Fall Bird Banding Schedule–Come Visit and See the Birds
Master bird bander Tom Bartlett and his wife Paula Bartlett will be on the islands this fall for bird banding. All activities noted below are open to the public. They ask that visitors maintain social distancing, especially unvaccinated individuals. Wearing of masks by visitors is encouraged. Check www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org for any covid-related changes.
There are hundreds of songbirds that stop on their migration south to feed on the abundant insect resources of the Lake Erie Islands. Although not as colorful as in their breeding plumage in spring, the warblers, thrushes, and other birds are just as fascinating to see up close. The islands are an amazing place to witness this annual migration of birds, monarch butterflies, dragonflies, and bats!
The Vineyard-Scheeff East Point Preserve
Turn left at the Vineyard sign just before the Scheeff East Point Preserve; drive back to the red barn to park.
Monday-September 13th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday-September 14th 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday-September 15th 1:00 to 3:00pm
Thursday-September 16th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Friday-September 17th 6:00am to 12:00pm
Kelleys Island-Jones Preserve
Drive to Long Point and park to the left 100 yards before the gate.
Sunday-September 19th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Monday-September 20th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday-September 21th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday-September 22th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday-September 23th 6:00am to 3:00pm
Friday-September 24th 6:00am to 12:00pm
Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve
This is located at the end of a private drive. Please contact Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or leiconservancy “at” gmail.com to let us know you want to come. Please drive through the gate to park near the banding station. Do not park in private drives outside the gate.
Sunday, September 26th 6:00am-3:00pm
Monday September 27th 6:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday September 28th 6:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday September 29th 6:00am-3:00pm
Thursday September 30th 6:00am-3:00pm
Friday October 1st 6:00 am-12:00pm
Kelleys Island Scheele Preserve and Jones Preserve
October 14-31 Songbirds banding during Day at Jones Preserve 6:00Am to 3ish
Saw-whet Owl banding 7:00 PM to ??? at Scheele Preserve
November 1-15 Songbirds banding during Day at Jones Preserve 6:00AM to 3ish
November 1-22 Saw-whet Owl banding 7:00 PM to ??? at Scheele Preserve