Windows on Wildlife


Just because you’re inside, doesn’t mean nature doesn’t come out to play! View birds and other wildlife at your closest Metropark. Both Oak Openings Preserve and Side Cut Metropark have been recognized as Audobon Important Bird Areas. In fact, Oak Openings is widely considered to be among the best year round bird-watching spots in the state of Ohio. There are four Metroparks along the Maumee River that are amazing places to view raptors, water-loving birds, and migrating songbirds. For urban birding, visit Swan Creek, Pearson, or Wildwood Preserve. Lots of other animals make their home in Toledo’s Metroparks, including coyotes, foxes, squirrels, chipmunks, snakes, turtles, frogs, and badgers. Our parks feature feeding stations with indoor viewing areas, known as “Windows on Wildlife,” available at six area parks, including Wildwood, Pearson, Secor, Swan Creek, Side Cut, and Oak Openings. 

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