12641
Put-In-Bay
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.
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Program No. 12641RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5 B 5 L 5 D
Getting There
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DAY
1
Check-in/Orientation
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
D
Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Afternoon: Check-in at hotel

Dinner: Dinner at waterfront restaurant

Evening: Orientation class

DAY
2
Bird walk field trip/Island Tour/Local Lighthouse
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Morning: Bird walk field trip with experienced leaders all morning. Group divided into three smaller groups of ten.

Lunch: Noon lunch at waterfront restaurant.

Afternoon: 1 PM field trip Tour of Island via open-air transportation. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial included.

Dinner: Dinner 6 PM at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: 7:15 PM Bird checklist and lecture at historic island Town Hall.

DAY
3
Bird walk/Gibraltar Island/Stone Laboratory
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Morning: 7:30 bird walk same as Monday.

Lunch: Noon lunch at waterfront restaurant.

Afternoon: 1 PM boat transportation from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar Island, home of the Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory, the oldest freshwater lab in the US. Also historic home of Jay Cooke, financier of the Civil War. Field trip tour of island and buildings, bird walk and lecture with OSU staff. Boat transport back to Put-in-Bay.

Dinner: 6 PM dinner at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: 7:15 PM Bird checklist update and lecture at historic Town Hall.

DAY
4
Bird banding/Nature Museum/Historic Island Winery and Caves
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Morning: 7:30 AM bird banding field trip all morning.

Lunch: Noon: Lunch at waterfront restaurant.

Afternoon: 1 PM field trip to Nature Museum, Butterfly House, historic island Winery and Caves.

Dinner: 6 PM dinner at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: 7:15 PM Bird checklist update and lecture at Town Hall.

DAY
5
Ferry to Point Pelee, Ontario
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Arbor Inn Bed & Breakfast

Morning: 7:30 Ferry trip to Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada for birding (weather dependent) with three experienced guides.

Lunch: Box Lunch

Afternoon: Field Trip at Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada continued

Dinner: Approx. 6:45 PM dinner at waterfront restaurant.

Evening: Free evening.

DAY
6
Magee Marsh/Departure
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L

Morning: Leave island between 7 AM and 8 AM and arrive Magee Marsh for 9 AM field trip with bird walk

Lunch: Box lunch