2020 Lake Erie Bass Islands Avian Research Report

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyWe are so excited to share with you our 2020 Lake Erie Bass Islands Avian Research Report from Tom Bartlett. It includes the last years bird banding data as well as a compilation of the now 18 years of bird banding on the Bass Islands. This work has been so important in documenting bird migration on the islands and assisting us with receiving grants to protect migratory habitat!

A good winter read on these cold days coming up while we are waiting for ice!

2020 Bass Islands Report Birding_02042021

Lisa Brohl, Chair, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy


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Cape May Warbler

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Magnolia Warbler

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Cerulian Warbler

Our island preserves are so important as stop-over habitat for these colorful birds as they make their way north. Our shoreline forests provide cover and those large clouds of midges or Chironomids we see are important food resources. Watch this migration taking place with s or sw winds coming up. These photos are from the Scheeff East Point Preserve during a recent migration event. Thanks to Conservancy board member Ken Farber for sharing!

Lisa Brohl, Chair, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy