Bath Nature Preserve for Bird Photographers

Bath Nature Preserve in Bath Township, Ohio has over 5 miles of trails for jogging, walking, dog walking and horseback riding.

Eastern Towhee

Bath Nature Preserve also has the ideal ecosystem for bird photographers.  The preserve has grasslands, wooded areas, and ponds and streams making it an ideal setting for a variety of bird species.


The grasslands at bath nature preserve is home to Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and Field Sparrows.  The best time to approach these grassland birds is early in the morning.  They like to sit on the taller bushes and twigs that have grown higher than the grasses.




The edge of the woods by the parking lot and along the paved trail are good places to look for a variety of migrating bird species.  Eastern Towhees, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Gray Catbirds, and Baltimore Orioles are examples of migrating birds that can be found in the trees and bushes along the path.  Less common species like Black-billed Cuckoos and Brown Thrashers can also be occasionally found at Bath Nature Preserve.

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Nesting Boxes

There are also numerous Bluebird nesting boxes located throughout the park. These boxes provide opportunities to photograph both male and female Bluebirds.  Just don’t get too close to the nest where you disturb the birds and cause them to abandon the nest.

Late spring and early summer are good time to visit Bath Nature Preserve with your camera.  The later you come in the spring the more leaves will be out making you work harder for your bird photos. 

The GPS Coordinate for the parking area in Bath Nature Preserve is 41.187111, -81.655787.  The park has restroom facilities near the parking lot.