This safari is a first for me. After spending decades hearing
about the amazing warbler photography that is possible, and knowing
that I can never shoot more warblers than about 15 in the west, and that there are 35 types of
warblers I've never shot at this location - I'm excited to make a
run at these amazing birds. We fly into Toledo, Ohio, and I
plan on renting a vehicle once there. Magee Marsh is known far
and wide, so hand-holding might be a tremendous advantage while
shooting, plus I think a tripod amidst the other photographers might
just be too unwieldy.
All the warbler photos on this page
are from the west, but I will replace these with the warblers I get
at Magee Marsh next year. The warblers shown above are the
MacGillivray's warbler, Wilson's warbler, Yellow warbler, Townsend's
warbler, Black-throated gray warbler, and Hermit warbler. The
warbler shown below is the Yellow-rumped warbler.
Here are just a few I want to shoot at Magee Marsh: Prothonotary
warbler, Magnolia warbler, Kirtland's warbler, Blackburnian warbler,
Bay-breasted warbler, Scarlet tanager, Baltimore oriole, Mourning
warbler, Cape May warbler, Black-throated Green warbler,
Chestnut-sided warbler, Black-throated Blue warbler - and so many
more. I would take a dozen in 2023, and a different dozen in
Reservations Plan on flying into Toledo on
Sunday, April 30. I have not selected the hotel location yet,
but that is coming. We will shoot through Wednesday at lunch,
then head out - so the return flight can be the evening of May 3.
As with all the safaris, we will split the cost of local travel.
I expect moderate weather. We will do some walking on trails
and boardwalks, but nothing lengthy.
Difficulty Level: EASY