SEPTEMBER 8~10, 2023

Thank you!

From your friends at Lake Erie Wing Watch 2019 

Wing Watch weekend was a great success thanks to our sponsors, leaders, presenters, volunteers and of course everyone who attended our event! We look forward to the next Lake Erie Wing Watch!

About Lake Erie Wing Watch

Lake Erie Wing Watch was originally started in 1994 by local visitors bureaus in partnership with local conservation groups. The purpose of the event was designed to use birding to advance conservation of natural areas in Erie and Ottawa counties by increasing the knowledge and awareness of natural resources for existing birders and to foster an interest with new portions of the local population. Proceeds from this event further the mission of Lake Erie Wing Watch.

Over the years the event has taken many forms and has been held in a variety of locations across the region. As one of the first birding festivals in this area, Lake Erie Wing Watch has provided the opportunity for hundreds of participants to explore, learn and socialize with like-minded friends and associates at a fun and informative event.


Our Partnerships with Firelands Audubon Society, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Erie County Metroparks, Friends of Magee Marsh, Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, BGSU Firelands College, Old Woman Creek, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, The Ohio Division of Wildlife and Ohio Department of Natural Resources have helped to make this event possible for over twenty years. 

We have been honored to have wonderful presentations, amazing field trip leaders and spectacular keynote speakers during the longevity of this conservation special event. Past keynote speakers include:

  • Bill Thompson III

  • James Berry

  • Kenn Kaufman

  • Julie Zickefoose

  • Jen Brumfield

  • Laura Erickson

  • Steven Kress

  • Judy Feith and Michael Male

  • Pete Dunne

  • Laura Keene 

Please consider joining us at our next LEWW for a weekend format of events, workshops and field trips in Huron, Ohio to help us continue the legacy of this strong Ohio-based conservation festival.