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.
2022 Spring 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.
Tom and Paula Bartlett will be banding birds on the islands again this spring. Below are the dates and times when you can come and visit the banding station to see the birds up close!
Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve –Middle Bass Island
Please contact Lisa at email@example.com or 419-366-2087 to let us know you are coming. Please drive through the gate to park so that we do not block the entrance. Do not park on private property outside the gate.
April 24-28 from dawn til about 3:00pm
April 29 dawn til about 12:00pm
Vineyard Bed and Breakfast and Scheeff East Point Preserve-South Bass Island
May 1 dawn to about 3:00pm
May 2-4 12:00-3:00pm
.May 8 dawn to about 3:00pm
May 9-11 12:00-3:00pm
Long Point-Jones Preserve-Kelleys Island-park before gate on left and walk in
April 18-22 Dawn to about 3:00pm
May 16-20 Dawn to about 3:00pm
May 26-21 Dawn to about 3:00pm
May 33-27 Dawn to about 3:00p
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
Prothonotary Warbler April 28, 2021 – MBI 1st for Lake Erie Islands
2021 Lake Erie Bass Islands Avian Research Project
Lake Erie Islands Bird Checklist
Lake Erie Islands BirdChecklist-2020
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.
Click the arrows below to view a gallery of images captured by Liz Schweitzer during a September 2022 Bird Banding event on Middle Bass Island.
Enjoy your birding!