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Bird Banding at Put-in-Bay

September 13 - September 17

Bird Banding at Middle Bass Island

Master bird bander Tom Bartlett and his wife Paula Bartlett will be on the islands this fall for bird banding. All activities noted below are open to the public. They ask that visitors maintain social distancing. Wearing of masks by visitors is encouraged. Check for any covid related changes.

There are hundreds of songbirds that stop on their migration south to feed on the abundant insect resources of the Lake Erie Islands. Although not as colorful as in their breeding plumage in spring, the warblers, thrushes, and other birds are just as fascinating to see up close. The islands are an amazing place to witness this annual migration of birds, monarch butterflies, dragonflies, and bats!

The Vineyard-Scheeff East Point Preserve

Turn left at the Vineyard sign just before the Scheeff East Point Preserve and drive back toward the red barn to park

Monday-September 13th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday-September 14th  1:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday-September 15th 1:00 to 3:00pm

Thursday-September 16th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Friday-September 17th 6:00am to 12:00pm


September 13
September 17
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