Welcome Birders


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


Visions of Cullen Park – Sixth Anniversary & Meeting


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 veestader@gmail.com.

Frogs In Cullen Park Vernal Pools

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

Pseudacris triseriata

Frog location at Cullen Park


Next Meeting February 23rd, 2016

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