Kelleys Island–Jones Preserve at Long Point
Jones Preserve at Long Point
Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
Kelleys Island preserves (Cleveland Museum of Natural History) webpage
Kelleys Island webpage
Kelleys Island Audubon Society website
Kelleys Island map (from Kelleys Island Audubon Society)
eBird Bar Charts by Season
About Jones Preserve at Long Point
Between 1976 and 1982, brothers Thomas and Brooks Jones donated parcels totaling 21 acres on a narrow strip of land that juts from the island’s northeast corner called Long Point. This area is a vital stopover site for migratory birds crossing Lake Erie — particularly warblers, which prefer mature forests close to the lake for their rest stops. In recognition of the Jones brothers’ generosity in donating Long Point to the Museum, in 2006, Long Point was renamed the Jones Preserve. Since 1996, the Jones Preserve has been a key research site for certified bird-bander and Museum Research Associate Tom Bartlett. Tom, wife Paula and other volunteers have mist-netted and banded 3,825 spring migrants here.
From Kelleys Island preserves (Cleveland Museum of Natural History) webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Kelleys Island State Park map.