Island Birders Resources


A page for island bird lovers!


We’ve created this page to post information and resources for birdwatchers and birding events.

This page will be updated when new information is available so please stop back.



2021 Bird Banding Dates


All dates subject to change, cancellation, weather, or rainout Call if in doubt!

Banding begins ½ hour before sunrise and usually ends mid-afternoon.


Middle Bass Island


April 25 through May 1

Location: East Point Preserve


South Bass Island


May 2 through May 5

May 9 through May 12

September 8 through September 14

Location (Look for bird banding sign):

Vineyard Bed & Breakfast 910 Columbus Avenue


Lake Erie Bass Islands Bird Banding Project

H. Thomas Bartlett (Federal Permit # 21624)

1833 South Winfield Drive, Tiffin, Ohio 44883

(419) 447-0005, 567-278-2300 or 419-937-6255




Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler may 4 – MBI 1st for Bass Islands


2020 Lake Erie Bass Islands Avian Research Project


View or download the 2020 Bass Islands Avian Report here.



Lake Erie Islands Bird Checklist


View or download the latest Bird Checklist here.



Preserves and Trail Maps

Ready to hit the trails and enjoy our beautiful birds and natural landscape? Download trail maps here:


See and download maps of the Lake Erie Islands here



Get trail maps of two of our best preserves for bird watching!


Explore the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail for beautiful islands flora and fauna.

Jane Coates Wildflower Trail Map


This lakeshore preserve offers great views and birdwatching.

Scheeff East Point Preserve Map



Find more information on islands birds and other local wildlife on our Islands Fauna Page.


More information on birding efforts and events can be found on our main Resources page here.

Or keep track of upcoming events on the LEIC Events Page here.


Enjoy your birding!