Cullen Park and Bay View Park Birding Information
These two Toledo city parks are situated near the mouth of the Maumee River and Lake Erie.
2016 Birding Events
Click HERE for full details of upcoming May 2016 birding events. Most of them are free.
There are five events scheduled
- Birding for Beginners
- Bird Photography Workshop
- Bird & Kayak Adventure
- Guided Birding Tour
- Toledo Zoo Outreach
Location & Directions – Click HERE
Cullen and Bay View Parks are located in North West Ohio in Toledo (Point Place) near the westernmost point of Lake Erie.
Convenient access from I-75 and Summit St. makes for a quick trip to the parks.
Look for brown and white signs with direction arrows and “Welcome Birders” signs to help guide you to the parks.
Biggest Week In American Birding
Local Restaurants & Lodging – Click HERE
The next meeting of Visions of Cullen Park is set for Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:30pm., at CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga.
The meeting will mark the sixth anniversary for the volunteer group and a time to remember all the accomplishments.
There are many current projects to be discussed, and any input and ideas are welcomed.
The meeting is open to the public. There are no obligations, no dues. All are invited to attend to see and hear what’s happening.
“Perhaps you may want to become part of the progress being make,” said Vee Stader, chairman. “The motto is, ‘No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.’ What is your something? We’d like to hear from you.”
For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
After the creation of the new Vernal Pools at Cullen Park we wondered how long until wildlife like amphibians took up residence there. In addition to Mallard ducks and Canada Geese recently seen relaxing in the pools we discovered another animal a few days ago.
There are at least 3 or 4 Western Chorus Frogs, aka Midland Chorus Frogs, in the NW pool. They can be heard around dusk. This YouTube Video shows what they look and sound like.
Here is a page from the Ohio Division of Wildlife “Amphibians of Ohio Field Guide“
Frog location at Cullen Park
The boat docks at Cullen Park were put back in the water on March 15, 2016.
All ready for boating and fishing season.
The next meeting of Visions of Cullen Park is set for Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m., at CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga. Police Chief George Kral will be a guest. The intent is that the chief be made aware of the accomplishments, volunteerism, works in progress and future plans to improve the Point Place area. There will be a report on plans for the Biggest Week in American Birding coming up in May. A committee has been meeting since December 8 to schedule events related to birding and nature. The plan is to continue more activities throughout the year. The calendar will appear in the Point & Shoreland Journal when complete. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Vee Stader at 419-729-3044 or Dale Rupert at 419-727-9343
Cullen Park Open House
Thurs Oct. 29, 2015 10:30 am – 1 pm
Information about the new vernal pool / nature trail area and how the green infrastructure helps protect Lake Erie. Tour guides will talk about best management practices, plants and wildlife in the park, and answer questions.
More info about pools on this page.
The next two meetings of Visions of Cullen Park are on the following dates.
Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Thursday November 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm
At CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga off Lehman and 283rd.
The next meeting for Visions of Cullen Park is set for Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m., at CrossPoint Community Church at 4212 Onondaga off Lehman and 283rd. At this time, the organization is looking for pictures taken at Cullen Park of birds, butterflies, insects, amphibians, ducks, herons, plants, etc.
Selected pictures will be used as part of the restoration of the north side of the park. A sign board will identify the different species within the park. Anyone with pictures to share should attend the meeting or call Vee at 419-729-3044 or Dale at 419-727-9343. The meeting is open to the public.
The next Visions of Cullen Park meeting is Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:30pm At Cross Point Community Church on Onondaga. There will be a guest who will share information for upcoming bass tournaments at Cullen Park. The meeting is open to the public and all ideas are given consideration. For further information call Dale Rupert at 419-727-9343 or Vee Stader at 419-729-3044.
A dedication will take place on Thursday, April 23 2015, at 2 pm, at Cullen Park. The public is invited to attend.
The program will recognize the completion of the project paid for by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The work included new docks, ramps, parking lot, lighting, and navigational aids.
Dignitaries, organizations, and individuals responsible for the renovation will be in attendance.