Audubon Bird Lovers Report!

AudubonAttached are the final totals for the Lake Erie Count Circle of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 2018.  The Excel spreadsheet includes the totals from Middle Bass, South Bass, Kelleys Island, and Pelee. What a great group effort.   And a lot of fun! Thanks to all who participated in this citizen science effort.

2018 Christmas Bird Count Final

Remember, too, the Great Back Yard Bird Count is coming up this weekend  Check it out at  if you want to participate!

Lake Erie Weather Cycle Creates Art-in-Place

Lake Erie weather

What lies beyond the lighthouse?

What happens when Lake Erie freezes, warms up and regains open water, the wind blows, and then the lake freezes again?

A look along the shoreline at South Bass Island Lighthouse reveals the accumulated ice shoves of recent weather cycles.  The varying thickness, intricate patterns, and craggy extensions present another fascinating marvel of island winter!  Click image for enlarged view.  Photos by Donna Steinbach

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New Week, New Weather

National Weather Service >956 PM EST Sat Feb 9 2019 (edited)
Put-in-Bay’s next weather system will be a mid level disturbance moving along the westerly flow . . . light snow from southwest to northeast Sunday afternoon and evening. There will be pockets of moderate snow at times where visibilities may drop briefly to 1/2 to 1 mile.  Temperatures will be near or just slightly below freezing when this snow event moves in Sunday afternoon. Overall accumulations expected will average 1 to 2 inches.