Here is some rainy day reading from bird bander Tom Bartlett. He and his wife prepared this attached report on banding efforts this past year on the Bass Islands. It is really wonderful to have all this data at our disposal for preserving land and managing our preserves properly. And is a tremendous amount of fun and education being around the banding process!
Thanks Tom and Paula Bartlett and their bird banding teams, the Miller Boat Line, Put-in-Bay Township Park District, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center for support of these banding efforts. We appreciate also the private donations that have helped purchase bird banding nets and equipment over the years including the Ottawa County Community Foundation and equipment loaned from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.