Bird Banding Returns to Lake Erie Island Preserves!

Tom and Paula Bartlett will be at the Barnhill’s and the Scheeff East Point Preserve to band birds on September 14. If you wish to come and view the Kelleys Island bird bandingbanding, drive down the lane past The Vineyard Bed and Breakfast and park in front of the red barn.

They will also be at the Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve banding birds from Monday, September 25-29, 2017. Contact Tom at hthomas.bartlett “at” gmail.com to let him know you are coming and to park in the correct location.  The Bartletts will open the gate for parking–we wish to respect the private property outside the gate.

bird in handTom and Paula will also band saw-whet owls and songbirds on Kelleys Island from October 15 – November 22.  For more information, contact Tom “at  at hthomas.bartlett “at” gmail.com .  They will be banding songbirds in the mornings during that time.  Owl banding will begin at sunset each night.  The banding of songbirds is at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Jones Preserve, and the owl banding is at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Scheele Preserve.  Both preserves are on the northwest part of the island and there are signs showing where to go if you visit.  Just show up and remember all banding activities are weather permitting.