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Sunday, May 05, 2013

The Biggest Week in American Birding is Going On Now, May 3-12th in OH, Come Visit

Bay-breasted Warbler is just one of the many eye-candy avian treats waiting for you at The Biggest Week in American Birding which is going on now from May 3rd to 12th at Magee Marsh, OH, the warbler capital of the world. We will see you there! We are giving the keynote address on Friday, May 10th. The Biggest Week is a mega-birding happening with lots of birders, guided walks, evening socials, lectures, workshops, events, field trips, birding celebrities like Kenn and Kim Kaufman, and tons of fun.

Magee is just an awesome place to see and photograph warblers because the birds are so close. Birders stand on the boardwalk that goes through the wooded area at the edge of Lake Erie, where all the warblers congregate. It seems like warblers are just dripping from the trees.

Magnolia Warbler is one of my favorites

Here's an American Redstart, male,

and a Black-throated Green Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

If you are anywhere near northwest Ohio this week, then get yourself over to Magee Marsh and the festival. They are still accepting walk-in registrations at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center  and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. We hope to see some of you there!
Lillian and Don Stokes

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