Bird Banding Continuing Success on Bass Islands

Common Yellowthroat taken by Shane Roberts at Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve.

2018 bird banding totals for the Bass Islands are now available.  Thanks to bird-banders Tom Bartlett, Dr. James Marshall, Tom Kashmer, and all their assistants, scribes, extractors for the efforts this year. Lake Erie Islands Conservancy appreciates, too, the permission from Dr. Bill Cleveland and Barb and Mark Barnhill for the use of their property for banding.  The data is invaluable for how the Put-in-Bay Township Park District manages their preserves and for obtaining grant funds to protect more habitats for migratory and resident birds.

2018 Bass Islands Birds Banded


Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Reports Active and Successful Year

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy shares the commitment of its members and island community in the just-released winter issue of Island Green Scene.  Highlights include major progress in the acquisition of Coopers Woods, success with the annual bird seed sale and Christmas Bazaar, and bird-banding news.  Exciting 2018 events are also identified.  Click the banner below to read the complete newsletter online!Lake Erie Islands Conservancy


Bird Banding Reaches Major Milestone on South Bass Island

Put in Bay bird bandingTom and Paula Bartlett banded their 1,000th bird on South Bass Island for 2018 yesterday, November 29, at the Brohl feeders on Mitchell Road.  Number 1000 was a black-capped chickadee and is shown here with Lisa Brohl, Tom Bartlett, Teddi Morris, Paula BartlePut in Bay bird bandingtt, and Nancy Welter. LEIC Board Member Marsha Collett stopped by to witness the event as well.

Other birds banded included downy and red-bellied woodpeckers, red and white-breasted nuthatch, house finch, northern cardinal, blue jay, dark-eyed junco, and American goldfinch. Tom and Paula also banded an eastern screech owl at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center on Giving Tuesday during their island visit.  Sincere appreciation is extended to Tom and Paula for their dedication to island bird conservation! Their data is invaluable as LEIC prepares grants to protect more of our island habitats.


Winter Bird Seed Orders Due

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy Winter Bird Seed Sale orders are due by 1 November 2018.    That ‘s Thursday!

Have your winter bird seed supply delivered to your island residence. Winter Bird Seed Sale benefits Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.  Titgemeier’s Feed and Garden Stores will supply us with the following types of seed: niger/thistle, black oil sunflower, and mixed birdseed of several grades.  Titgemeier’s is a family birdseedowned feed and garden store in business since January 12, 1888 at 701 Western Avenue in Toledo, Ohio.  A most unusual store, their products range from grass seed and fertilizer to pet, wild bird, and brewing supplies.

To order, use the attached form, visit www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org , or call Kelly or Marty Faris at 419-285-4772.

Order Form for Bird Seed 2018


Winter Bird Seed for Sale

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyLake Erie Islands Conservancy Winter Bird Seed Sale is now active.  Have your winter bird seed supply delivered to your island residence! Winter Bird Seed Sale benefits Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.  Titgemeier’s Feed and Garden Stores will supply us with the following types of seed: niger/thistle, black oil sunflower, and mixed birdseed of several grades.  Titgemeier’s is a family birdseedowned feed and garden store in business since January 12, 1888 at 701 Western Avenue in Toledo, Ohio.  A most unusual store, their products range from grass seed and fertilizer to pet, wild bird, and brewing supplies.

To order, use the attached form, visit www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org , or call Kelly or Marty Faris at 419-285-4772 or kelmar “at” thirdplanet.net.  Forms will also be at the General Store, library, and other island locations. Orders will be taken until November 1, with delivery  in mid-November.

Order Form for Bird Seed 2018