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.
Program No. 12641RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,069
Getting There
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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. Participants will stay in one of three charming Put-in-Bay Bed & Breakfasts - all with a private bath. Participants will not be assigned rooms until six to four weeks prior to the start date. 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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Tammy Martin
Tammy Martin works as a library cataloger at nearby Oberlin College. She earned a Masters in Environmental Interpretation from The Ohio State University. During college, Tammy worked as a naturalist for the National Park Service. She returned to academia in the library field, when she and her husband, Dan, raised their kids. After their graduation, Tammy found time to revive her interest in birding and hasn’t looked back. An active member of the Lorain County Chapter for National Audubon, Tammy frequently leads monthly field trips.
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Andy Jones
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Dianne Smith
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John Lortz
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Tammy Martin
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Lisa Kutschbach Brohl
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Paula Bartlett
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