding opportounities in Ohio.  Because it never freezes the big spring is the focal point for large numbers of wintering waterfowl.

Details of the adventures will be worked out with the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area staff and the lucky winner.