12641
Ohio

Lake Erie: Birding the Islands and Shores

There’s no place like the Lake Erie Islands in spring: trees in bloom, blue skies and myriad birds passing through on their annual migration. Bring your binoculars, this is a good one.
Rating (4.86)
Program No. 12641RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,279

At a Glance

Welcome to the beautiful Lake Erie Islands, where more than 450 bird species pass through during the spring migration. Witness this return to warmer climes and gain authoritative knowledge of the many species you observe — including Black-throated Green Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers and Indigo Buntings. Take part in walks, lectures, bird-banding and more, all led by local bird experts.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Slow walking over uneven terrain; standing for short increments.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a special field trip via ferry to Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada, a prime vantage point for observing the spring migration, and go birding in Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.
  • Visit Ohio State University’s Stone Lab, the oldest freshwater biological field station in the U.S., to learn how 65 researchers from 12 agencies work year-round to solve the pressing issues facing the Great Lakes.
  • Visit Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, honoring those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and celebrating the lasting peace among Britain, Canada and the U.S.

General Notes

U.S. passport is required to enter Canada. All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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Tom Bartlett
Tom is a retired biology instructor with an MS in biology and education from the University of Toledo. He has banded over 90,000 birds of over 200 species since 1971. Tom has led bird banding and census efforts at Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve for more than 35 years and the Lake Erie Islands for more than 25 years. A Road Scholar instructor since 2003, he has traveled and birded extensively across North America, as well as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Great Britain.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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