Kelleys Island Audubon Club


May is Birding Month on Kelleys Island

For the entire month of May, during peak spring Migration, visiting birders are invited to stop at the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce office for field guides, maps and brochures illustrating the best birding areas on the island.




Songbird Banding at Jones Preserve, Long Point

Tom Bartlett will be banding at Jones Preserve every morning at 7 a.m, weather permitting.

May 19- Nest  with the Birds 
September 22-  Feathers and Foliage

Owl Banding

Nightly from mid Oct  to Late Nov. — Scheele Preserve, on Monaghan Road.

Owl Fest

Friday, November 1-3,  7:00  – 9:00 pm

Join Tom and Paula Bartlett at the Scheele Preserve and Chris Ashley, KI State Park Manager, at the North Pond Preserve after dark as they document and band the tiny Saw-Whet Owls on Kelleys Island.

At 8 pm on Friday only, Pat Hayes will be leading an Owl Prowl to the North Pond tower.  Meet at the North Pond parking lot and make sure to bring a flashlight.

The saw-whet owl is a very reclusive bird, so this is a great opportunity to see them up close. Wear a head lamp, bring a flashlight and dress for the chill in the air!

Hoot Owl Newsletter

The Hoot Owl is the newsletter for the Kelleys Island Audubon Club.  It has articles and activities that involve the Club.  

Past Newsletters

Science Saturdays

May 25- Aug. 31  11:00- 1:00  Every Saturday

Kelleys Island State Park Campground Pavilion

This weekly series of events featured interactive exploration centered around a particular topic.  Families and learners of all ages are invited to explore hands-on science fun during this free drop-in event.

Presented by the Kelleys Island Field Station

Nest With the Birds

Sat. May 19,  8am- 2 pm

Don’t miss your chance to experience our monthly bird census and bi-annual bird-banding events! Enjoy this nature program.   “Nest with the Birds” featuring bird banding with the Bartletts on Long Point from 7am -2pm and a nature walk with KIAC President Pat Hayes at 10am.   See the migrating neo-tropical songbirds up close and personal with Master Bird Bander, Tom Bartlett, at Jones Preserve, Long Point.

Kelleys Island Kids Nature Camp

June  and July 

Space is limited! Sign up soon! Their web site has the registration form and more information. 

 We are partnering with:
The Kelleys Island Audubon Society
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center

Presented by Kelleys Island Field Station


Friday, Aug. 10

Community Park Pavilion

Homecoming is an event sponsored by KILA (the Kelleys Island Landowners Association) and serves as a weekend for those who love this island to return and enjoy fun, food, and entertainment. Friday Fish Fry, and Saturday’s parade

We will need volunteers to man the Audubon Information table.

Glacial Glimpses

Sunday, Sept 1, 1:00-2:00

Pat Hayes, Kelleys Island Audubon President
Where does every new tourist go? Why the Glacial Grooves, of course!
 Pat Hayes will be leading a guided walk around the Glacial Grooves. Learn the latest theories surrounding their formation. Also, there are new plaques around the Grooves you may have not seen yet.
Meet at the Glacial Grooves parking lot to participate in this free activity.

Feathers and Foliage

Island Activities

For a full list of Island activities, please go to the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, Sept 22 Enjoy fall's splendor at the Jones Preserve on Long Point. View a variety of migrating birds with our bi-annual Bird Banding. Join us in a guided beginning bid walk geared to all ages.

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